Charminar Overview

Ranked 7 of 410 sightseeing in Hyderabad

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

Experience scale
  • Good 88
  • Excellent 48
  • Very Good 34
  • Average 14
  • Below Average 11
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 2
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings



8 reviews

Championing with colors of Indian flag on Republic Day

Charminar was all patriotic on Republic Day and was colored in tri-color.The place is chaotic but somehow I loved the chaos and energy of this place.The are huge number of fruit sellers around this place which will tempt you to gorge on such a wide variety of fruits available.Since we visited this place during late evening hours the harsh weather of Hyderabad did not bother us.I would recommend this place for getting a feel of old hyderbadi charm.

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Santhosh kumar

Santhosh kumar4.0/5

1 review

Charminar is one of the epic in Hyderabad

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.

Gayathri sharma Gayathri

Gayathri sharma Gayathri5.0/5

7 reviews

Master piece

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 theLaadbazaar and to the south lies the richly granited Makkah masjid.

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  • Master piece

Devinder singh

Devinder singh3.0/5

1 review

Nice place to visit if you have ample time.

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 bangal market is there where you can go for shopping.
  • Nice place to visit if you have ample time.
  • Nice place to visit if you have ample time.

Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra

Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra5.0/5

46 reviews

Amazing Minar

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 ?

Ahmed ?5.0/5

1 review


Charminar is a massive and impressive structure between four minarets and it was constructed in 1591 to mark the end of plague in hyderabad and it was constructed by Mohammed Quli qutub shah...

Harsha sai

Harsha sai4.0/5

1 review

Lights of Hyderabad

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.

Anchor puneet

Anchor puneet2.9/5

1 review

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

Nice place. Heritage place, every one can love here to shop. Specilly 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. Bcoz Hyderabad is famous for pearls also. Every one should visit the charming Charminaar.

Manoj Onkar

Manoj Onkar2.1/5

7 reviews

May Skip

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.

Er. rahul

Er. rahul3.6/5

184 reviews

Char minar

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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