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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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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.
Goutam Raj
Hyderabad's primary milestone and city image was worked by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to remember the establishing of Hyderabad and the finish of plagues brought about by Golconda's water lack. The enormous four-section, 56m-high structure has four curves confronting the cardinal focuses, with minarets on every segment (consequently the name Charminar, 'four minarets').
Vandana Goenka
1) Charminar Hyderabad....This iconic mosque is very famous and a beautiful Historic Monument.It is having 4 arches thats why its name is Charminar.It is situated in the old city of Hyderabad and a famous tourist attraction.So next time if you visit hyderabad don't forget to capture it in your lenses.....
Richa Monga
After heavily gorging on sumptuous complementary lunch buffet served at "Verandah" restaurant of the hotel,we took a afternoon nap to relax post which we embarked our hunt to explore the city and its food.We decided to start with Old Hyderabad and visited Charminar.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 hyderabadi charm.
Husein Haveliwala