The Kingdom of Diamonds Tour

4-hour, small-group tour covering two of the best-preserved sites from the Qutub Shahi period – Golconda and the necropolis of the Qutub Shahi kings. Listen to the stories of the men and women who founded Hyderabad.

Description

The early history of Hyderabad is the story of the Qutub Shahi dynasty, during whose time the city was built. The Kingdom of Golkonda was arguably the richest in the world during its time. Being home to the only diamond mine in the world and a thriving center of trade and commerce, it is no surprise that Golkonda under the Qutub Shahis can lay claim to the title of Kingdom of the Diamonds.

In a small-group half-day tour lasting 4 hours, we will visit two of the best-preserved sites from the Qutub Shahi period – the Golkonda Fort and the necropolis of the Qutub Shahi kings. Listen to the stories of the men and women who founded Hyderabad.

Highlights

Golkonda Fort: Walk through history at one of India’s largest forts that has never been taken militarily

Qutub Shahi Tombs: Walk through the necropolis of the mighty Qutub Shahi rulers and listen to stories of their rule. Marvel at the splendid architecture of the richest kings in the world of their time.

Itinerary

  • Golkonda Fort
  • Qutb Shahi Tombs

Things to Note

Inclusions

  • Guide throughout the tour
  • Narrated walks through the attractions
  • Bottled water

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses
  • Entry tickets (If add-on not purchased)
  • Transport (If add-on not purchased)

Things to Carry

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Wear comfortable and sturdy footwear

Dress so that your knees and shoulders are covered, as some of the places we might go into are of religious significance

Cost

Tour Cost

1 Person: Rs. 4500

2 Persons: Rs. 3500 per person

3 Persons: Rs. 3000 per person

4 Persons and above: Rs. 2500 per person

Add-Ons

Air-conditioned transport – Rs. 2500 (1 to 2 guests) / Rs. 3500 (3 to 5 guests)

All Tickets – Rs. 235 (Indian), Rs. 550 (Non-Indian)

South Indian Breakfast @ Minerva / Chutneys – Involves starting a bit earlier (Rs. 400/head)

Traditional Banana Leaf Lunch at Subbayya Gari – Rs. 600 per person

Sound and Light Show at Golkonda Fort – Rs. 140 per person

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