Charkaman – Introduction

The text below is an excerpt from an article published in the Hindu titled Glory of the Gates – The following posts will talk about the four arches that stand in front of the Charminar. When the fifth Qutb Shahi poet-king, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah conceived the plan for the new city of Bhagyanagar –… Continue reading Charkaman – Introduction


The residents and caretakers of a heritage monument usually make the visit memorable. The herd here seem to have made this monument their home. This fella seemed to be very curious with a camera and followed me till he was sure I wasn’t doing anything strange! All the images on this blog are protected by… Continue reading Curiosity

Mahboob Chowk Mosque

Mahboob Chowk is  slightly ahead of the Lad Bazaar area, and gets its name from the Nizam VI Mahboob Ali Pasha. It has a clock tower and mosque beyond it. The shops near the clock tower sell metallic decorative pieces, locks, tools, books.  The mosque was built in 1817 and has a definite old world… Continue reading Mahboob Chowk Mosque