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A thorough guide to the Nizam city!

To capture the essence of Hyderabad, the city of nawabs, take a tour of the Charminar, an iconic representation of all things Nizam.

Nestled modestly in the heart of the old city, the grand and majestic structure stands like a sentinel around which civilization has mushroomed, blending the historic monument into the surrounding cityscape.

In the time that a recurring plague wreaked havoc amongst his subjects, the Sultan of Hyderabad, Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah turned to the Highest Power. He vowed that should the epidemic end he would build a mosque at the very place that he sat and prayed. Thus, the Charminar was built in 1591 to commemorate the end of the tragedy and became a harbinger of happier times. The grime and crowd of the surroundings have not been able to diminish its divine aura. Besides the ‘Four Towers’, a pureness of spirit also emanates from the adjacent Mecca Masjid. One of the oldest mosques in the city, it is believed to have been constructed with bricks made from the soil of Mecca.

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