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Golkonda Fort UPSC NOTE


  • Originally built in the 11th century by the Kakatiya Dynasty.

  • Golkonda Fort expanded and rose to prominence under the Qutb Shahi kings in the 16th century. 

  • It served as the capital of the Golconda Sultanate and was renowned for its diamond trade and impregnable defenses.

  • The fort is a marvel of medieval engineering, showcasing a blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. 

  • Three fortified walls: Encircling the fort in concentric circles, providing formidable defense against invaders.

  • Eighty-seven bastions: These sturdy protrusions along the walls enhanced defensive capabilities.

  • Eight gates: Each gate was intricately designed and served as an entry point to the fort.

  • Water supply system: A sophisticated network of canals and reservoirs ensured a reliable water supply within the fort.

  • Interior structures: Palaces, mosques, and assembly halls are some of the notable structures found within the fort complex.

  • Current status: Today, Golkonda Fort is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its historical significance, architectural

grandeur, and scenic views. 

  • It's considered an important monument in Indian history and is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.



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Golkonda Fort UPSC NOTE
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