Char Minar


Char Minar is the most impressive monument of Hyderabad and a flamboyant piece of architecture. Char Minar is the unique symbol and the major landmark of Hyderabad. The famous Char Minar in Hyderabad was constructed in 1591 AD by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, in memory of his wife Bhagmati. The Hyderabad Char Minar is also known as 'The Arc de triomphe of the East'.

The Char Minar is made up of granite and lime-mortar which is a superb example of the Cazia style of architecture. As its name suggests, the glorious Char Minar in Hyderabad has four elaborately carved graceful minarets called 'Four Minars'.

The Char Minar comprises of a number of arches and domes that highlights the typical Islamic architecture. From the Hyderabad Char Minar you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and Golconda Fort.

The Char Minar of Hyderabad is a notable religious center for the Muslim community. Further the Char Minar of Hyderabad is called the as Mecca of South.

Char Minar of Hyderabad is mostly visited by the Muslim devout throughout the year. This 400 years old famous monument reflects the perfect Muslim culture.

The four minars of the Char Minar is situated in the four corners of the square platform. Each side of the Char Minar gives way to a plaza through giant arches.

The arches are 11 meters wide and the minarets are 24 meters long. All the four minarets are four stories with delicately carved ring around them.

The Char Minar of Hyderabad is encircled by markets and beautiful palaces. Chow Mohalla palace, Shahali Banda, Laad Bazar, Kali Kaman and Patthar Gatti and Mecca Masjid around the Char Minar make the place more charming.

Last Updated on 12 July 2013