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Hyderabad Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs

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    What to Expect
    You will be picked up at your hotel in Hyderabad at 9:00 AM for morning departure or 2:00 PM for afternoon departure. After pickup you will be transferred to Golkonda Fort.

    Golkonda Fort derives its name from a Telugu word "Golla Konda" meaning "shepherd’s hill". After the downfall of Baihmanis in AD1518, the fort became the capital of the Qutb Shahi kings (AD1518-1687). Golkonda Fort was built on a 400 ft. high hill and has three lines of massive fortification walls one within the other as well as eight imposing gateways. The well-planned township of Golconda located within the fort was one of the splendid cities famous during the medieval world for its extensive trade in gems and diamonds as attested to by foreigners including Marco Polo.

    Later you will visit the Qutub Shahi Tombs. The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches and have a distinctive style that blends Persian, Pashtun and Hindu. After visiting the dorm, you will be taken back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel within Hyderabad city limits
    Return Details
    Your hotel within Hyderabad city limits
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hyderabad
    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Golconda Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Qutab Shahi Tombs
    • Camera/video fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Please advise morning departure or afternoon departure at the time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were very happy with srinivasa reddy and his guiding during our halfday tour around golconda fort Markus lindroos
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    Mr Ranga from Garuda Tourism was great in arranging the tour over phone. A well worth half day tour. Our guide, Mr John, was great, very professional and well versed. Started at the Fort and then took us to the Tombs. Quite a hike to the top of the Fort. Great view. Mr John
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    On a business trip to Hyderabad, I had some time to do some sightseeing at the weekend, so booked on a half-day tour of the Fort and Tombs. The tombs are currently being refurbished, so there was a lot of construction work going on and we got there just as it opened, so we
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    I had a day on my own while in Hyderabad on business. I didn’t want to just hang out hotel and work so did tour from Garuda Tourism through hotel mobile app. Had guide named Naga and was well worth it. He was knowledgeable and easy to be with. I was lucky that I was the only one
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    Historical review of the fort. Company of friends must to have good fun. Good for picnic, day outing.
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    About the operator
    43 reviews
    Mumbai, India
    A bit over priced
    We visited this place in winters and it was a beautiful sight. However we found it a littlee over priced.
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    Enchantic Panoramic views from the Fort and Charminar
    During Christmas, here with husband for couple of tours. The visit to Golconda after 365 steps was a mesmarsing
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    Acoustic System at the Fort was marvelous
    I was here at this historic city for four days visiting several monuments, museums, and countryside rides with a
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    Overhyped and overpriced
    We visited Falaknuma palace and had taken a tour with Viator for USD 90 per person. It’s a beautiful palace to
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    Superb guide and agent
    We are a family of 4 with teenagers on our first trip to Hyderabad. We booked through Reddy following a Google
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    Hyderabad, India
    Halfday tour
    We were very happy with srinivasa reddy and his guiding during our halfday tour around golconda fort Markus
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    Srinu is a great guide!
    Srinu really went above and beyond as a guide for tours of Hyderabad and the surrounding area. He will cater to
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    London, United Kingdom
    Heritage and History
    We took a full day tour along with our elderly parents. We started with Golconda Fort, visited Qutub Shahi tombs,
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    Day tour of Hyderbad
    Srinu was awesome. He provided great history and detail of Hyderbad. Golconda was magnificent. We had a flight
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    Cynthia M
    Danville, California
    We Loved Our Guide!!!
    Madhu was a fabulous guide! We travel extensively and Madhu turned out to be one of the best guides we’ve ever had
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    Eagan, Minnesota
    Most important sights in one day
    The tour was great and I would recommend this Full Day Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad to anyone  who wants to
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    Incredible Full day tour
    Those were insider's stories from licensed guide and incredible panoramic views from Impregnable Golconda fortress
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    One of the best tours in Hyderabad
    I was on a medical conference during October 2019 and used the services of Garuda Tourism for couple of city and
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    New Delhi, India
    Reliable and knowledgable
    We did a private tailor-made tour of Hyderabad with Garuda Tourism where our guide Mr John took us to the top
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    Excellent Guided Tour
    Mr Ranga from Garuda Tourism was great in arranging the tour over phone. A well worth half day tour. Our guide, Mr
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