Charminar is a global icon of Hyderabad. This monument and mosque was built in 1591 CE in order to shift the capital from Golconda (which I will elaborate on later). Charminar literally means “Four Towers.” Its square structure is 66 feet on each side with four grand arches. At each corner stands a minaret 184 feet high containing two sets of balconies. There are 149 winding steps to reach the upper floor, though it is only possible to reach the first balcony. Inside there is a bulbous dome at the center.
(Rachel B and Maria)
One can walk around the square and see all four sides of the city as well as look down to the center of the monument. Here are some views of the city. The street literally circles the monument, therefore, it is a prime place for street vendors to stake out.
Of course, I am doing some marketing for NWU 🙂
Earl is doing some travel too!!