Mecca Masjid: Located at a distance of 100 metres from Charminar, Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the world. Also known as Makkah Masjid, the beauty of the fascinating architecture of Mecca Masjid has been accentuated by the Belgian crystal chandeliers which adorn the mosque ceilings.
Arched facades made of granite, detailed minarets and the intricate carvings on the doors and windows of a structure made using bricks of soil brought in all the way from Mecca, yup that's right! That's Mecca Masjid, India's second largest mosque with a capacity for 10000 devotees at a time, right here in Hyderabad. A fine display of the architectural brilliance of the past, this place is place frequented by people irrespective of their religion. It took ~8000 masons around 77 years to build this marvelous structure, which today is a listed heritage site.Local folklore says that people who sit on the black benches lining the pond here will one day return to the same spot for sure. Interesting, huh! Give it a try! :-)I did read somewhere that western clothes aren't allowed here, but not sure about this thing.
Mecca Masjid Cost: Rs 0 (No entry fee) | Time: 10 am to 8 PM (not restricted, morning and evening)