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Mecca Masjid (Makkah Masjid) Tours

Mecca Masjid (Makkah Masjid)
Dating back to the 17th century, the landmark Mecca Masjid (also spelled Makkah Masjid) is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad, not to mention one of the largest mosques in the world. It’s made of granite and features exquisite interiors, including a large prayer hall that can accommodate more than 10,000 people.

The Basics

The landmark Mecca Masjid mosque is one of the most important attractions in Hyderabad.  Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the city’s founder, began construction of the mosque in 1617, but it wasn’t completed until 1694 under the rule of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Virtually all Hyderabad city tours stop here, and a guide can help you navigate the mosque’s rules and customs, which differ for women and/or non-Muslim people.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Mecca Masjid is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in history or architecture.
  • Remember to dress conservatively and bring a head covering.
  • Avoid taking photos of people praying, especially women, without their permission.
  • Women and non-Muslims are not allowed inside the prayer hall.

How to Get There
Mecca Masjid is situated in the heart of Hyderabad, just around the corner from the Charminar monument. It’s about a 5-minute walk from Laad Bazaar and a 10-minute walk from Chowmahalla Palace and is easily accessible from various parts of the city by taxi or public bus.

When to Get There
Mecca Masjid is open every day from 4am until 9:30pm. If you visit on a Friday, you’ll see the mosque at its most active, as Friday noontime prayers are particularly well-attended.

What’s in a Name?

Several bricks embedded above the main prayer hall's central arch are made with soil from the holy city of Mecca (hence the mosque's name), and verses of the Quran are inscribed on the arches of the building. What is believed to be a strand of the prophet Muhammad’s hair is kept preserved in a room in the mosque’s courtyard.
Address: Near Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
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Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad

Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad

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Explore historic Hyderabad on an 8-hour sightseeing excursion, offering a taste of the city’s architecture, shopping, culture. Check out city landmarks like the 12th-century Kakatiya Dynasty at the Golconda Fort and The Charminar, before spending the afternoon browsing the antiques and ‘attar’ (fragrant essential oil) of Laad Bazaar street and finishing at Mecca Masjid Mosque.
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  • 8 hours
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$111.00
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Private Tour: Hyderabad City Day Tour

Private Tour: Hyderabad City Day Tour

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See the best of Hyderabad on this private day tour that hits all of the highlights. See the Charminar, visit the Grand Mecca Mashid--the city's oldest mosque--and tour the Salar Jung Museum. Follow your guide to Chowmahalla Palace, where you'll see the stunning Dunbar Hall and conclude your journey at the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$78.41
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Half-Day (4Hrs) Tour of Hyderabad's Historic & Cultural part of Old City

Half-Day (4Hrs) Tour of Hyderabad's Historic & Cultural part of Old City

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See landmarks in the walled Old City of Hyderabad during a 4-hour walking tour. Admire the stunning architecture of Badshahi Ashurkhana, the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace. Get great photo ops, taste an Irani Chai, and test your bargaining skills in Laad Bazaar, which is known for shiny bangle bracelets.
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  • 4 hours
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Half day tour Hyderabad including Mecca Masjid

Half day tour Hyderabad including Mecca Masjid

Hyderabad, a vibrant city with the imposing Charminar at its heart, is a mixture of history, cuisine and eclectic experiences. While its Old City area is an impressive heritage haven with iconic monuments dotting its narrow lanes, its contemporary counterpart matches pace with its cosmopolitan population. The four-sided archway of Charminar, overlooking a bustling bazaar, is the centrepiece of the city around which the township developed. Located on the banks of the Musi River on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad reels you in with its heritage charm, accentuated by a vibrant culinary culture, much of which owes its curation to the erstwhile Nizam rulers. Explore this historical city and know more about the city.
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  • 4 hours
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$98.00
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Hyderabad city tour Char Minar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Museum & Chowmahalla Palace

Hyderabad city tour Char Minar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Museum & Chowmahalla Palace

Full day city tour of Hyderabad include visit to Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Salar jung Museum, Chowmahalla Palace.
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Private Full Day Tour of Hyderabad City

Private Full Day Tour of Hyderabad City

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Get to know the dynamic city of Hyderabad on this comprehensive private tour. With the dedicated attention of a private guide, stop at city attractions such as Mecca Masjid, Charminar, the Salar Jung Museum, and the Nehru Zoological Park. Travel at your own pace and enjoy the ability to ask questions as you explore. Private round-trip transportation from your Hyderabad hotel makes for a seamless experience.
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  • 10 hours
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Full day city tour of Hyderabad

