Charminar, Hyderabad
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Charminar

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Charminar
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373 Ratings & 195 Reviews

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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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Excellent 70
  • Very Good 53
  • Good 40
  • Average 23
  • Below Average 6
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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195 traveller reviews for Charminar

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Sai R

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  • Sai R
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  17 readers

"Colorful bangles and Charminar" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Today
Yes its true all women and girls will enjoy this place for the variety of bangles that are available at Charminar. You can have a good photo shoot which is the one of the famous places in Hyderabad.
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Hussain Basha

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  • Hussain Basha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  19 readers

"Historical place with great architecture" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Such a wonderful historical place in Hyderabad. Nice architecture to see and so many shopping options for everyone. Kids and adults especial place for ladies to go for a long shopping.
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Aditi Kacholia

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  • Aditi Kacholia
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  33 readers

"Beautiful architecture, very crowded" new review

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
It is a very crowded place in between the market, there are long queues to enter this place though one can have a look from outside also just to save time and that would be just enough. Many guides are there just take drive thru, there are chat stalls in nearby places. Can shop traditional wears and pearls from the market.
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Naveen

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  • Naveen
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  476 readers

"Historical place and good food around" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This place is located in Old city area, this is one of the main attraction for Hyderabad city. I hope everyone must visit this place at least once. You will get good food around this place and find lot of bangles shops.
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Vara Prasad

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  • Vara Prasad
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  84 readers

"Shopping is delightful around" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The best place in Hyderabad and most memorable place, good looking and crowdy shopping is delightful, we have to visit first here its the height of Hyderabadis.
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Sai Lakshman

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  • Sai Lakshman
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  317 readers

"Must visit place in Hyderabad" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Charminar is located in Old city (region of Hyderabad). Mecca Masjid is also located near Charminar which is also a very historic place to visit. I myself felt like a nawab after visiting the place.
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Francis Gama

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  • Francis Gama
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  687 readers

"Surrounded with god shopping centres" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Good historic monument, well maintained, variety of shops in the surrounding area and good for family shopping. Variety of restaurants available nearby, a good site for photography for building memories. The place is very crowded though.
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Rakesh Dasari

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  • Rakesh Dasari
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  110 readers

"Good food and shopping around" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Good historical place in Hyderabad, shopping is superb loved it. Went with family and friends, nice place to be seen in Hyderabad. Shopping and food are also good.
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Rahul Kadari

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  • Rahul Kadari
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  97 readers

"Best architecture and bling shops and eateries around" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Charminar is the heart of pride, beautiful architecture surrounded by bling shops and eateries. If you're visiting Hyderabad, Charminar should be in your watch list for the best experience. Irani chai is best served at Nimra Cafe.
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Rehman Shiak

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  • Rehman Shiak
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  108 readers

"A wonderful visit to the historical place" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is icon of Hyderabad one of the historical place in the world. I will suggest you to visit this place, it is wonderful experiance, best place and must visit you will definitely be satisfied.
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