Fateh Darwaza, literally meaning ‘the victory gate’, is the main gateway of the Golconda Fort, near the south-east corner. Fateh Darwaza is of historical prominence, as Aurangzeb’s triumphant army marched through this gate after capturing the fort – hence the name.
Noted for its architectural marvel, this massive doorway is 13 ft wide and 25 ft high. It is made of teak studded with steel spikes, which protected the fort against enemy elephant charge. A specialty is that a clap under the canopy of the darwaza can be clearly heard at far summit palace, which served as a warning note in times of danger.