The Charminar is an example of Cazia style of architecture comprising of granite and lime-mortar. It was built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in the year 1591. Charminar is the most famous landmark of the city and is a must see if you are visiting Hyderabad.
The Golconda Fort was initially a mud fort which was later reconstructed in stone. Since then it has had a variety of additions by the various rulers of the area. The fortress is built on a 120 metres high granite hill surrounded by massive castled ramparts. It lies on the western outskirts around 11km from Hyderabad.
Qutub shahi tombs:
Qutub shahi tombs are a cluster of tombs that lies amid the lush, beautiful, landscaped gardens known as the “Ibrahim bagh” which is located a few kilometers away from the Golconda fort. These seven tombs are dedicated to the memory of the seven Qutub Shahi kings who reigned the region of Golconda for about 170 years.
Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the world. It is a grand edifice with a huge courtyard which can accommodate nearly ten thousand men at prayer. A particular stone brick in the mihrab which is believed to have been brought from Mecca, the holy worship place for the muslims .The hall measures 67 mt. by 54 Mt. and is 23 Mt. in height. There are fifteen arches of which five are on each of the three sides supporting the roof. It took about 8000 Masons and laborers and 77 years to complete. At each end are two huge octagonal columns made out of a single piece of granite each topped by an arched gallery that is crowned by a dome.