Golconda – The City of Diamonds

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Go back five centuries in time to walk through the capital of the Golconda kingdom, a great center of trade, and the world’s source of diamonds. Listen to stories about daily life in a medieval city frequented by travelers and traders from around the world.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: USD 12 / INR 750 per person
Platform: Zoom
What you need: An internet-enabled device with a decent internet connection
Recommended: Headphones and your favorite snack and beverage!

The Qutb Shahi dynasty ruled from the city of Golconda, and it was a center for trade and commerce. Not only was it a great diamond market – the kingdom had the only diamond mines in the world – but it was also a great exchange for goods and ideas from all around the medieval world.

In a one-hour virtual tour of the once-gleaming capital city of the Qutb Shahi rulers, we will look at the main ruins today that represent the bazars, the massive stone walls that protected the city and the Diamond Keep – the citadel atop the hill in the center of the town. We will also explore the various stories connected with the city and its fortifications, as well as take a look at how daily life in the medieval capital was!

The immersive experience will be using Google Street View, as well as our proprietary content, including photographs and videos.

Praise for our virtual events

Wonderful lecture Navin. Thanks so much — K

Trilogy session of Navin… Excellent walk the talk and finally the storytelling of the Siege of Golconda. We were back to the days of 8 months siege and got to know about the Shahs and Alamgir of Mughals. Thank you Navin, we look forward to more from you — SR

Excellent session Navin, thank you — R

It was like watching a movie Navin, you made it so interesting thank you — B

Thank you Navin. That was a wonderful session. Very beautiful pictures n well narrated story — A

Awesome walking through the fort. You gave more awesome way of storytelling which made the climb very easy. Thanks Navin — SR

Gem of a session — KR

Excellent session by Navin — JN

Very interesting session, Navin. Thanks for sharing your insights and interpretations that made the virtual walk special — LSK

Thank you Navin you have done in-depth study of the Qutub Shahis, we were lucky to listen to you and see the pictures — B

For taking us virtually to Golconda fort and an excellent Diamond Exhibition – Marvelous it was. Thank you so much Navinji — MM

Brilliant one Navin. I watched it like a fantasy movie. Similarly it has other parts too 🤩. Great storytelling👏🏽👏🏽

A great walk and talk tour Navin. Must have a real walk sometimes in the near future. 😊 Tombs can also tell Real tales as you did . Story teller of history… Thank you Navin

The entire webinar was indeed very novel. Kudos Navin!

It felt like we were actually there thank you Navin for taking us on a journey in this lockdown special

Fantastic session from Navin. The visuals took us on a virtual tour.

Navin Fantastic session.Well done.

That was a very interesting use of street view. Thank you Navin look forward to joining your Hyderabad walk some day.

Enjoyed the walk with you down the Qutb road.

Hi Navin, Im a tourist guide in Malaysia. Following the other with you was an awesome experience. You were so good so informative and i felt as though i was there in person..felt the son the breeze..even heard the birds in the park. Your story telling was brilliant. And Im missing my guiding so much now. Thank you Navin.

The video was good had the feeling of being there looking forward to the next episode

It was a wonderful and enriching experience.

Very inspiring and interesting guided online tour of the Qutub Shahi Tombs. Great Architecture, interesting to know the emperors had to built their own tombs. Thank you.

Very knowledgeable speaker who could hold our attention. Thanks

Saturday 26 December 2020 - 5 pm to 6 pm India Time

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