The Makkah Masjid, initiated by Sultan Mohammed Qutb Shah and completed by Aurangzeb 77 years later, is one of Hyderabad’s largest mosques and is one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque got its name from the fact that Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah commissioned the bricks for the central arch of the mosque to be made from earth that was transported from the Holy City of Makkah. Located near the iconic monument of Charminar, the Makkah Masjid is a listed heritage building and is big enough to accommodate 10,000 worshipers at a time. Visitors to the mosque will be struck with awe by the magnificent structure and stunning interior. For Muslims visiting the city of Hyderabad, a trip is not complete without a visit to the Makkah Masjid.
All days from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The beautiful architecture and interior
The main prayer hall at the magnificent Makkah Masjid is 75 feet high, 180 feet long and 220 feet wide and is able to accommodate around 10,000 worshippers at a time. Muslims visiting the mosque will therefore find all the facilities needed to offer their prayers. The city of Hyderabad also has a number of other mosques at which Muslim tourists can offer their prayers.
Although visitors to the mosque will not be able to find food within its premises, the area surrounding the mosque is home to a plethora of restaurants. Muslim tourists will definitely be able to locate a number of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines. They could also try out the unique dishes served at the many food carts in the area.