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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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174 traveller reviews for Charminar

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Aditya Banerjee
  • Aditya Banerjee
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Truly historic" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
One of the most recognised landmarks in Hyderabad and India. Area is extremely congested. Finding a space to park your car at a nearby spot is difficult, but worth visiting.
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Nikhil B
  • Nikhil B
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Amazing place" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Really awesome place to visit. I think anyone who visits Hyderabad must visit RFC. I had an amazing experience in RFC. Feeling proud for having this in our country. Excellent place to go with your family, strongly recommended.
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Harsha Vardhan
  • Harsha Vardhan
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Great memory to visit" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was a great and memorable experience, visiting historical monuments is always interesting and Charminar is a wonderful to visit. I recommend everyone to visit it.
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Venkatesh Shiga
  • Venkatesh Shiga
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Superb site of Hyderabad" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
At the top of the Charminar it was very wonderful to watch the site of surrounding Hyderabad. Walking to the top seeing the beautiful architecture of nawabs was really an awesome experience.
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  • 3 votes

Mani Mani
  • Mani Mani
  • 2 Reviews

"Always recommended" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It touched my heart, it was Ramzan time and the place is full of happiness and joy with shopping. I would always recommend people to go and enjoy there.
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  • 3 votes

Sindhu Akshaya
  • Sindhu Akshaya
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Historical place" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Those who like to visit historical places will really like it. The ticket cost is also very less. There are many shops around Charminar where we can buy lot of things for less cost.
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Ashok Satkar
  • Ashok Satkar
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Over crowded" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its really good place. But it doesn't fulfil your expectation, it is really not big place. There is really very crowd area which is some what problematic. If you very less time then please go with other beautiful places like Ramoji Film city and other places.
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  • 4 votes

Ashish Raj
  • Ashish Raj
  • 8 Reviews

"The awesome example of ancient art of India" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This was a very good example of traditional and ancient art of Indian sculpture. Here you can find the example of art of Mughal period. This pillars were constructed so many years ago but seems as new as constructed today.
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Gokul Vijay
  • Gokul Vijay
  • Lives in Secunderabad
  • 7 Reviews

"Handmade bangles are available" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One who comes to Twin-cities(Hyderabad/Secunderabad) should definitely fetch time to visit Charminar as earlier said it's the fame of city. Especially do make a visit in the evening hours to get sight of the pigeons as well one can buy Bangles(Hand-Made) as it's mostly sold near the surroundings of Charminar. If in the season's you could taste Haleem too which is too quite famous near Charminar.
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Yadesh Kumar
  • Yadesh Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Must visit, you get authentic cuisine" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We friends around 4 went by vehicle, very famous and nice place in Hyderabad. Situated in the heart of the Old city of Hyderabad. Charminar is a must visit place, great place to eat authentic Hyderabadi cuisine and shop like the locals do.
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