Golkonda, additionally called Golconda, Gol konda ("Round formed hill"), or Golla konda, may be a bastion and fort in Southern Asian country and was the capital of the medieval land of the Qutb Shahi folk (c.1518–1687), is placed eleven kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Hyderabad. it's additionally a tehsil of Hyderabad district, Telangana, India. The region is thought for the mines that have created a number of the world's most renowned gems, as well as the Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond and also the Nassak Diamond.Golkonda was originally called Mankal. Golkonda Fort was 1st engineered by the Kakatiya folk as a part of their western defenses on the lines of the Kondapalli Fort. town and also the defence were engineered on a granite hill that's one hundred twenty meters (480 ft) high, enclosed by large battlements.