Mecca Masjid - Andhra Pradesh



About the mosque :

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Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest and biggest mosques of not only Andhra Pradesh, but the whole of India. In the year 1617, Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah started the construction of the mosque, whereas it was completed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1694. Situated near Charminar, it was built under the careful supervision of various rulers in the 17th century.

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It took around 77 laborious years and workforce of 8,000 labourers to complete this huge mosque. Mecca Masjid is one of the largest and sacred and holy mosques in India which accommodates upto 10,000 worshippers. It serves as one of the biggest mosque in Hyderabad and lies within hundred yards to the southwest of Charminar.

This famous mosque has got its name from the belief that the bricks inserted over the central arch were baked out of clay brought from Mecca, and also from the grand mosque at Mecca on which it is patterned.

Mecca Masjid - Famous Mosque - Hyderabad
The constructions of the Mecca Masjid was started by Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah, the work continued during the reign of Abdullah Qutub Shah and Abul Hassan Tana Shah and was completed in 1694 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

The hall of the Mosque measures 67m by 54m and is 23m in height. Fifteen arches, five on each of the three sides, support the roof. The western side is blocked by a high wall to provide the 'mehrab'.

Accommodation near the Mosque
The accommodation is quite available in number of small hotels, star hotels and lodges in Hyderabad. These star hotels provide number of finest rooms and remarkable service. The small hotels are also available in the city which has basic facilities and good rooms. For more inexpensive and facilitated accommodation one can take a lodge which will provide the basic facilities.

The city is very much accommodated with facilities for the tourists visiting from India and from around the world. Nearby tourist places to Mecca Masjid


Horsley Hill

Araku valley
Mecca Masjid - Andhra Pradesh

How to reach the Temple
  • Through Airways: Through Air, the city of Hyderabad which is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is well with all the important cities of the country and has recently started with international airport facility.

  • Through Railways: Through Railways, the Hyderabad city has got its own railhead with well equipped facilities and is connected with all the major cities within the state and outside.

  • Through Roadways: Through Roadways, the regular bus services connect Hyderabad with all the important places within the country.
  • For city transportation city buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws are also available.