Charminar » Hyderabad » Andhra Pradesh


Charminar has very attractive spot in Hyderabad city at Andhra Pradesh state in India country. Charminar is constructed in Islamic architecture style. Hyderabad is grand and majestic centerpiece in South India. This monument has great importance and social significance for different ways.

Meaning of Charminar

The monument is square structure with four beautiful towers. In English language Charminar mean four towers, the side measure 20 meters each, and its minarets height is 48.7 meters from land part. Each minaret is four storeyed, today it is known as Makkah Masjid. Charminar is considered very famous and attractive landmark in Hyderabad.

History of Charminar

Charminar was built in the year 1591 AD by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, capital of the king was Golkunda that is today Hyderabad. The king was fifth ruler of the Qubt Shahi Dynasty. The Charminar is situated on the bank of Musi River. The Charminar was built of the memorial of elimination for a plague that was outbreak in the city.

How to reach Charminar?

You can visit here through air and train; nearest airport is the Begumpet that is only 15 km away the Hyderabad. If you will come across the India by air maximum time will 2.30 hours.

By rail nearest railway station is Begumpet station, where good connectivity of train to all over India.

Charminar Timings: 9:00 AM to 5.00 PM

Charminar Entry Fees:
For India Rs 5
Foreign Rs 100