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Monday, March 2, 2009

Charminar - Heart of Hyderabad city

Charminar is the famous monuments situated in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The meaning of Charminar is “Four Towers”. Charminar is always on the top of the mind of any tourist from world visiting Hyderabad. To imagine this 400-year-old city without Charminar is like to imagine New York without the Statue of Liberty or Moscow without the Kremlin.
History of the Charminar
The Charminar was built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591 in the honour of his wife Bhagmati. Actually he wanted to shift his capital from Golkunda to Hyderabad. According to one legend, it is believed that Charminar was built to honor a promise Quli Qutb Shah made to Allah.

Design and Architecture
The Charminar is a beautiful and attractive monument in the city of Hyderabad. Each side measures 20 mtr and each of the corners has a tall, pointed minaret. The height of each minaret is 48.7 m above the ground. Each side of the structure opens into a plaza through giant arches that overlook four major thoroughfares, which once upon a time were royal roads. The monument looks very beautiful on the inside and particularly known for its carvings and moldings.

Photo Gallery

Night View of Char minar

Inside View in Char Minar

Hyderabad city view with Charminar

Charminar Street

Charminar Image

Charminar Picture

Charminar Photo

Char Minar - Hyderabad

Visitors near the Charminar, Hyderabad

Inside View at Char Minar

9 comments:

Martin said...

Visit to the 5star hotels in Hyderabad might not be all that pleasant anymore with stringent and high end security measures making way in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks. The business and budget hotels in Hyderabad are also much in demand owing to the massive growth and development in the city. In the last couple of years Hyderabad has seen a considerable increase in the number of business travelers. But as far as the guests to the 5stars are concerned, they are facing difficulties owing to the beefed up security measures. Visitors are going through security measures right till the entry of the hotels to the extent of having sniffer dogs sneaking into their cars after entry inside the hotel gates. The security measures have in some way or other come in the way of the affable and warm hospitality that the guests experienced prior to the attacks. The hotel owners maintain that however much security is hiked up hotels would always remain vulnerable to attacks

Lunatic said...

No matter what...if you are in hyderabad, dont forget to eat the Hyderabadi Biryani, buy pearls and visit the Charminar...check my blog at www.urban-indian.blogspot.com for similar hyderabadi stories.

maya said...

Charminar is one of the most popular landmark in Hyderabad. If you are going at Hyderabad, don't miss this exotic monument.

Pauline said...

Thanks all of you...I am busy packing luggage for my first visit to Hyderabad....I wont miss out on the biryani, pearls and the Charminar. Hey friends, my trip just got better as I got an offer ( http://tinyurl.com/n5lnku
)to avail luxury stay at bargain rates as low as INR 2400. Can't wait to reach Hyderabad!!

workhard said...

Its sad to see this monument not well maintained.. its falling appart..

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Swathi Manikireddy said...

Uh oh..! I missed the chance to see inside of Charminar during my trip to Hyderabad. I see out view only, recently i heard that we can go inside in the Charminar. Next time it will not be miss. And a very important thing to do before going to any attraction, please read that City Travel Guide. See more information about Tourist Places in India .

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