The most prominent landmark located right in the heart of Hyderabad is a four-sided archway with four soaring minarets of 48.7m, Charminar. Hyderabad’s signature building, it was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad. You will find 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in Charminar. The imposing structure looks awe inspiring during the night when it is illuminated. The essence of Charminar lies in four things - the laid back crowds, the packed markets, the lip smacking biryani and the Irani chai!