Charminar, Hyderabad
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Charminar

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About 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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Rakesh shukla

  • Tourist
  • Rakesh shukla
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 reader

"Known as Old City" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Charminar is historical building & is being spoilt due to locality. Perfect Example which shows Unity & Brotherhood in India- mandir & masjid both situated in same structure. Surrounded by Local Market of street food, junks, jewellery, clothes etc. It is Adjustcent to Biggest & Famous Masjid of India/Hyderabad. Road Construction going on in complete area, traffic jam is small thing if you want to visit.

Charminar should be converted into paid Museum or Restaurant or Government Office.
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Saivenkata

  • Tourist
  • Saivenkata
  • 1 Review
  •  45 readers

"Nice view from top" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It's been pleasant to see the place. One of the great place we have in the Hyderabad. I like the view from top, nice view of the city. It's been great to see.
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Arnab Ganguly

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  • Arnab Ganguly
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 8 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  869 readers

"Charming Charminar!" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The place is chaotic as well as serene at the same time. There's an unpredictability in this structure. The unpredictability, the unknown which gives you hope. A structure so old, yet it's head held high bringing the city of nizam's together-Hyderabad. "Charminar"-The name itself has "Charm" in it and believe me, the name justifies the charming scenario of the place.

Be it the heart melting lassi or the overwhelming kebabs. It's a foodies paradise and when it comes to women and their love for accessories-it's the right place :)

Often charminar is put to custody for the unmanageable traffic anr improper planning of the place. There had been questions and it will continue to persist. But one has to be there to put those apart and experience the amazing engineering. When engineering meets social customs-magic happens.

An Untold story.
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Sandeep Reddy

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  • Sandeep Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  7838 readers

"Good to see the Symbol of Hyderabad" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Good to see Charminar, huge structure, only thing is it is surrounded by moving vehicles all the time. They are trying to renovate this little when we visited. Can go during the day also, but to avoid the traffic and to have a good peaceful view of it from outside, it is good during late nights.
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Kopite Kk

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  • Kopite Kk
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 32 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5497 readers

"Losing its sheen" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Having seen Charminar multiple times over the years, you get the feeling the place is losing its sheen as time passes. Maintenance is poor and the surrounding place is dirty.

The inside is however kept clean (Access to the top of the minaret is provided during evening time).

Still a wonderful sight.
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Sanket  Patni

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  • Sanket Patni
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 19 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  3047 readers

"Oldest Architecture"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its one of the oldest and very famous architecture. As we stat in Hyderabad we visited this place often for shopping and to have a nice view of Charminar in the evening time. The place is very crowdy all day long.
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Mukesh Samantaray

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  • Mukesh Samantaray
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  10998 readers

"Beautiful architect"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The place is very good and ancient architect is really watchable. ASI is taking care of the monument. Ticketing is also not so high. Going upstairs is a adventure.
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Snehashish Basu

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  • Snehashish Basu
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  2628 readers

"Historic Monument"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Charminar is like the Taj Mahal or Agra Fort or Bara Imambara of Lucknow. It is a very old Structure of Islamic Era. Govt should take more actions in keeping the area clean and tourism friendly.
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Abhi Sahu

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  • Abhi Sahu
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  723 readers

"Beautiful monument"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a beautiful ancient monument located in Hyderabad. I have been here with my family and everyone enjoyed the most here. There is a famous biryani shop near this. If you want some time of peace from your busy life then this is a good place for you. The structure is magnificent and the detailing done by the constructors is wonderful. Do visit this place if you are visiting Hyderabad.
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Subir bodhak

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  • Subir bodhak
  • Lives in Howrah
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1917 readers

"Not much good"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Though it is historical place, but not worthy to watch, nothing to see special. Stair too narrow, much difficult to reach on top, only good thing near Charminar is very large market and its amazing.
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