After the historian / guide picks from your place of stay drive 12 kms to witness the perfect climb of 360 steps one way to the see fascinating views from (400 ft) the Baradari; plains and the royal necropolis. Explore one of the world’s impregnable fort: GOLCONDA, built between 1143 - 1687 AD. Eight kms outer wall with 87 semi-circular bastions and 8 gates fell to the marching Aurangzeb in 1687. Fabled treasure like Koh-i-noor was looted. Huge blocks of cut stone butting onto natural outcrops of granite, with several buildings for living, treasury, harems, mosques, baaghs, baths and barracks. Royal Necropolis with their own mosques are located, North West of the fort, out through Banjara Gate.
After ethnic Hyderabadi Lunch (included) continue to walk around Charminar, the landmark of Hyderabad – Masterpiece of Qutb Shahi Architecture of 1591. Stone and Stucco plastering Minarets raise to 180 ft from the ground. Built to celebrate deliverance of the the city from Plaque. Stairs are closed on Fridays. Climb the narrow steps for panoramic view of the city. Latter walk around the Laad Bazar street, next to Charminar, for bargaining of bridal accessories, lacquer Bangles, Hyderabad Attar, Mehndi and Antiques. At the end of the street turn left to see the Chowmahalla Palace (replica of shah of Iran’s palace in Tehran). Latter walk into the Mecca Mosque (10000 prayers at once) of Belgian Crystal Chandeliers, completed in 1694 by 8000 masons in 77 yrs, finished by Emperor Aurangzeb. Nizam Kings are buried here. The tour ends with a taste of ethnic Irani Tea and Osmania Biscuits at the corner of Charminar