Charminar, Telangana, India

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About Charminar

Charminar is one of the ancient monuments which is situated in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana. It is 66 feet in height and visitors most frequently visit this place.

Charminar is one of Hyderabad's most attractive landmarks. Sultan Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah, the 5th Sultan of the legendary Qutb Shahi family, created this 400-year-old monument. The Charminar was built in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style. It is also the best example of Qutub Shahi architecture, having been built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah to commemorate the end of the city's epidemic.

It is as stunning at night when illuminated. Visit Timing: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week. Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Indians/ Rs. 100 for foreigners. Charminar architecture was brilliantly constructed with Granite and lime mortar.

 

How to Reach Charminar

By Air

The nearest airport to Charminar is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad. This airport serves as a hub for all major domestic and international airlines. Charminar is approximately 20 kilometres from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

By Railway

The nearest train station to Charminar is the Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station (HYB), popularly known as Nampally Railway Station, which is around 4 kilometres away. You can simply get to the location from here by using one of the several buses or cabs available.

By Road

Charminar is well-connected to the rest of the city by road. TSRTC buses connect the monument to major railway and bus stations. Automobiles are easily accessible from all regions of the city.

 

Things to do in Charminar

1. Photography

Photography is one of the finest activities that you can do and enjoy near Charminar. As a result, each time you click the image, you will have a unique experience.

2. Shopping

Shopping near Charminar is another enjoyable activity that you can love to do. The nearby shops will offer some of the most enjoyable experiences.

3. Enjoy the local cuisine

The area surrounding the Charminar is lined with cafés and restaurants serving traditional Mughalai and Hyderabadi cuisine, including biryani. And these delicacies have an awesome aroma that you won’t get anywhere else.

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