Facts about Charminar, Hyderabad

  • The Charminar’s historical age is 450 years which makes it quite oldest monument in India.
  • The legendary king QuliQutub Shah had decided to construct this monument as a remembrance when the harmful plague was got finished ion the city
  • Charminar was the very first multi-story building which was built in Hyderabad along with all the ancient features.
  • A mosque is located at the western end of the open roof. The remaining part of the roof served as a court during the reign of Qutb Shahi.
  • The actual mosque occupies the top floor of the four-storey structure.
  • There is also an underground tunnel connecting the Golconda fort to Charminar, possibly intended as an escape route for the Qutb Shahi ruler
  • The clock on the four cardinal directions was added in 1889
  • The spiral staircase inside the minarets has 149 steps leading to the top with 12 landings

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