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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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Good 50
  • Average 29
  • Below Average 6
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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247 traveller reviews for Charminar

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Sanjeev Mupparty

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  • Sanjeev Mupparty
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  12 readers

"An Iconic Monument" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Today
No visit to Hyderabad is complete without a visit to this iconic monument, very much worth it.
Handy tips:- The stairs are quite steep make sure that you are properly attired with no loose long flowing clothes and preferably good comfortable shoes. Make sure that you take a guide to explain the monument to you. Do visit the Jama Masjid nearby.
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Suman Kumar

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  • Suman Kumar
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 2 Reviews
  •  7 readers

"Charminar is very good for visiting" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Its very nice experience in Charminar, security in that is very good. Its very nice when visited in the night. All types of cameras and video are allowed but here we face the problem with parking.
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Kalyanreddy Ponnala

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  • Kalyanreddy Ponnala
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 readers

"Heritage structure with collections of souvenirs" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
A must place to visit, heritage structure of Telangana. Do not miss to climb on top of it to see the view of the heritage city. Its beautifully illuminated in the night. Also you can see the Mecca Masjid and the palace around. This place is special for bangles, perfumes, pearls, food and not to mention the Irani chai(tea) and world famous Hyderabadi biryani.
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Bhoovan Soran

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  • Bhoovan Soran
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  43 readers

"A charming place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It is a super monument, when I went there, it was raining, it was a lovely evening. The view was superb with the market around Charminar, charm was added to the place.
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Vikas Chand

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  • Vikas Chand
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 Reviews
  •  105 readers

"Crowded place" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Very crowded. Never come with a four wheeler as finding a place to park is very difficult. You get feel of old city (Hyderabad). Good for street shopping experience !!
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Devdas Pai

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  • Devdas Pai
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  129 readers

"Needs cleanliness" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Charminar is a good monument with dirty management, measures must be taken to keep it clean as it is our heritage and needs maintenance of the surroundings. Charminar is very clean but the surrounding area is very dirty and unhygienic, just watch it and come out.
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Satyam Naidu

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  • Satyam Naidu
  • Lives in Tadepalligudem
  • 2 Reviews
  •  74 readers

"Must visit" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A very nice place that everyone must watch its beauty once in life, this is the place we can see Mecca Masjid near Charminar. From the top of the Charminar the surrounds are very cute and good scenery to watch and from the top of the Charminar masjid is very nice to see.
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Robin Aggarwal

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  • Robin Aggarwal
  • Lives in Pune
  • 52 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  4673 readers

"Heritage and pride of Hyderabad" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice place for history lovers and heritage believers. No for sophisticated people. Narrow stairs to climb this to get on top. Beware from ladies in your group they can take you to nearby Begum Bazaar.
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Vinod Kumar

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  • Vinod Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 8 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2392 readers

"A mesmerising historical monument in the month of Ramadan" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Charminar just lit like a newly wed bride in the season of Ramadan. The streets are full of light such that sometimes we have to close our eyes to get the full sight. Street food available near bangle street is the best ever in Hyderabad. If you are a non-vegetarian and want to try something special, you are at right place. World famous pista house, mouthwatering haleem is waiting for you. You can also enjoy some special Hyderabadi dishes as dessert like qurbani ka meetha, double ka meetha, lauki ki kheer, etc but the Mutton Haleem available at Pista House stalls is awesome and the way the haleem is sold is unique in its own way. So you can enjoy the world famous haleem and biryani in the shadow of Charminar at evening time..
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Raju Pothnaku

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  • Raju Pothnaku
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 13 Reviews
  •  2008 readers

"Has variety of things to shop" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Charminar is built for a sign of love, it's a place where you can find all varieties of bangles, pearls etc. Especially in the month of Holy Ramzan all shops and whole place will be open for public to view and shopping. To view Charminar there will be timings till morning to evening.
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