Charminar is the most prominent landmark located right in the heart of Hyderabad. The monument was erected when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad. It got its name from its structure as it consists of four minarets. The imposing structure looks awe-inspiring during the night when it is illuminated. The life around Charminar never ceases to throb, as this part smells and feels like the real Hyderabad. The area around Charminar is popular for colourful bangles, jewellery, pearls and scrumptious dishes. The essence of Charminar lies in four things - the laid back crowds, the packed markets, the lip smacking biryani and the Irani chai!
Since the construction of the monument in 1591, Charminar is 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 of Islam. It is situated on the east bank of Musi River and stands tall amidst the labyrinthine Laad Bazaar in the old city. The Charminar is an example of unpatrolled artistic brilliance, and it is also considered to be one of the marvellous structures in India.
Towards the north of Charminar, there are four gateways known as Char Kaman which is constructed in the cardinal directions. The structure was intended to serve as a Madrasa or a Mosque. It is mainly built of Indo-Islamic architecture along with the incorporation of Persian Architectural elements. Charminar, along with Qutub Shahi Tombs and the Golconda Fort has been added to the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
4 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.
4 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!
4 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.