Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
The Mecca Masjid took over a hundred years to build.It can accomodate more than 10,000 devotees at any given time.Its high arches,embellished with filigreed masonry, are framed by graceful colonnades and minarets. This is a just a stone's throw from Charminar. Within its precincts lie the tombs of the Nizams of Hyderabad.
Near the towers in Charminar is one of the largest mosques in the world and apparently it can hold up to 10,000 worshippers at one time. It was built in the 1600s along with everything else Muslim in the country and it was completed until nearly 80 years during the time the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb annexed the Golconda kingdom. Many bricks built into the gate are made from soil from Mecca Saudi Arabia hence the name. The colonnades and door arches are made from slabs of granite. Non Muslims cant enter the mosque but you dont really need to because you can enjoy the architecture from the outside. The experience is bizaare because once you step outside into the bazaar area you are bombarded by touts and noise but near the mosque you can escape the chaos while many curious locals will ask to have a photo taken with you :) Fun
In the vicinity of Charminar....it is hailed as one of the largest mosques in India. Mecca Masjid can house up to 10,000 worshippers.
The construction began way back in 1614 during Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah's reign but was finished during 1687 and several bricks on the central arch were brought all the way from Mecca.
This is the biggest mosque in Hyderabad . The name is derived from the Grand Mosque at Mecca on which it is patterned.
The hall measures 67m by 54m and is 23m in height. Fifteen arches, five on each of the three sides, support the roof.
The mosque is one of the largest in India and can accommodate ten thousand people at a time.
Completed in 1694 this is one of the largest Mosques in India. Mecca Masjid got its name because the central arch is believed to be built using bricks which came from Mecca.