Charminar, Hyderabad
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Charminar

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Charminar
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Sarath Sasi
  • Sarath Sasi
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Prime historical monument, for shopping around"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Though its a historical monument, area surrounding Charminar is not cosy and so congested. Adequate parking area is not available. Source to reach there is auto and government bus. Will get direct bus from twin cities. People who like shopping, I suggest its a very good place for shopping especially North Indian materials and pearls. Charminar is famous for pearl shops.
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Mani Vinod
  • Mani Vinod
  • 1 photo
  • 5 Reviews

"Attractive monument to visit"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It is a nice monument and better place to see. It is a historic place with nice archeticture. It has entry fee to visit inside and it is much attractive.
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Padmaja Irugula
  • Padmaja Irugula
  • 2 Reviews

"Most recognized structures of India"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
It was very nice but steps are too small. Not a best choice for the senior citizens. Entry fee is charged at Rs 5/- and photos are allowed. But the major draw back is, lack of light and food availability.
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Aswani Kumar
  • Aswani Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Charminar, a proof of ancient India"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Charminar is located in the old city. Location can be best described by heavy traffic and narrow roads. The Charminar is very nice to see. We have to take care while going along the steps to reach the top.
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Himanshi Tank
  • Himanshi Tank
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 2 Reviews

"Situated at the most rushed location of Hyderabad"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Situated at the most rushed location of Hyderabad, I visited it a year ago. Charminar is the most momentous and remarkable monument of ancient India which is still in shine since years. The way it has preserved its value is really appreciable.The best part is ongoing high stairs inside, and the nearby overcrowded road with its people and their livelihood, that can be viewed clearly, from the top of Charminar. I will definitely suggest people visit the place once.
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Naveen Gupta
  • Naveen Gupta
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"View the entire city of Hyderabad from the top of Charminar"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a nice place. Every one should visit the place at least once in their life. You can view the entire city of Hyderabad from the top of Charminar.
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Samir Shaikh
  • Samir Shaikh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Must see destination in Hyderabad"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Must see destination in Hyderabad. Experience the old city and the delicious food available. You can shop bangles and pearls at Lad Bazaar. Mecca Masjid is also nearby from here, the second largest mosque in India.
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Krishna Narikelam
  • Krishna Narikelam
  • 1 Review

"A major tourist attraction"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the best visited places in Telangana. It was built by Nizams and is embedded now in Telangana Amblem. It was constructed for plague disease which was the reason for many deaths. Now it is a major tourist attraction in Hyderabad and south India.
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Manmohan H
  • Manmohan H
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"Iconic monument"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Charminar is one of the best ever monuments in Hyderabad. I love shopping on the streets of Charminar. People usually have Irani Chai in Madina Hotel. It is located very near to Charminar.
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Swamy Badam
  • Swamy Badam
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Hyderabad's brand logo"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Charminar is Hyderabad's brand logo which, built by Kulu Kuthub Shah. It was built by King Shah in the 16th century, and yet it looks new. Lots of tourists visit the place.
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About Charminar

    • 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.

Timing: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Admission Fees: INR 5
 

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