Charminar, Hyderabad, India

Charminar, Hyderabad, India

Kashif A.
Charminar, which is synonymous with Hyderabad is one of the magnificent structures built by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty and also the founder of the City, in Hijri 1000 (A.D. 1591-92). This is a square structure measuring 31.95 mts., on each side with imposing arches spanning a distance of 11 mnts. There are four minarets, each having three storeys, rising to a height of 56 mts. The spiral staircase inside the minarets has 146 steps leading to the top with 12 landings. The double screen of arches on the roof and the ornamental arches on the minarets add to the aesthetic value. #Charminar #Hyderabad #India
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