Full day city tour of Hyderabad

This tour include visit to Charminar, The Mecca Mosque, Birla Mandir, Chowmohalla Palace, Purani Haveli, Salarjung Museum, Hussain Sagar Lake other famous landmark of city. Entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel. We are further flexible to adjust the guest requirement during the tour if possible.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Guided Old City Walk in Hyderabad with Pickup and Drop-off

Guided Old City Walk in Hyderabad with Pickup and Drop-off

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Hyderabad is one of India's most historically rich cities, as you will learn with this heritage walk of the Old City. Along with a guide, you'll visit sites such as the iconic Charminar, the Mecca Masjid, and the 19th-century two-storied Palace of Paigah. You'll also get to see the stunning Chomahalla, the palace of Hyderabad's former rulers, the Nizams, complete with fountains, vintage carvings, and a grand hall of public audiences.
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  • 3 hours
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Full-Day Tour In Hyderabad including Lunch with Locals

Full-Day Tour In Hyderabad including Lunch with Locals

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Learn about the royal history of Hyderabad and the city’s distinctive cuisine on this full day tour. See many of the must-see sights without having to negotiate taxi fares or figure out bus timetables. As this is a private tour you can linger in the places that interest you most. Go shopping for traditional bangles in the old town, tour royal palaces, visit mosques and mausoleums and more, all in one day.
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Full day guided tour of Hyderabad

Full day guided tour of Hyderabad

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A great blend of regal history and bold modernity, Hyderabad is a delightful place to visit. As the capital of Telangana, it is always thronging with tourists from far off as well as the locals. There are some epic places to visit in Hyderabad, which will satiate your hunger to explore. This reminds us that the city of Nizams is also popular for its Hyderabadi Biryani which is something not to be missed here. The new, cosmopolitan area of the city is also filled with a plethora of places like the Golkonda Fort and Salar Jung Museum for the history buffs, Ramoji Film city for the movie buffs, and the glittery malls & clubs dotted all over for the people to have a good time.
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Charminar Historical Walking Tour

Charminar Historical Walking Tour

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Follow your professional guide through the streets of the Charminar Area and learn about the ancient dynasties that once ruled Hyderabad. Listen to stories about the creation of this stunning city, which dates back to 1591, and check out historical monuments, bazaars, and landmarks on this excursion that's perfect for history buffs and first-time visitors.
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Private Tour of Hyderabad City

Private Tour of Hyderabad City

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Visit the must-see sights of Hyderabad on this convenient day tour. As it is a private tour just for you and your party, you can choose to spend more time at places that interest you. Your knowledgeable local guide will tell you all about the royal history of Hyderabad and its mix of Hindu and Islamic cultures. An easy way to see the highlights of the city in a single day.
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Walking tour of Hyderabad Old City

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Old City Walk in Hyderabad takes you back 400 years in time back to the times of the Qutub Shahi Sultans who built the city of Hyderabad and left a lasting cultural legacy. As we walk past the palatial mansions and mosques of a bygone era we will also relive the life and times of the Nizams of Hyderabad in this walking tour.
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The City of Pearls Walking Tour

The City of Pearls Walking Tour

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This walking tour is the ideal way for active, curious travelers to explore Hyderabad. With the help of a local guide you’ll visit markets, palaces, historic monuments, and more. Get the chance to shop for the jewelry and crafts that Hyderabad is famous for—your guide will help you get a good deal. Walk through the crowded bazaars without getting lost. Learn about the centuries of history and the Nizams (Hyderabadi kings) from your guide.
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hyderabad

Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hyderabad

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See the top attractions of Hyderabad with your own private guide on a full-day tour with live commentary from the guide. Highlights include Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace, and you'll have time to browse the collections at Salar Jung Museum and Nizam Museum, and go shopping at Laad Bazaar, an old market with many traditional goods. Includes private guide and air-conditioned vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Hyderabad sightseeing with monuments entrances

Hyderabad sightseeing with monuments entrances

This tour include visit to Char Minar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum & Chowmahalla Palace. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel. We are further flexible to adjust the guest interest during the tour if possible.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Hyderabad Heritage Experiences

Hyderabad Heritage Experiences

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Experience the opulence of the legacy left behind by the many dynasties that shaped this city’s architectural heritage and contributed to its rich legacy.
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Hyderabad, Badami & Hampi Tour

Hyderabad, Badami & Hampi Tour

This tour will begin with pickup from your Hyderabad hotel and include 4 night accommodation. You will visit Badami the regal capital of the Chalukyas from AD 540 to 757, famous for its rock cut structural temples. Thenafter explore Hampi dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. Transport by AC vehicle, entrances to monuments and English speaking guide service during sightseeing are well included.
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  • 7 days
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Hyderabad, Bijapur, Badami & Hampi Tour

