The Golconda Fort in Hyderabad unveiled a captivating new 3D projection light and sound show. This state-of-the-art display utilises high-resolution projectors, moving heads, and laser lights to bring the fort's centuries-old heritage to life. The show, lasting 30 minutes and 20 seconds, will be available in Telugu, Hindi, and English. The fort's architectural grandeur will be illuminated in warm white lights, while the entry and the Baradari Hall will don a tricoloured pattern. It will highlight the fort's 800-year history, replacing the previous light and sound show from 1993.
G Kishan Reddy, the Northeastern region's Union Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development, performed the inauguration on 24 January (Wednesday). The Culture Ministry-organised event was attended by prominent writer Vijayendra Prasad, Rajya Sabha MP, and former Union Minister Chiranjeevi.
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The historical marvel, known for its rich past and architectural splendour was originally built in the 12th century by the Kakatiya Dynasty, it was later fortified by the Qutb Shahi kings. This grand fortress, renowned for its advanced engineering, including intricate water supply systems and acoustic effects, played a pivotal role in mediaeval Deccan. Golconda was not just a fort but also a thriving city, a centre for the famed diamond trade, including the Koh-i-Noor. Its imposing granite walls enclose palaces, mosques, and a hilltop pavilion, which offer a glimpse into its regal heritage. The fort's decline began after its fall to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, and it now stands as a testament to its illustrious history, attracting visitors worldwide.
The light and sound show at Golconda Fort is a major tourist attraction, offering a mesmerising blend of visual and auditory experiences that bring the fort's rich history to life. This show, projected onto the fort's grand walls, narrates the story of Golconda's past, enhancing the historical experience with modern technology. The show attracts both local and international visitors, adding a unique dimension to the exploration of the fort. It's an experience that combines entertainment with education, making it a must-see for anyone visiting Hyderabad.