Early in his reign, Quli became enamoured of a beautiful Hindu dancing girl named Bhagmati, to whom he assigned 1,000 cavalry as an escort. As time passed Golconda became very unhealthy through over-population, and in 1591 the king built a magnificent city a few miles away, which he named Bhagnagar to commemorate his favourite mistrress.
Fort is also a testimonial to the cultural and religious diversity of India where a temple and mosque co exist. In the above picture, couple of girls in traditional dresses and beautiful ornaments are seen going for the religious rituals to perform in the temple climbing to the top, carrying the pots with fire on top. Amazing....
Below are some of the artifacts that were uncovered from that era while digging through ruins.
As part of Incredible India series, I had earlier shared a blog post on Incredible India - Karnataka Road Trip and a post on Incredible India - Qutub Minar.