Mecca Masjid

About Mecca Masjid:

Mecca Masjid or Makkah Masjid , is a congregational mosque in Hyderabad, India. It is one of the largest mosques in India with a capacity of 10,000 people. The mosque was built during the 17th century, and is a state-protected monument. It serves as the primary mosque for the Old City of Hyderabad, and is located close to the historic landmarks of Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace and Laad Bazaar.

Muhammad Qutb Shah, the sixth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, commissioned bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam, and used them in the construction of the central arch of the mosque, thus giving the mosque its name. The complex was put by UNESCO on its “tentative list” to become a World Heritage Site in 2014, with others in the region, under the name Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (despite there being a number of different sultanates).The construction of the Makkah Masjid began in the year 1617 CE, during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah, the sixth Qutb Shahi Sultan of Golconda (now Hyderabad). The ruler personally laid its foundation stone. Around 8,000 workers were employed to build the mosque. It was completed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1693.The three arched facades[dubious – discuss] have been carved from a single piece of granite, which took five years to quarry.

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A place of worship and Ancient place
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Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

The nearest Airport Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Mecca Masjid is 18.8Kms

Railway Station: Begumpet Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Begumpet Railway Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Begumpet Railway Station to Mecca Masjid is 11.6Kms

Bus Stand: Begumpet Bus Stop

The nearest Bus Stand is Begumpet Bus Stop. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Begumpet Bus Stop to Mecca Masjid is 12.4Kms

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