Hyderabad, Bijapur, Badami & Hampi Tour

Eight days private tour include Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Lakkundi, Gadag & Hampi in its itinerary. While in Hyderabad you will visit Golconda Fort, the Charminar, the Salarjung Museum. On the way to Bijapur visit Golbarga Fort of Brahmani era. In Bijapur visit Bijapur Fort, Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim-Rauza & Jami Masjid all built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty. In Badami visit ancient monuments at Pattadakal and Aihole (Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Further drive to Hampi via visiting Gadag & Lakkundi ruined temples in small villages. Explore Hampi an ancient village dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. Accommodation with breakfast, transport by AC vehicle, entrances to monuments & English speaking guide during sightseeing are part of package tour.
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5 Day Hyderabad and Bijapur Tour

5 Day Hyderabad and Bijapur Tour

The five days private tour include Hyderabad, Gulbarga & Bijapur in its itinerary. While in Hyderabad you will visit historic Golconda Fort, the Charminar, the Salarjung Museum and numerous monuments of your interest. On the way to Bijapur visit Golbarga Fort of Brahmani era. Bijapur known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty. Here you will visit Bijapur Fort, Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim-Rauza & Jami Masjid. Accommodation with breakfast, transport by AC vehicle, entrances to monuments & English speaking guide during sightseeing are part of package tour.
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  • 5 days
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Hyderabad and Badami Tour

Hyderabad and Badami Tour

On this 5 Day private tour visit Hyderabad and Badami. Hyderabad is a major center for the technology & home to many upscale restaurants and shops. Its historic sites include Golconda Fort, a former diamond-trading center. The Charminar, a city landmark near the long-standing Laad Bazaar. Salarjung Museum - a treat for tourists having the largest antiques collection. Badami famous for two of the major group of ancient monuments at Pattadakal and Aihole (Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Some of the major attractions of Pattadakal and Aihole are the Lad Khan temple, the Durga temple, the Mugti temple, the Ravanaphadi cave, Sanghameswara Temple, the Mallikarjuna Temple, Virupaksha temple and the Papanatha Temple. Accommodation with breakfast, transport by AC vehicle, entrances to monuments & English speaking guide during sightseeing are part of package.
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Deccan & Dravin Architectural Wonder in Stone

Deccan & Dravin Architectural Wonder in Stone

The private tour will begin in Deccan region Hyderabad an imperial city with historic Golconda Fort & Salarjung Museum. Then proceed to Bidar, Gulbarga and Bijapur ruled by Muslims dynasties having many landmark left to admire their art. Further drive to Badami & Hampi to visit centuaries old UNESCO World Heritage Monuments expanded in complexes. Thereafter fly to Chennai gateway city for visiting Dravin Temples few active, few non active, small to largest temple complexes. At the end unwind yourself at hippyloved Kovalam beach.
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  • 20 days
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$3,082.00
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Walking Tour in the Historical Old City of Hyderabad

Walking Tour in the Historical Old City of Hyderabad

This is a beautiful walking tour for the tourists who will be able to do moderate physical activity and would like to see the city right from its foundation with an amalgamation of History, architecture, culture, monuments, life of the people, markets of bangles, Mehendi, Saris, pearls, metals, meat, dry fruits and poultry and finally we conclude our tour in Chowmahallah Palace. Though it is a walking tour, we visit the Charminar and Chowmahallah Palace also inside. But we wont visit the Chowmahallah Palace inside if you book this tour on Friday. Explore the city on foot with the most experienced and licensed Tour Guides of the city. Witness the culture, daily life, markets, architecture and a bit smell of the glorious past of the splendor of Qutb Shahi's and Nizam's of Hyderabad. We start the tour at Shadab Restaurant which is just one km North of Charminar and we conclude the tour at Chowmahallah Palace. We pick up the tourists from their hotels and will drop them at the end.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$59.65
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$59.65
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Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

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Experience authentic Hyderabad on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. Our walks are blend of historical elucidation and curious anecdote laced with mildly scurrilous talk about past and present celebrities and defunct royals. We will cover some of the city highlights along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city during the walk. Highlights: 1. Explore Hyderabad beyond the typical tourist spots and enjoy the stories and tales about the city from your guide 2. See the city through the eyes of a local and discover the numerous mesmerizing places Hyderabad has to offer. 3. Capture the vibrant atmosphere of this colorful city on this memorable walking tour with an infotainment-style ensuring that you will not be bored.
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  • 2 hours
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$6.93
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$6.93
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