Charminar, Hyderabad
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Charminar

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Charminar
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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.

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  • Below Average 5
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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137 traveller reviews for Charminar

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Bunny Honey
  • Bunny Honey
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Should visit on particular timings" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Everyone should visit a while on your trip to Hyderabad as it is a historic monument. Beautiful combined Hindu and Mughal architecture / carvings. Definitely worth a visit including walking to the top. Try and pay a local guide, usually around, to give you a history of the four minarets. The best shopping area for medium stuff especially for the ladies for bangles, churi-works, carpets, art works. You have night shopping also there. But need to be careful about cheaters and pockets.
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Ram
  • Ram
  • 7 Reviews

"A place to visit with family" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Should visit if you are in Hyderabad, place is really crowded although. Nice place to be with family, it definitely gives you a taste of Nawabi culture and taste.
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Ramya Latha
  • Ramya Latha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 Reviews

"Many imported perfumes available"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Charminar is the oldest monument it is built in 1591 and shopping centers near Charminar are very good. I will never forget the visiting of Charminar and the street vendors there. We get different type of perfumes that imported from Dubai, Bahrain which we won't get in other places.
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Manoj Sahu
  • Manoj Sahu
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Very nice and beautiful in the evenings"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I visited Charminar very recently during evening time. Believe me it seems real than what you see it in a movie or in anyway else. It is situated in old city, Hyderabad. Visit before 5pm if you want to see the inner view or else you can visit the marketplace. The market gives you very effective shopping experience. Because there you'll find all and everything.
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Dilip Shah
  • Dilip Shah
  • 6 photos
  • 20 Reviews

"Good from far"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Landmark monument but very crowded. The way to go up is quite narrow & good chances of being pickpocketed. Must get out of the vehicle & take a few photographs.
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Sartaj Mohammad
  • Sartaj Mohammad
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice for shopping"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Good, nice shops, amazing & crazy people, lovely language in short, it was good time. The structure was built in 1591 AD. It is the most famous building of Hyderabad and also one of the most famous buildings in India.
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Akiri Chaitu
  • Akiri Chaitu
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 1 Review

"Wonderful place great architecture"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Awesome place where we can enjoy a lot. Nice place for children, apart from enjoyment they can know the history of Charminar not only from our country there are people coming from various countries. Its a nice feeling to have a look at Charminar in the nights with green lights.
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Sai Sumanth
  • Sai Sumanth
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Not to miss this marvel"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Always crowded with local and tourists from other places and abroad. Large number of shops are next to the Charminar and you will find vendors selling rold gold and pearl ornaments, bags, accessories, apparel for cheaper rates. Lots of shopping if you come during Bakrid and Ramadan. You won't probably find a parking lot easily in this crowded tourist spot. Spend 5rs and walk to the top minar of the Charminar and you will actually find good view.
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Anagha Asok
  • Anagha Asok
  • 10 Reviews

"Majestic and Beautiful"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Charminar is the destination if you are an historical and ornamental lover like me. I went there by evening. After climbing the ramps of the monument an awesome view of the ornament market will be awaiting you at top. Also the Masjid near be gave me a feeling that I am touring an Arab nation. The cheap good quality ornaments available in the bangle market is really mind blowing. But don't forget to bargain. :D
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Nawaz Shaik
  • Nawaz Shaik
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"Best Historical Place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We went to Charminar with a team of 25 members and had a great fun time over there. View from the top of Charminar blown my mind. Soo much traffic, roads are full of people a nice place to hang around with lot of good stuff to eat and purchase.
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