Private Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs from Hyderabad

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Private Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs from Hyderabad
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Join us for the private half-day tour to the amazing Golkonda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs from Hyderabad. Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you during the tour and explain all the history and interesting aspects of this magnificent fort that was built around the 13th century. Later visit the nearby Qutb Shahi Tombs that were built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches as a distinctive style that integrates Pashtun, Persian and Hindu architecture.
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In Brief

Location:
Hyderabad, India
Country:
India
Duration:
4 to 6 hours
Operates:
All days except Fridays
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Stop At: Golconda Fort, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad 500008 India

Golconda Fort Hyderabad is an outstanding example of brilliant engineering and magical architecture. Located at a distance of 11km from the city, it is the most famous of all Hyderabad sightseeing places. The name of the fort has been derived from the Telugu words "Golla" and "Konda" which together means 'Shepherd's Hill'. Founded in the approximately 12th Century by the Kakatiya Kings, this massive Golconda Fort with eight gates and 87 bastions was later built by Qutub Shahi Kings.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Qutab Shahi Tombs, Toli Chowki 1 Km from Golconda Fort, Hyderabad 500008 India

Located at a distance of approximately 850 metres away from the Banjara Darwaza of Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs consist of tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers. Considered to be few of the oldest monuments of Hyderabad, these tombs captivate their visitors with the architectural excellence presenting a beautiful blend of Persian and Indian architectural styles. You can see the influences of Hindu, Pathan, Deccan as well as Persian styles in the structure of tombs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hyderabad downtown
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Local taxes
  • Monuments entrances
  • Entry/Admission - Golconda Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Qutab Shahi Tombs

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick from all hotels in Hyderabad

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Group discount is available for group size of 2+
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, including on uneven surfaces
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

The fort is very cool. We were particularly impressed by the reservoir system that was built to transport water to the top of the foot long before we would have thought such technology existed. It is a steep walk up and down, which was a bit challenging for the older member of our party and one with knee troubles. The tombs were somewhat interesting but not worth more than the 15 minutes we stopped there. We were traveling with two small children who were a little bored by the historical explanations that the adults among us found quite interesting the guide could have made more of an attempt to adapt given the children's attention spans. But overall our guide was great and quite knowledgeable and we were pleased.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2017

In Brief

Location:
Hyderabad, India
Country:
India
Duration:
4 to 6 hours
Operates:
All days except Fridays
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver