Golconda lies quite close to where we live…20 minutes away at the most, and only because of the crowded city streets. It is a once-beautiful city/fort that now lies in ruins, and is slowly crumbling due to the elements and poor upkeep. It is a breathtaking sight, still, and it is easy to look at it and envision its past days of glory.
We arrived there around 4:45pm, with Scott’s friend, Qadeer as our guide. We arrived late because we wanted to see the nighttime “light and sound” show that started at 7pm. Unfortunately, due to it being a Saturday, the place was extremely crowded and we didn’t have quite enough time to see all that we wanted to see. Addie and I, at least, plan to go back again and spend more time. Ender and Scott are probably not as interested in that… 😉
Before I get to the pictures, I want to say a big “Hello” to Karen (Caryn?) from South Africa. We had the pleasure of meeting her at the fort…. She recognized us from the blog! She has been reading our posts in preparation for their upcoming move to Hyderabad at the end of the year. Best of luck to her and her family, and I hope that we can get to know them better when they arrive here. Look us up and we’ll be glad to show you around!
Since I am always afraid of misspeaking on the historical aspect of things (I’d rather have someone else tell it so I don’t get anything wrong), here’s my ever-present link to the Wikipedia article on Golconda so you can learn more about it if you are interested. It has a long and beautiful history.