Charminar in Hyderabad, at the capital city of Andhra
Pradesh, is a massive arch built by Mohammed Quli Qutab
Shah, in 1591 to commemorate the end of the plague in
the city. The symbol of the city, the Charminar, is
an impressive square monument with four minarets. The
arch is illuminated daily in the evening, an unforgettable
The city of Hyderabad, with its delightful blend of
the ancient and the modern, presents to the onlooker
an interesting skyline with modern buildings standing
shoulder to shoulder with fascinating 400 year old edifices.
It boasts of some fine examples of Qutab Shahi architecture
- the Jami Masjid, the Mecca Masjid, Toli Masjid, and
of course, the impressive symbol of Hyderabad, the Charminar.