Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad, India is built into a nearly 500′ high granite hill, about 7 miles west of the old town city center. The original fort was built in 1143, but was rebuilt numerous times with this iteration dating from the 1500s.
The lower levels had the living quarters.
From below it is clear to see the integration of construction into the existing rocks.
The view from the top is fantastic.
Nearby Qutb Shahi Tombs are clearly visible.
More of the geology on top of the hill.
An overview of the lower fort.
Including a courtyard.
View from the courtyard back up the hill.