Overview:On this half-day city tour, discover the historical landmarks of the Old City of Hyderabad. Admire the stunning architecture of the massive Golconda Fort set on a hilltop, before paying a visit to the historical Qutub Shahi Tombs - the resting place of the Sultans (rulers) of Hyderabad. Also, get an insight into the royal tapestry of the Nizams of Hyderabad.Highlights:Wander through the former capital of the sultanate of HyderabadDiscover the royal tombs of the former kings at the Qutub Shahi TombsMarvel at the majesty of the medieval Golconda Fort dating back to the 16th centuryPrivate guide for a more personalized experienceTransport facility in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
Your tour starts with a pick up from the hotel. You will be then driven towards the Golconda fort. Also known as Round Shaped hill or Shepherds' Hill, the Golconda Fort is a citadel and fort that once served as the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The Fort used to have a vault that once stored the Koh-i-Noor and Hope Diamonds, along with other precious diamonds. The Golconda Fort along with the Qutb Shahi dynasty Monuments of Hyderabad (the Charminar and the Qutb Shahi Tombs) is on UNESCO’s Tentative World Heritage Site List.Next, head towards the Qutub Shahi tombs, located close to the Golconda Fort. The Qutub Shahi tombs contain the tombs and mosques built by various rulers of the Qutub Shahi dynasty; it is also the resting place of the Golconda Emperors. Laid beautifully among the sprawling gardens, the tombs are worth a visit. The Hindu, Persian and Pathani style of architecture add to the grandeur of the tombs. The corridors of these tombs are famous for their Indo-Saracenic architecture.After the sightseeing tour ends, you will be driven back to the hotel.