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Charminar

The most famous landmark of Hyderabad which literally means ‘the four minarets’ is an imposing square monument made in granite and lime mortar. Information About Charminar was built in 1591 by one of the Qutub kings to honour Allah (the god) for getting the Hyderabad city rid of plague.

Interestingly, each of the four minarets of the monument stands for one Khalif (successor of Muhammad). Further, each of the four minarets is 48.7 meters in height. The western section of the four-storeyed minarets has a mosque. Legend has it that the monument is connected with the nearby Golkonda Fort by an underground tunnel.

Charminar Hyderabad has beautiful arches and domes. Its walls have intricate carvings and moldings. A very good example of the typical Islamic style of architecture, the monument is surrounded by Lad Bazaar which is a bustling market much famous for its many shops selling attractive glass bangles in rainbow colours.