The historic Mecca Masjid is situated adjacent to Charminar in a southwest direction. The construction of the mosque began in the year 1614 by Qutb Shah Sultan Muhammad Aurangzeb and was completed in 1693. Built with local granite, it has its place among the largest mosques in India and is the largest and largest of the city. The vaulted gallery displays the graves of all of Nizam from the year 1803.
The mosque has a length of 225 feet and 180 feet wide with a height of 75 feet. The name is derived from the Grand Mosque of Mecca on which it is modeled. The room has a size of 67 meters x 54 meters x 23 meters. The roof is resting on 15 arches.
There is a high block wall on the west side of Mehrab. It has two huge octagonal columns, which are created from a single piece of granite. This is in turn topped by a vaulted gallery crowned by a dome. This mosque can accommodate 10,000 worshipers at any time. It is located two hundred yards from Charminar. The mosque was accused of using bricks during construction where brought from Mecca. A room in the yard is supposed to house a holy relic of the Prophet. According to history, Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah invited all fervent religious elders in the city to lay the first stone, but as no one came forward, Sultan Muhammad himself volunteered to put foundation and it is said that he never missed his midnight prayer in life at the age of 12. Visitors coming to Charminar also visit the holy mosque, which gives a divine aura to Muslim worshipers in the old city of Hyderabad
How to Reach
Mecca Masjid is situated adjacent to Charminar in the heart of the old town and is easily accessible by road from different parts of Hyderabad.
Where to Stay
Telangana Tourism works Plaza Hotel in Begumpet, Located distance of 13.5kms of Mecca Masjid is a comfortable stay. The Plaza hotel here is ideal for tourists visiting destinations in and around Hyderabad. There are standard and deluxe rooms a / c and interiors are world class, aesthetically designed to attract tourists. The hotel rooms are well kept, the surroundings look nice and this hotel is built in the style of signature in the middle of town. There is also an adjoining restaurant here offering quality food to visitors at specified times. A hotel leading tourism Telangana, Plaza Hotel has well laid tiles while the woodwork suites give world-class building, creating a historic hotel of the tourism department.
Haritha Taramathi Baradari complex is located at a distance of 12.4kms of Mecca Masjid, is an attractive destination in Hyderabad. The resort has an open air auditorium, which is ideal for corporate meetings and private events. It also has a theater and Banquet Hall Air Cooled that are a perfect fit for special events, conferences and exhibitions. It comes with a storeroom attached, a multi - cuisine restaurant A / C and a 50 PAX A / c Bar (saqi) to spend some quality time.The station also has a gift shop and a pool that comes with a modern health club with best facilities for fitness and recreation. There is A / C suites and rooms A / C which can be a perfect way to enjoy luxury in the vicinity of an important monument. Spending time near a heritage destination with the best accommodation and quality of food, with all the attributes of a station never was wonderful!
Where to eat
Near Mecca Masjid, tourists have many options for the right food delicious restaurants, fast foods, fresh fruit juice, dried fruit shops, candy, ice Irani Chai, Biryani in small and large restaurants.
Tourists can enjoy unlimited shopping located near Mecca Masjid. Lad Bazaar is a very old market, located on one of the four major emerging axes of the historic Charminar. Lad Bazaar is an important market for bracelets, semi-precious stones, pearls, jewelery, silverware, dishes, saris bidri lacquer studded bracelets with stones, etc.
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