Mecca MasjidCurrently Open [Closes at 09:30 pm]
- Address: Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
- Timings: 04:00 am - 09:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4066745986
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site
One of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad and in India, Mecca Masjid lies just 200 yards to the southwest of the Charminar. The mosque is named after the significant religious destination of Islam- Mecca. The bricks of the central arch of this magnificent building were brought from the holy city of Mecca.
The Masjid was the centre point of the old Hyderabad city planned by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah. Built during the reign of 5th ruler of Qutub Shahi dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the construction continued for years and the Qutub Shahi family could never complete the construction. Mughal leader Aurangzeb finished the construction in 17th century.
Soak yourself in divinity by visiting India’s holiest shrine, the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. Named after the significant mosque in Mecca, the Mecca Masjid should be visited for sure. Even though the entrance to the mosque is free and there are no Mecca Masjid tickets in general, still there are Mecca Masjid tours which will give you some enlightenment about the holy shrine. Buy the Mecca Masjid tour tickets and know the historical significance of the same. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 2 days.
- It is a religious place, so head should be covered at all times.
- It is advisable to leave the footwear outside.
- The peace and sanity of the religious place should be not disturbed.
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87.11% of people who visit Hyderabad include Mecca Masjid in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
31.14% of people start their Mecca Masjid visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Mecca Masjid
91.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mecca Masjid
It is a beautiful mosque with huge courtyard full of gurgling pigeons that attract the kids. Women are not allowed inside the prayer hall but can visit the complex and feel the faith. Advise travelers to dress modestly as it is a religious place!
You can drop baggage free of cost to enter in the mosque. You can sit for a while and can feel the surroundings. Seeing flying pigeons is pleasant.
Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in India. It has a main hall capable of hosting 10,000 worshippers. Its location nearby Historical Monument Charminar and the heart of Hyderabad and a significant history within Islamic culture has made Mecca Masjid a destination for both believers and tourists. Visit the impressive mosque to admire its water features, marble tombs, benches and huge arches. The mosque was constructed in 1694. Centuries later, on May 18, 2007, the same mosque was the site of a pipe bomb explosion that killed 8 and injured 58 others. From above incident now entrance under Hyderabad Police,duty police officers checking each person with metal detector.
Very beautiful looking and peaceful area. You can see a nice view of Charminar from here. Pigeon of this place is great to see.
A cool place of eternal bliss. A beautiful mosque is existing here. It's a religious place for pious Muslims of this area. The place has its fame. It's a spot which preaches communal harmony. Regular prayer is done here by Maulanas.