Charminar, Hyderabad

Charminar

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About Charminar (Monument)

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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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5 Video Reviews for Charminar

Haji.s h Ibrahim

  • Tourist
  • Haji.s h Ibrahim
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  2 helpful votes
  • Posted Apr 25, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 443

Mayur Fotedar

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  • Mayur Fotedar
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 1 Review
  •  11 helpful votes
  • Posted Mar 11, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 331

Manoj Kumar

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  • Manoj Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 283 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  1850 readers
  • Posted Sep 4, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 540

Thejasvi. Bhat

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  • Thejasvi. Bhat
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1307 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  318 helpful votes
  •  5967 readers
  • Posted Aug 16, 2016
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  • 329

Anshul taran

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  • Anshul taran
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 24 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  12373 readers
  • Posted Aug 20, 2016
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5/7
  • 281

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Nandala shiva kumar

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  • Nandala shiva kumar
  • 1 Review

"History of charminar history of india" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Today
The fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built the Charminar in 1591. After shifting his capital from Golkonda to Hyderabad he built a big structure of Charminar. Because of Charminar this landmark became a global icon of Hyderabad.
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Batthula ramesh

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  • Batthula ramesh
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review

"Biryani is awesome, spicy food which I loved" new review

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Its a beautiful place to see what a construction and flash back behind charminar. Finally loved a lot... And Hyderabadi biryani awesome food the most tasty food.
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Md irshad alam

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  • Md irshad alam
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  35 readers

"Charminar Hyderabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its a nice place and also very clean area. There is a lots of mall for shopping and great restaurants to eat very tasty food. From top of the charminar there is a nice view of city and around area.
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Sjkdepp

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  • Sjkdepp
  • 1 Review
  •  182 readers

"Charminar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 22, 2017
An awesome place to visit during day or night, food or chai or for a small ride or walk. A street which is live 24*7. Yes that is Charminar, during the holy month of ramzan the crowd and shops reaches its peak
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Divyasaikumar

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  • Divyasaikumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6146 readers

"A place where we can get all things at low cost"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 17, 2017
Charminar is good place in hyderbad it is also called old city more no of muslims live there charminar will be beautiful at the evening time beacause of lighting over there gives a beautiful view of charminar there will be 4 pillars to charminar. It was built by kings who lived in Hyderabad nizamudins
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Ashish Shukla

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  • Ashish Shukla
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 285 photos
  • 68 Reviews
  •  117 helpful votes
  •  39829 readers

"Centre of Tradition in Hyderabad"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2017
Charminar is called so, because it bears 4 minars I. E ., 4 tombs on its 4 sides representing eacb direction. Hyderabad is a traditional city and Charminar is an emblem which proves that this place was once ruled by the Mughals. The food, the language, the style of Hyderabadi show the nawabi sides of the local people here. There are crowded markets, food stalls and other shops nearby the Charminar where you can have a glimpse of the entire city just in 1-2 hrs ..
Nothing special in this place and it's just like India gate in Delhi ...
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Sankar lahiri

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  • Sankar lahiri
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1010 readers

"Charminar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2017
Historical monument. Having tremendous historical value & very much symbolic with Hyderabad. Places is in prime location. Lots of shop nearby selling handicrafts & other hyderabadi spl things. So many mosque & historical arcitect is near by even Salar Jung museum is also near by.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 290 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  180 helpful votes
  •  105743 readers

"The Gateway of Hyderabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2017
The first thing comes in your mind when you hear Hyderabad is of course Charminar. The minar is located in the central city and you will be amazed to be there. The local flee market and typical Hyderabadi food give charm to this place. The minar is open to visit you can go to the first floor by paying Rs 20 and have aerial view of the city though you wont be able to view entire city but the view is really spectacular. While my visit there was some repairing work going there but still it was open. The flee market will remind you Chandni chowk of Delhi and you will be able to find some rare things there.
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Aboli patil

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  • Aboli patil
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  317 readers

"Charminar."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2017
Charminar is old architectural treasure build by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591CE. It was build at the centre of the city, to commemorate eradication of plaug. It is listed as an archaeological and architectural
Treasure on the official "List of the Monuments" prepared by the Archaeological survey of India.
If you love Pearls and Jewellery definitely Charminar is your destination. Visit in the evening as it looks very glazy, shiny and beautiful. I guess the market is open from 11am to 10pm. You will definitely need 4-5hours to shop. Prices are high in some shop though once you decide to buy they provide good discount too.
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Kumar srikrishna

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  • Kumar srikrishna
  • 4 Reviews
  •  314 readers

"Heritage site but I'll maintained"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2016
A great place to visit but the surrounding area is very dirty. Not to maintain an iconic city tourist attraction with so many vendors and hawkers and overflowing drains. To have a proper parking lot with dedicated areas of hawkers and clean up the area of garbage.
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