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.

What travellers are saying about Charminar

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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12 Video Reviews for Charminar

Kamleshsharma

  • Tourist
  • Kamleshsharma
  •  2 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 14, 2018
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 211

Akhila Sritalam

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  • Akhila Sritalam
  • Lives in Nellore
  •  4 helpful votes
  • Posted Nov 20, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 210

Arun Tata

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  • Arun Tata
  • Lives in Ongole
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2 readers
  • Posted Nov 20, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 229

Haji.s h Ibrahim

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

Goudsukesh

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  • Goudsukesh
  • Posted Jan 8, 2018
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 208

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

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Santhosh kumar

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  • Santhosh kumar
  • 1 Review
  •  96 readers

"Charminar is one of the epic in Hyderabad"

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2017
The Charminar, constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India.
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Gayathri sharma Gayathri

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  • Gayathri sharma Gayathri
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  1157 readers

"Master piece"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2017
It's a master piece & heritage symbol of Hyderabad. It was constructed in 15th century for the symbol of rescue from cholera. Charminar (Four pillars) of height 160ft. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. It is one of the tourist attraction in Hyderabad. Bangles can be found at cheaper rate. It is situated on the east bank of Music river.  To the west lies the Laadbazaar and to the south lies the richly granted Makkah masjid.
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Devinder singh

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  • Devinder singh
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  278 readers

"Nice place to visit if you have ample time."

  • 4.2/7
  • Posted Nov 9, 2017
Some restoration work was going on when we visited otherwise good place to visit. Though this part of city is crowed it's better not to bring your vehicle. Adjoining Charminar a famous ban gal market is there where you can go for shopping.
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Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra

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  • Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 129 photos
  • 34 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2695 readers

"Amazing Minar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 8, 2017
Charminar one the best place to visit and the best monument to check out. The best part is to see Hyderabad is to climb upstairs which they allow you as entry fees is merely 15 rs and one can see the beautiful minar from inside and outside also. The entry to this area is bit risky because of narrow space to climb stairs so one need to take precaution. Please visit early as this place get close by 5:30 pm.
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Ahmed ?

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  • Ahmed ?
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  285 readers

"Charminar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2017
Charminar is a massive and impressive structure between four minarets. It was constructed in 1591 to mark the end of plague in Hyderabad. It was constructed by Mohammed Quli qutub shah.
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Harsha sai

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  • Harsha sai
  • 1 Review
  •  284 readers

"Lights of Hyderabad"

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2017
Charminar beauty of lights it one of the most monuments place in the Hyderabad city. Beautiful place atleast visit once in life. And near charminar bangles and irani chai is the famous. Taste ir also.
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Anchor puneet

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  • Anchor puneet
  • 1 Review
  •  276 readers

"Here you can feel the essence of khalis Hyderabad. The dishes, the language, pearl market, laad baz"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 25, 2017
Nice place. Heritage place, every one can love here to shop. Specially for ladies. Charminaar is the soul of Hyderabad. Here you can bargain to the shop keepers. Laad bazaar is very famous place here. The biggest market of designer bangels Where you can shop. Also the pearl market. Because Hyderabad is famous for pearls also. Every one should visit the charming Charminaar.
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Manoj Onkar

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  • Manoj Onkar
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 7 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
  •  4299 readers

"May Skip"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2017
Visit here without any expecatations of visiting a famous monument.
The environment is not created as it is in the midst of a busy market and you will be harassed by stream of beggers.
Place should have been properly taken care of and some care to create a campus.
Not tourist friendly.
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Er. rahul

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  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 193 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  13192 readers

"Char minar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2017
Charminar is the most important landmark in the city of Hyderabad. The monument was erected when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golcondo to Hyderabad. The monument got its name from its structure as it consists of four minarets. The monument looks amazing during night when it is illuminated.
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Nandala shiva kumar

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  • Nandala shiva kumar
  • 1 Review
  •  280 readers

"History of charminar history of india"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2017
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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