Golconda Fort: Check Timings, Entry Ticket, & Location Details

Golconda Fort is one of the many historical monuments in Hyderabad. It is located on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The origins of the Golconda Fort can be traced back to the 11th century.

This fortress ruin consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km long outer wall, eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, stables, etc. inside.

The architecture of Golconda Fort is awe-inspiring. The carvings and designs made at every corner of the fortress speak of its royal Ness. Standing at the top part of the fort, a full view of Hyderabad city can be seen.

Golconda Fort

This historical site has a unique acoustic feature that has been described as an “Amazing Clapping Telephone”. At a certain point below the fateh darwazan “Victory Gate”, a hand clap at that point below the dome reverberates and can be heard clearly at the ‘Bala Hisar’ pavilion, the highest point almost a kilometer away.

This worked as a warning in case of an attack. You can experience this magical effect on your own at the fort. The best season to visit the fort is in monsoon season, as the mansion requires long walks, which is tiresome in summer. And the most recommended time is that evening to enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset from the top and you can also attend the sound and light show at night.

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Golconda Fort was first fortified by Kakatiya dynasty on a granite hill and the walls were made of mud. The forts had changed many hands, from Kakatiyas to the Munusuri Nayaks, to the Bahamani Sultans. Breaking away from the Bahamani Sultanate, Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk strengthens the fortress to what we see today. After eight years of being under siege by the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, the fort fell to the Mughal Empire.

Golconda Fort Hyderabad

Another feature that cannot be missed is the sound and light show, which enhances the beauty of Fort at night. The show represents its history and facts. It is organized at the area in and around Rani Mahal, the point from where the whole castle can be seen from below point.

The show is presented in three languages: English, Hindi, and Telugu. 2 shows are placed in a day. The show in Hindi is conducted with a voice-over of Bollywood living legend Amitabh Bachchan and Jagjit Singh’s mellifluous ghazals. The timings for the show differ according to the season.

Golconda Fort Timings

Golconda Fort Timings:

The fort is open to visit during day time as well as at night. The fort opens at 9:00 am in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm. Historical site seeing is closed at 5:00 pm but the sound and light show is available only at night time.

Entry Timings:

Day: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Monday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sound & Light/Laser Show Timings:

Shows: Nov to Feb: Mar to Oct:
1st Show in English (All days) 6:30 pm 7:45 pm
2nd Show in Hindi (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday)
2nd Show in Telugu (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
7:00 pm 8:15 pm

Note: Golconda Fort is open on all days of the week.

Golconda Fort Tickets Price:

Entry Fee:

  • Rs. 25 for Indian Adults (above 15 years)
  • Free for children below 15 years
  • Rs. 200 for foreigner
  • Rs. 25 for Still camera

Sound & Light Show Fee:

Normal Class:

  • Rs. 80 per adult
  • Rs. 60 per child

Executive Class:

Rs. 140 per adult
Rs. 110 per child


There is various local food you can try and savor the taste. All the food stalls are available outside the fort and a few cafes such as Midnight Cafe, Cafe coffee day, etc.

Golconda Fort Photos:

Contact Details:

Official Website: telanganatourism.gov.in

Phone Number: +914023512401 (Fort)

Phone Number: +919640069290 (Laser Show)


It is quite easy to reach Golconda Fort as it is connected to the city roads. It is 9 km away from Hussain Sagar Lake and 11 km away from the city center. There are various routes you can choose such as metro, public bus, and private cabs.

Address: Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008

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On which day is Golconda Fort closed (holiday)?

The operational hours of Golconda Fort are from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and it remains open all days of the week.

What is the entry fee?

Rs.25/- for adults and free for children below 15 years.

How many steps does Golconda have?

Total 365 steps.

What time is the light/laser show?

Every year from November to February first show will be at 06:30 pm and the second show at 7.45 pm and from March to October 1st first show be will at 07:00 pm and the second show at 08.15 pm.

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