charminar hyd india

The Charminar situated in Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, is the central attraction of the city. It was built by Mohemmed Quli Qutb Shahi, the Sultan of Golconda in 1591. It is a square shaped fort 180 meters high with four minarets, each one at a height of 55 meters. A marvelous mixing of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture can be seen in the construction of Charminar. There are open arches and spiral staircases on all four sides. The beautiful mecca Mosque in the Charminar can accommodate 10,000 people. The streets and lanes around Charminar are well known trade centers of precious stones and pearls.

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