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Amid the Laad Bazaar's bustle, this majestic building remains still. The Charminar, which the Archeological Survey of India maintains, symbolizes the city's ancient past, glitz, splendor, and ethnic diversity.

Since Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah of the Shah Dynasty built the Charminar in 1591, it has captivated tourists with its architectural splendor and religious and historical significance.

The Charminar is one of Hyderabad, India's most well-liked tourist destinations! The City of Pearls' historical landmark is the first thing visitors will notice.

Things to do at Charminar:

  • Study the structure closely:

The four-minaret structure is the fabled masterwork of the Qutub Shahis. It is the focal point of several intersecting roads and byways and is a cultural landmark in Hyderabad. It has an imposing appearance and is enduring the test of time. The monument is square in design and has four pillars on each side. The Shia 'tazias' inspired the Charminar's architectural style.

  • Understand the significance of four from all respects:

Despite being without the four visible minarets, this structure also features four differently. It features four domes and four smaller ones on either side of the large arch. Also constructed in four directions are these arches. There are four parts in each of the four minarets. The monument has four doors that lead in, and even the galleries are four on each floor. The most intriguing aspect is that Mohammad Quli Shah, who erected the monument and served as the fourth Sultan of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty, was also the monument's creator.

  • Circumambulate the streets around the recognizable Charminar:

It would help if you stopped briefly to take in the famed Charminar's splendor while avoiding the busy shoppers and jovial rickshaws.

Take one of the 'Heritage Walks' into the winding streets around the Charminar if you want to get a 'feel' for Hyderabad.

The four roads that encircle it stand in for the four cardinal directions, and each one of them goes to a different area of Hyderabad.

  • Shop for trinkets at Laad Bazaar:

The Laad Bazaar, a bazaar of bangles, beads, Bidri, and balconies, each ornamented uniquely, is located on the western route. This busy market, which serves as the standard shopping location for weddings and festivals, is well-known for its lacquer bangles and haggling.

Even while glamorous stores advertise 'Fixed Rates' on their signs, they will give you a break if you can negotiate a better price.

  • Observe unity in diversity here:

Additionally, Chamrinar is renowned for the lovely cohabitation of several religions. You can feel the harmony of religions at this place. You may observe how Mecca Masjid and Bhagyalakshmi Temple were constructed near to one another while maintaining their own personal religious importance.

  • Indulge in local delicacies:

Remember to sample the tea at Nimrah Cafe while you're here and dunk your Osmania Biscuits in it. The majority of Osmania biscuits, a soft biscuit that goes best with tea, are produced and exported by this tiny café.

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Address of Charminar

Charminar Road Char Lamar, Hyderabad 500002 India

Opening & Closing time of Charminar

  • Monday
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