Golkonda Fort

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Yesterday we journeyed to Golkonda Fort, a 13th century structure surrounded by a 10 km wall. Several of the main gates are made of iron with large spikes to prevent armored elephants from breaking through. The fort also impressed with an innovative water supply that originally transported water from 5 km away all the way to the top of the fort, phenomenal acoustics, and a romantic couples location that I unwittingly wandered into. In its heyday, the fort was home to the Koh-i-noor diamond (105 carats) as well as the Hope diamond. Attached are photos from the hilltop mosque and one of the topmost parapets–claimed for Calvin by James. Quite the impressive structure.

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One Response to Golkonda Fort

  1. sudesh says:

    Wonder Calvin College Students, u all have acquired a lot of info on this country and business.

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