Charminar has turned the untold logo of Hyderabad since its erection in 1591 by Quli Qutub Shah as a memory of Hyderabad’s fight against Plague. 9 things that would interest you about the structure of Charminar are here –

  1. Charminar is considered to be the very first multi storeyed structure of Hyderabad.
  2. The monument is made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverized marble.
  3. Charminar is a Indo-Islamic architecture style, incorporating Persian architectural elements.
  4. The structure is also known for its profuseness of stucco decorations and arrangement of balustrades and balconies. The floral designs are varied and delicately executed.
  5. There are several inspirations from the Iranian town Isfahan’s monuments.
  6. The Charminar is a perfect square monument with a measurement of 20 meter on each side.
  7. Each side of the Minar has a giant arch, which is 11 m wide and 20 m high, measuring from the summit to the plinth.
  8. Each minaret is crowned by a bulbous dome with dainty petal-like designs at the base. Unlike the TajMahal, Charminar’s four fluted minarets are built into the main structure.
  9. Each corner is an exquisitely shaped minaret of 56 meters (184 feet) high having three levels.

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