Creepy Castles: 13 Abandoned Places You Need to Visit
Golkonda is a massive stone fort that was originally built in the 16th century, and stands a short distance away from the city of Hyderabad, India. It served as a citadel, fort, and was the capital of the sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty when it was first built. The area is well known for the mines that have produced some of the most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond.
The fort was built in an excellent strategic position in the area, and has been passed down through many different leaders throughout the centuries. The fort was abandoned in 1687, after it fell in a siege to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.