Charminar, Hyderabad
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Charminar

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Charminar is a famous landmark of Hyderabad. It is considered as a fine example of Cazia style of architecture and is made of granite and lime-mortar. Located towards the heart of the city, Charminar was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah.

Charminar has four arches, which in earlier days faced the royal streets. The minarets, which stand on the corners, are about 56 meters high. These minarets have double balcony. There is also a mosque towards the western side of the fort, on the roof.  

There are about 149 steps that lead to the top of Charminar Fort.  Tourists can have a bird's eye view of the bustling city of Hyderabad from here.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Manoj Kumar

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  • Manoj Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 280 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  805 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 374

Thejasvi. Bhat.

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  • Thejasvi. Bhat.
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 40 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  236 helpful votes
  •  5046 readers
  • Posted Aug 16, 2016
Overall Rating
4/7
  • 247

Anshul taran

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  • Anshul taran
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 24 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  8334 readers
  • Posted Aug 20, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
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Ajith G a

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  • Ajith G a
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 22 photos
  • 60 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  37903 readers

"Famous Symbol of Hyderabad" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Today
I had seen charminar in many of the Tollywood movies.

I did not miss an opportunity to visit this place when i visited Hyderabad.

Reaching the place:

The road leading to Charminar is very narrow and better to avoid taking cars as there is no place to park.

Catch an auto or a taxi and reach the place.

Entry:

There is an entry fees of 15/- per person.

Bags are not allowed and they can be kept in the cloak room located in opposite building.

View from top:

There is narrow pathway to climb to the top of the charminar.

There are around 54 steps to be climbed and once u reach the top, you can see 4 roads around the charminar.

You can also see Mecca Masjid & chowmalla palace.

For getting down there is a separate way.

This place gives a taste of old hyderabad.

Dont miss this place.
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Ratikanta patra

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  60 readers

"Historical place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Very good place, so many wearing things to purchase for ladies, amazing place to visit the site. Romantic place for couples and you will get good food and Irani tea, which I likes most in that place. Very old stories will get, very good scenery will get for photo outside
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Tulika Saha

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  • Tulika Saha
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  66 readers

"A gate to the fort" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Charminar or the gate with four minarets, is unique in the sense that most forts of the Michal period had just two. I visited it twice and both times found the experience interesting. The sounds of different streets of Hyderabad seem to converge and repose here. A word of caution for those with kids. Besides the unavoidable high, narrow stairs, there is the added risk of exposed electrical wiring at spots. The shopping around is a joy to the little budget. Great experience
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Saif Attar

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  • Saif Attar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  196 readers

"Charminar visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The Charminar is a landmark in Hyd and so worth a visit also because of its historical importance. It is in a high traffic and bazaar area. There are lots of pearl & jewellery shops around, so its a good place to inquire and learn about pearls. The Laad Bazaar is right there too which is well known for its bangles shops.
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Nikhil Kumar

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  • Nikhil Kumar
  • Lives in Karimnagar
  • 1 Review
  •  119 readers

"Nice place to visit for photo shoot !! And shopping"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Charminar, constructed in 1591's CE, is a monument in Hyderabad, Telangana,  India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. Charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river.  To the west lies the Laad Bazaar, and to the southwest lies the richly ornamented granite Makkah Masjid.  It is listed as an archaeological and architectural treasure on the official "List of Monuments" prepared by archaeological Survey of India.
The Irani chai is the special tea to be tasted.
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Ashish Gupta

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  • Ashish Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 44 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  5889 readers

"The old city charm."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Situated in the old city if Hyderabad. Can be visited after exploring the Golconda Fort in the evening time before you head to Hussain Sagar Lake. The place reminds us of the old world charm and the rich heritage it shared. Nearby is Mecca Masjid and also the Ladd Bazar for all your shopping needs. A MAHADEV temple also can be visited nearby
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Ashish Gupta

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  • Ashish Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 44 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  5889 readers

"The old city charm."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Situated in the old city if Hyderabad. Can be visited after exploring the Golconda Fort in the evening time before you head to Hussain Sagar Lake. The place reminds us of the old world charm and the rich heritage it shared. Nearby is Mecca Masjid and also the Ladd Bazar for all your shopping needs. A MAHADEV temple also can be visited nearby
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Anil Kedia

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  • Anil Kedia
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  232 readers

"400 years old monument"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
For a 400 year old monument, it is good and maintained. Climbing the stairs is a bit tricky but fun. The children loved the view from the top. Lots of shopping for wife. And good places to eat Hyderabadi biryani.
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Pranjal Begwani

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  • Pranjal Begwani
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  236 readers

"Hyderabad's Icon and A Must Visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Charminar is bang in the middle of a very crowded but a pretty, antiquated Old Hyderabad with bustling bazaars. It stands tall, is visible from quite some distance, is in the middle of a thoroughfare and is most notably an icon of Hyderabad. If you visit this city, you know you must head here.
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David Prakash

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  • David Prakash
  • Lives in Pondicherry
  • 4 Reviews
  •  563 readers

"Grand old monument"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The old monument is grand and a real attraction is not only the monument but also the sat around it which is buzzing with activity. Excellent for shopping and food specially the hyderabadi biryani :)
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