Charminar Through the Arch

The Charminar’s long history includes the existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 400 years. While both historically and religiously significant, it is also known for its popular and busy local markets surrounding the structure, and has become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Hyderabad, India.

Charminar Through the Arch

Charminar in Hyderabad

The Charminar, constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become known globally as a symbol of Hyderabad and is listed among the most recognized structures in India.

It is a grand architectural composition in Indo-Saracenic style with open arches and four minarets, is regarded as the supreme achievement of the Quṭb Shāhī period.

Charminar in Hyderabad

A Tomb – Centuries Old

On the south side of the Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India is a square domed tomb, built of marble, where ‘Umar bin Ahmad Gazruni (d.1333) is buried. Various verses of a religious Islamic text are engraved on the four sides of the tomb.

A Tomb – Centuries Old

This image shows the delicately carved end panel of the grave.

Tomb End Panel

Jami Mosque Khambhat

Jami Mosque is a mosque in Khambhat, Gujarat, India, built in 1325. It is one of the oldest Islamic monuments in Gujarat. The mosque’s interior has colonnaded open courtyard built with 100 columns. The mosque’s architecture marks the evolution of the Indo-Islamic architecture and it’s features do not display any minarets.

Jami Mosque Khambhat