The monument is made out of sandstone and stands on the banks of the river Musi and is a global icon for India. The surroundings of the Charminar are generally crowded because of the presence of many market and street vendors but this gives the monument a unique identity.
The Charminar Mosque or Masjid is one of the most popular destinations around the monument. I visited the mosque with my friends and was extremely excited to see the beautiful interiors. The Mosque is open for people of all religions showing the sentiment of religious harmony that exists in the region. The clock known as the Charminar clock is also a major attraction of the monument.
The minarets of the Charminar have been identically designed and are symmetrically located. They are designed with the intention to disperse the prayers to all four directions. The mosque on the second floor of Charminar is also extremely beautiful and peaceful. We visited the Charminar surroundings for some local shopping and brought a few replicas as mementos.