Charminar Magnificent Monument:
Charminar, one of the magnificent monument in India. Quli Qutb Shah built the Charminar in the year 1591 AD. Behind the construction of the monument, we can find many stories in the
history. Among them, Once Plague Spread in Hyderabad and many people died. Then Quli Qutb Shah vowed to build a Masjid if the plague ended. According to his vow he built the Charminar and built a Masjid on the top floor of the monument. The Masjid covered 45 praying spaces and open space for more people to pray on Fridays. During the Nizam administration, British used this monument as a warehouse for Liquor. During the Mughal Invasion, they destroyed the Southeastern minar and rebuilt in 1824AD.
Charminar is very attractive and in a square shape. The Monument has four minarets in each corner. Each side of the Charminar is 20 meters and minarets stand at a height of 48.7 meters. The minarets have four stories each and in the shape of carved ring. There 149 steps inside of the each minaret to climb up in order view of the city. We can see the Masjid at the western roof of the monument. The first floor has fantastic balconies, from where people can get a fantastic view of the city. The monument was built by using Islamic and Hindu architecture styles. The arches, minarets, and domes designs adopted from Hindu architecture style. We can see such styles of architecture in South Indian temple. So the construction signifies the cultural unity among the people in 500 years ago.
Unique of Charminar:
The constructors used granite and lime mortar to build the monument, Which are available locally. They used the Indo-Islamic architecture in Charminar. We can see clearly the Indian and Islamic styles on the construction of the monument.
Architect of the Monument:
In Taj four minarets separately constructed but in the monument, the four minarets joined the monument. Actually, Charminar is at the height of 20 meters from the ground, the four minarets rise further 28.7 meters to a total height of 48.7 meters from the ground. Another unique feature in Charminar is four arches on all sides of the monument. The arches are 20 meters height and 11 meters wide. At the top of the monument, we can see two galleries and terrace. The galleries were beautifully designed with molding and carving. If you want to see the mesmerizing view of the old city Hyderabad, you have to climb 149 steps through the minerates.
Every day many visitors visit this place and enjoy watching the view of the beautiful view of old Hyderabad.