• 4.5

    Location: Charminar Rd, Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India.

    Visiting Time: 1-2 hours.



    Located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, The Charminar (lit. ’four minarets’) is a monument which is constructed in 1591. As a symbol of Hyderabad and is listed among the most recognized structures in India, the landmark has become known globally. As the Emblem of Telangana name=Symbol “Kakatiya arch, Charminar in Telangana state logo”, it has also been officially incorporated.





    To nurse as a mosque and madrasa, the structure itself was meant. Incorporating Persian architectural elements, it is of Indo-Islamic architecture style. At Dabirpura/Nagaboli graveyard before the actual construction, a sample of Charminar is said to have been created. Also known by the same name, the area surrounding Charminar attracts tourists also and falls under the Charminar constituency.



    After shifting his capital from Golkonda to the newly formed city of Hyderabad, in 1591, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, built the Charminar. The existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 425 years is also included in the long history of Charminar.  It is also known for its popular and busy local markets surrounding the structure, both historically and religiously significant, and has become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Hyderabad. As Charminar is adjacent to the main mosque of the city Makkah Masjid across the road, it is also a site of numerous festival celebrations, such as Eid-ul-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.

    Inside/Outside Views


    At the intersection of the historical trade route, the Charminar was constructed that connects the city to international markets through the port city of Machilipatnam.  As its centerpiece, the Old City of Hyderabad was designed with Charminar. In four different quadrants and chambers, the city was spread around the Charminar, segregated according to the established settlements. Constructed in the cardinal direction, towards the north of Charminar is the Char Kaman or four gateways.  To promote the city plan, additional famed architects from Persia were also invited.

    Opening Hours

    Saturday         9 AM–5:30 PM

    Sunday            9 AM–5:30 PM

    Monday           9 AM–5:30 PM

    Tuesday           9 AM–5:30 PM

    Wednesday     9 AM–5:30 PM

    Thursday         9 AM–5:30 PM

    Friday              9 AM–12:30 PM    and    2 PM–5:30 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

     A ticket price to visit Charminar is needed to be paid. The ticket cost is INR 20 per person, for Indian tourists, SAARC nationals, and tourists from BIMSTEC. Charminar’s ticket price is INR 250 per person, for other foreign tourists.

    How to Reach

    By Air: From Charminar, Hyderabad Airport is situated at about a distance of 20 km which takes 48 minutes to reach if you take a cab from the airport. Also, To take you to the monument, many APSRTC buses are available there outside the airport.

    By Rail: Nampally railway station is the closest railway station to Charminar. It takes about 21 minutes to travel time with a distance of 6km.  To reach Charminar from the railway station, you can book an Uber or Ola or take a local taxi or auto.

    By Road: To commute in the city, auto-rickshaws are available readily in Hyderabad and are also the most economical way. To reach the monument, you can take an auto from anywhere near Charminar.

    Tips for Travellers

    As it is a kind of religious place, be decent. Don’t harm any structures there. Don’t make any kind of noise that may disturb other visitors.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the place is absolutely safe to visit.

    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed here.

    Que: When was Charminar built? 

    Ans: In 1591.

    Que: Who built Charminar?

    Ans: Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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