Mughal left a beautiful heritage for India and has enhanced its beauty by its unique architecture of different buildings. Hyderabad is home to a number of these beautiful Mughal buildings, among them is Charminar. It was built in 1591 as a mosque now it is count in monuments of India. The mosque is on the bank of river Musi. There is laad bazaar in its vicinity and the beautiful Makkah masijid is also nearby.
It is said the city was the city was cursed so Muhammad Quil Qutub shah prayed and vowed that he will build a mosque where he prayed and he fulfill his promise made to himself and built Charminar. There are a number of myths related to the mosque one of which depicts that he saw his queen for the first time there and when she converted to a Muslim he build a mosque there.
The granite in its building, beautiful marble slabs, snowy lime stone and mortar were used to enhance the beauty of Charminar. The 4 beautiful towers are designed keeping in mind very minute specifications and the whole building is a witness of great art. For protection from enemies a tunnel was made under ground that connects with Golkonda fort but it is not known by general public.
The building has four floors on the top floor there was a mosque, within the building, a portion of it was reserved to tackle law and order activities. In the year 1889 a clock was added between the towers on all four directions. Now it stands in the middle of the main road from which four different directions of Hyderabad city meet at the beautiful Charminar. During nights the bright different colored lights from the towers attracts and people towards the building and it.