Surrounded by narrow lanes the Charminar, was built by
Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah, in honour of his wife,
Bhagmati. The famous monument derives its name from the
four pillars surrounding the structure.
Hyderabad has seen many ups and downs. It was in 1591
that Charminar, one of the most remarkable monuments of
Hyderabad was constructed. The height of these minars
are 180 feet. This structure was built to commemorate
end of Plague in the state. Elegant balconies, stucco
decorations and the small mosque adorn this structure.
This is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. From the
minars, there is a panoramic view of the city. An
underground path is believed to connect Charminar with
the Golconda fort. Charminar is surrounded by markets
and many other structures which adds to its grace.
Shahali Banda, Laad Bazar, Kali Kaman and Patthar Gatti
flank Charminar on its four sides. The structure here
show mixed Indian and Mughal architectural styles.