Charminar, Hyderabad
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Charminar

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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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  • Good 53
  • Average 30
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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264 traveller reviews for Charminar

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Abhishek Kumar

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  • Abhishek Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  31 readers

"Good hangout place with awesome food" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Charminar is a good hangout place with many awesome biryani food outlets in the vicinity that serve tasty biryani at a decent cost. The entire lane leading up to the minar is a good shopping destination with the road buzzing with the streetside shops that sell a variety of goods at cheap prices-footwear, decorative goods, regular use clothes and snacks.
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Saurabh Garg

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  • Saurabh Garg
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  18 readers

"Pathetic place - Highly overrated" new review

  • 1.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I regret visiting there, pathetic place, horrible cheat crowd not worth the hassle. Best avoided, don't fall prey to the publicity, you will be extremely disappointed.
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Dinesh Soni

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  • Dinesh Soni
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  168 readers

"Best to visit during morning hours" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
From the top, very good view of entire Hyderabad, one can shop for the bangles. To avoid the crowd visit in the morning hours, steps are very steep please take care while going up or coming down.
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Himanshu Basrani

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  • Himanshu Basrani
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4 Reviews
  •  26 readers

"Pearl market provides a wide range of ornaments" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nice to see the heritage of Hyderabad, most exciting is the Irani Tea which anyone can enjoy in the surrounding restaurants and the pearl market provides a wide range of ornaments.
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Ravinder Deekonda

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  • Ravinder Deekonda
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1227 readers

"Charminar a great monument with pearl and bangle stores around" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Charminar is a very great monumental structure is in Hyderabad situated in old city. One can reach Hyderabad by Flight from any metropolitan city and all major cities also. Also it has good connectivity of trains to most of the cities in the country(India). One can travel by bus / by road also from near by distances upto 300km. Charminar is one of the very big constructions in India. Near by Charminar bangles market and Pearls markets are very famous for shopping. Many people from around the globe will purchase something or other in the pearl/bangle market near Charminar due to their specialty.
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Bharath K

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  • Bharath K
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  43 readers

"Awesome bangle shop around" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is one of the historical monument everyone should see once in a lifetime. I found some bangles shops its awesome, I ate Hyderabadi biryani with superb taste.
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Salim Khan

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  • Salim Khan
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 18 Reviews
  •  173 readers

"Really amazing" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The place is quite crowded but the view is awesome, the place is neat and clean and maintained. The sunset view is awesome, you must visit here and enjoy with your friends, family.
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Charan Dgl

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  • Charan Dgl
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 13 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  3340 readers

"Fabulous construction" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was a historical monument that was built four hundred years ago, has its own place in Hyderabad. Charminar a well know place for every person in Hyderabad. It is in the middle of the road and has a very beautiful architecture with four minars and hence received the name Charminar. It would be very great experience visiting, a very old monument and we can have lot of fun by taking pictures near the Charminar.
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Aswani Kumar

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  • Aswani Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  5818 readers

"Nice to see" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Tall structure, nice to see, 4 ways to reach Charminar. There are 4 minars are in that tall structure, near Charminar clothes and bangles market is there and one of the monument of Hyderabad.
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Reena Yadav

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  • Reena Yadav
  • 1 Review
  •  43 readers

"It's superb historical place" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is a very good place to see in Hyderabad. From Charminar Hyderabad looks very beautiful everyone should visit it and should do shopping. There are many markets near by, very famous place in Hyderabad. It is the heart of Hyderabad and so beautiful sculpture in it.
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