Charminar, Hyderabad

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Stop by and admire Charminar, a towering 16th-century monument and landmark of Hyderabad. Built in an ornate Indo-Islamic style, the imposing building boasts a mosque and four elaborately decorated minarets. Situated in the heart of the old town, the iconic structure is surrounded by a lively marketplace, filled with shops and eateries. You can browse the bustling surroundings before paying a visit to the monument, rich in history and renowned for its architecture. To visit Charminar on your trip to Hyderabad, use our Hyderabad itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    In a crowded area , people looting you at every nook and corner Not really a place I enjoy However , the food outlets surrounding are great to have a favor of the local cuisine! Be prepare to get swam...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The monument itself while standing testament to history was not the highlight for me. It was the place around, the activity, people buzzing around, brisk business in colourful shops that ranged from t...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Charminar is excellent ride for shopping..you will surely get to see many shops and markets over there.. centre of the city.. lovely place.. mostly preferable at night times..  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    Amazing structure and architecture! Narrow steps to get to the top. Its bigger than it seems. Beautifully built. And the view of Hyderabad from the top is just priceless. Has a very big market around with great and cheap options. Its one of the best tourist attractions in Hyderabad and also a great place of interest for locals too!
  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful! Awesome architecture and well designed. One of the must visit place in Hyderabad. Hand bags are not allowed, so you have to keep it outside. A place is there next to Charminar(Near police station) where you can keep your belongings. The charge is 20 per hour. This is also a market area, where you can get everything.
  • June 18, 2017
    This structure .. can't say any thing about it... This is also an example of south India Islamic architecture... There are three arch before Charminar.. and u can see from them that it looks so straight.feom arches... Congested area ... .. more busy..... Heaven for shopping.. u can buy every thing for an marriage.. around Charminar by walk
  • July 3, 2017
    Historical monument.... Best in Design of arches.... That Became icon for Hyderabad.... Now we are talking about this structure.... All the credit goes to everyone who had involved during construction.... Thanking for all if them.....
  • June 13, 2017
    Iconic structure and Beautiful Architecture... awesome place to visit with family and friends... traffic is high in this area...but worth visiting...ideal place in Hyderabad to do Street shopping mainly, Bengals for ladies, pearls, perfume and many more... usually there is a crowd here...but it's awesome..must visit if you are in Hyderabad..

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