Did you know that Golconda has a Secret Tunnel to Charminar!!
The Ravenclaw’s Diadem was one of the Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes that had to be destroyed to fight back the evil. Besides the fact that the gates of Hogwarts were closed for Harry Potter, he somehow had to enter the wizard school to take hold of the crown, but how was his question and it was then his friend took him via a secret passage that led him directly to the school’s dormitory. Amazing isn’t it? How does it feel if I have to say, “Pack your bags to visit a secret passage in India that is eight km long”?
Would you believe it or think it is just a myth? Try not to, because, it is believed that there is an eight-kilometre long hidden tunnel in the city of Hyderabad that connects Charminar and the Golconda Fort. The tunnel connecting the two places was built by the city’s founder, Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah for providing safe passage to the royal families in case of any emergency. It is also believed to have hidden treasures kept by the Nizams with emergency exits at varied locations.
To prove its existence, excavation work was started in the palace place near Saif Nawaz Jung Deorhi which on digging, 30 feet deep and 15 feet wide tunnel opening was found. Similar to it was seen in another locality named Doodh Khana Allah Rakhi Begum. The excavations revealed that the tunnel had two branches which led past the famous Laad Bazaar, Puranapul Darwaza, Toli Masjid and Langar Houze to the Gosha Mahal near Charminar. Efforts were taken to clear the tunnel but the laborers found that the tunnel has been collapsed due to non- usage of it for a very long time.
If preserved well, it would have been one of the desired tourists’ spots for many. Don’t you want to unveil the real truth behind it? Meet the locals and get to know other tunnels of Hyderabad as people say there might be tunnels running down their houses as well. So, visit TicketGoose.com, India’s leading online bus ticket booking portal and make your bookings in leading travel operators like Jabbar Travels,Meghana Travels and Kaleswari Travels to discover the truth.