A Standing Beauty: Charminar.

Charminar, the heart of Hyderabad & the identity of Hydrabadis.

Do you agree with the above statement? Well, I do. ‘Char’ meaning four and ‘Minar‘ meaning tower, built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah.Charminar is equivalent to the likes of The Taj Mahal in Agra and Eiffel Tower in Paris. It’s also one of the most searched historical monument in the world.

Thousands of tourists from India and foreign countries visit this historical monument daily. One place which clicks with everyone if mention Hyderabad.

We have been seeing this tower of pride from childhood. We grew up buying bangles from Laad Bazar (behind the Charminar).The glittering starry nightfall between 7-9 pm invites people toward them to get lost in the beauty of old city.

You must have visited Old city during Ramzan. If not, mark it for next year. When I went this year with my friends I was awestruck by the architecture of Charminar and how huge it is from inside. The nightlife during the ramazan time makes you to never leave the place ever. The street vendors were selling the Itar (fragranced perfume) at the cheapest price, which obviously you are not going to find anywhere else. The colourful bangle shop offers you varieties and plenties of chudis, which will make our job difficult to select any one or two of them. If you are foody (who is not?) then you can feed yourself at the nearest restaurants which not only offer biryani, but other food items as well. Even if you are a vegetarian or on diet.

Charminar, the love of Hyderabad never fails to impress us no matter how many times we visit the epitome of beautiful structured monument.

Basic Guide:
Visit timing- 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (all days).
Entry fee- Rs.5 for Indian nationals/ Rs.100 for Foreign nationals.

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