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 –
- Charminar is considered to be the very first multi storeyed structure of Hyderabad.
- The monument is made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverized marble.
- Charminar is a Indo-Islamic architecture style, incorporating Persian architectural elements.
- 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.
- There are several inspirations from the Iranian town Isfahan’s monuments.
- The Charminar is a perfect square monument with a measurement of 20 meter on each side.
- 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.
- 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.
- Each corner is an exquisitely shaped minaret of 56 meters (184 feet) high having three levels.