Half-Day Tour of Qutub Shahi Tomb and Golconda Fort

Cultural & Theme Tours in Hyderabad

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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.

What’s included

  • Hotel Pick up & drop off (Selected hotels only).
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary.
  • English Speaking Guide for sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 Mineral Water Bottles per person per day in the car.
  • All expenses related to the Vehicle i.e., toll taxes, car parking, fuel charges etc.
  • All Applicable Local & Govt. taxes.
  • Entrance Fees

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Domestic / International Airfare
  • Any personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide & Driver
  • Alcoholic drinks and any meals other than lunch
  • Any other services which are not mentioned above
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