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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
history tours, worship
Rs 5 for Indians, Rs 100 for foreigners
All year
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11 out of 217 attractions in Hyderabad


Not only a prominent landmark of the city, but also a monument whose name is brightly mentioned in the history of Hyderabad. The name 'Charminar' is made up of two very distinct words- Char and Minar means four towers. Each part of the monument has a plaza like opening overlooked by a tower. The oldest mosque, Mecca Masjid of Hyderabad is also a part of the Char Minar. This was built by the 5th Sultan named Quli Qutb Shahi on the banks of the Musi River. It is right in the heart of the city and was taken for diving the city into four parts for government purposes in the earlier times. Some say that this monument was built as a symbol of love for his queen Bhagyavathi and some say it was built to mark the end of a fatal plague that had affected the city. There is also known to be a decret tunnel beneath the floors of the Charminar, which connects it to the Golconda Fort staright. This was the Escape route for the royals during an emergency.
CharminarThis landmark monument, located in the old city of Hyderabad is amongst the must-visits in the city. It has narrow and steep stairs to get to the top from where you get a bird’s eye view of its surroundings being the well-known Laad bazaar and the world-famous Makkah Masjid Mosque.You can then head to the adjacent market areas and shop for bangles, clothes, juthis and much more. A lady wouldn’t walk out of this city without buying pearl jewellery.
Radhika N Prince
Day 1 If you are in hyderabad for a weekend and a foodie too, its good to start your day with a cup of tea and osmania buiscuits from one of the oldest and popular joint Nimrah Cafe & Bakery with majestic view of Nizam's history Charminar.
My first trip alone on the streets was an early morning trip to Charminar, back in 2016! On a cool morning in March at 5:30am I ventured out for the first time. With a scarf and my camera bag, I felt like a warrior who is out to attack the "I don't know what", but that is how I thought of it. When I reached the place the sun had already woken up, saying hellos to all..... with almost no vehicle traffic and no sound of synced horns buzzing my hear. It felt almost surreal and there flew all my apprehension. One of my first pictures of Charminar ....
then i returned to falaknuma , and near char minar I had "garlic cheese dosa" believe me Hyderabad is best city for foodies and food there is very cheap and delicious too. I have visited a mosque near char Minar , I sat there about 30 min , everyone was preparing for namaz and I captured a picture of an old man washing his hand and face before namaz.
Trip Holick