Mecca Masjid Tours

Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad, as well as being one of the largest in the world. Construction of the mosque began in 1617 by the city’s founder, Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, but wasn’t complete until 1694 under the rule of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

This ancient mosque is a listed heritage building. It’s constructed from granite and features exquisite interiors that few visitors get to see; its large prayer hall can accommodate more than 10,000 men, but women are not allowed inside and tourists can only hope to catch a glimpse from outside. Female visitors may not even be permitted into the mosque’s vast courtyard area if their clothing is not deemed conservative enough.

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. It is also believed that a strand of the Prophet Mohammed’s hair is kept preserved in a room in the mosque’s courtyard.

Practical Info

Mecca Masjid is situated in the heart of Hyderabad, close to Laad Bazaar, the Charminar monument, and not far from Chowmahalla Palace. It’s easily accessible from various parts of the city by taxi or public bus.
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Address: Laad Bazaar Road, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
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Hours: 4am-9:30pm daily
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Private Tour: Hyderabad City Day Tour

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Full Day Tour of Hyderabad City

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour of Hyderabad City

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Hyderabad Tour

Hyderabad is packed with impressive historical and cultural sights, but covering the energetic Indian city’s top attractions on limited time is no easy task. During this action-packed and hassle-free sightseeing tour, you’ll hit all of Hyderabad’s highlights—perfect for first-time visitors. Explore a 12th-century fort, grab a plate of biriyani, climb a stylish monument for sky-high views, and haggle for souvenirs at a shopping bazaar.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Full-Day Hyderabad City Tour of Charminar and Salar Jung Museum

Get a great primer on the intriguing city of Hyderabad with this guided day trip. Head out of the city to visit one of the oldest fortresses in the region, Golkonda, and then visit an ancient mosque before heading to lunch at a popular local restaurant. Back in town, stop by the legendary landmark, Charminar, the 'icon of Hyderabad,' and stroll around the vast Salar Jung Museum, taking in the world-class art collection.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Charminar Historical Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Full-day Hyderabad City Tour of Golkonda Fort, Charminar Mosque and Museum

Make the most of your time in Hyderabad with this full-day guided private tour of 'Pearl City.' After being picked up at your hotel, begin a day of seeing well-known and lesser-known sites around the city, including the ancient Golkonda Fortresses, located just outside of the city, as well as, Qutub Sahi Tombs, Mecca Masjid (one of the oldest mosques in the region) and the massive Charminar. Stop for lunch whenever you get hungry.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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2 Nights Private enchanting trip to Hyderabad City

Hyderabad, also perceived as a “Pearl City”, attracts the sightseer for their magnifying monuments, museums treasured with antiquity, mosques & tombs, lakes and much more. Hyderabad city is ruled and developed by several rulers, but Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah gives his immense contribution in the evolution of the city.
  • Duration: 1 day 14 hours
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  • Duration: 1 day 14 hours
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