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A fraction of Golconda

While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In “A fraction of Golconda,” 10th grader Tiana S. shares some of her favorite photos from TGS’ recent weXplore excursion to the ruinous Golconda Fort, which sits on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.

Golkonda, which translates to “Shepherd’s Hill,” was Hyderabad’s capital city between 1518-1687.

From the base, or main entrance, there is an open wall roof with a sound traveling system. When you clap, the sound travels 91 meters above, all the way to the top of the fort. The sound also carries in both directions. This was one of my favorite things.

Another aspect I loved about Golconda was the surrounding cover of green life.

There were many people everywhere taking tours or just walking around.

There were some religious representations (Durga is the deity painted on the rock).

Cannons used to defend the fort were branded.

 

The fort also provided nice views of surrounding Hyderabad.

These are some of the photos that I like!

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