Toli Masjid is one of the beautiful monuments in Hyderabad
, located at Caravan, near Purana Pul
. Built in 1671 during the reign of Sultan Abdullah, Toli Masjid is a rare example of Qutb Shahi architecture.
Noted for its architectural grandeur, the masjid is flanked by two minarets of 20 meters each. Most noteworthy feature of the edifice is the parapets consisting of a series of miniature arches with perforated screens of various designs. Besides, it has two halls, of which the outer one has five arched openings.
The prayer hall carries an inscription, which states that the Masjid was built by Musa Khan – the royal architect – from the sum of money which he saved from the amount that was allowed for the erection of Mecca Masjid. Hence, as per the royal records, the masjid is also known as Damdi Masjid.