Charminar is the major landmark of this Nizam city of Hyderabad. The two words of Urdu, Char, and Minar are combined as Charminar which means four pillars. Built by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 AD is situated on the east bank of Musi River.
Undeniably the most prominent landmark of Hyderabad, Charminar has rightly been called ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’. It is also called as the ‘Mosque of the four minarets’.
This historical Masjid or mosque is a true representation of Islamic architecture. This long-standing edifice glitters like gold during the night.