CHARMINAR - THE ICON OF HYDERABAD

Charminar the "Four Minarets", is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India which has been constructed in 1591.
The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad. It is one of the tourist attractions in Hyderabad.
The fifth ruler of Qutb Shah Dynasty has built Charminar after shifting his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad.
The Charminar masjid is a square structure with each side of approximately 66 feet long, with four grand arches each facing a fundamental point that open into four streets. At each corner stands an exquisitely shaped minaret, approximately 184 feet high, with a double balcony
The structure is made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverized marble and it weighs approximately 14000 tones
A visit to Hyderabad doesn't count if you haven't seen the Charminar.
The best time to go to Charminar is during the winter months from October to March, as the weather is pleasant here. Charminar can be visited anytime any day, but the ideal time to get the view of this icon is in the evening when it will be illuminated both inside and outside.

 Lightened up during Ramzan

Lightened up during Ramzan

 Busy market during night times

Busy market during night times

 Ceiling of Charminar ..

Ceiling of Charminar ..

 View of one of the gates from Charminar

View of one of the gates from Charminar

 Another top of view of Charminar(Here only two minars are visible)

Another top of view of Charminar(Here only two minars are visible)

 One of the oldest shops near Charminar

One of the oldest shops near Charminar

 One of the gates to enter Chowmallah Palace (Will share another blog for it) near to Charminar .. is now filled with shops ...

One of the gates to enter Chowmallah Palace (Will share another blog for it) near to Charminar .. is now filled with shops ...