An identifying feature of the city, Charminar is the most prominent landmark located right in the heart of Hyderabad. The monument was erected by Quli Qutub Shah to signify the founding of Hyderabad. As is evident from the structure, it was so named as it consists of four minarets. Although it lies right in the centre of the city with traffic and crowds milling all about it, Charminar certainly manages to hold the gaze. It is also famous for the market that sprawls around it and is called 'Laad' or 'Chudi' Bazaar.
Since the construction of the monument in 1591, Charminar has been synonymous with the culture of Hyderabad standing tall as a reminder of the glorious days of the past era. It is a massive structure which has four minarets which many believe stand for the first four 'khalifas' (Prophets) of Islam. Towards the north of the monument, there are four gateways known as Char Kaman which have been constructed in the cardinal directions. The structure was intended to serve as a Madrasa or a Mosque. In its present form, Charminar, along with Qutub Shahi Tombs and the Golconda Fort, has been added to the 'tentative list' of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
6 months ago by Shailendra Singh
It's an overrated place, like so many places in Hyderabad. There's nothing special about this moment other than the historical significance and the various stories related to it. It is certainly not a place to see after waiting in a long queue.
6 months ago by abhijit sreepada
An iconic landmark that now represents the city of Hyderabad, Charminar and the area surrounding it are steeped in history. Much more than just merely a landmark, Charminar is the springboard to Hyderabad?s old city. The stark contrast between the old city and Hyderabad's young, financial business area hit me as soon as the icon was within eyesight. There was something about the narrows lanes, traffic, mixed aromas and everything else that pleasantly assaulted the senses that represented the 'electric' vibe of this part of Hyderabad. What could make the experience even better is visiting the area during the holy Islamic month of Ramzaan where the entire area is decked up!
6 months ago by Hakkem Palakkal
There has a change in cost 25 for indians 200 for foreigners
Charminar of Hyderabad was made to commemorate 1) alliance with the British 2)to welcome Charles. 3) eradication of plague 4)end of vigayanagar empire ......Which option please answer I request you don't give wrong answer.
Answer: The Charminar was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shahi to celebrate the end of a deadly plague. So, the 3rd option.