Hyderabad: Tourists purchasing tickets to the light and sound show at Golconda Fort are handed a tube of mosquito-repellent cream. That is how serious the problem is at one of the showpieces of Hyderabad. Tourists complain that mosquitoes make the experience of watching the light and sound show a traumatic affair.
Two shows are conducted inside the Golconda Fort daily, the show in English starts at 7 pm and the second one in Telugu or Hindu at 8.15 pm.
Officials take every measure to curb the mosquito menace ranging from fogging inside the monument prior to the show to supplying mosquito repellent cream to the viewers. They have planted various species of mosquito-repelling plants inside the fort.
The situation is so bad that tourists may forget the history of Golconda and the story of the rulers but they remember the pain of mosquito bites during the show.
One of the visitors, Ms Rishita Sharma from Bengaluru, said it should be called the light, sound and mosquito show. She said, “We could not fully concentrate on the show due to the mosquitoes.”
Mr Syed Sajjad Hussain of Mumbai said, “Our past rulers who were autocrats showed interest in providing better facilities to their people. Our present rulers who call themselves public servants do not bother to mitigate the problems of the common man.”...