Charminar

Charminar is one of the prime attractions of the Pearl City and is a hugely popular landmark of the city. The architectural marvel has four pillars and hence the name Charminar. Each pillar is 20 feet high from the side. The monument is squarish in shape, measuring up to 24 metres from the top and 48.7 metres from the ground.

The four minarets have arches, which opens into a plaza and are separated in to four different storeys with balconies that circle them. The dome of the monument is equally splendid. There is a popular belief that the four pillars of Charminar are actually dedicated to the first four Khalifs of Islam.

With 149 hops of steps leading to the summit of the tower, Charminar is a glorious structure made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverised marble, weighing roughly 14000 tones. In the year 1889, the clock on the four cardinal directions was added. The mosque in this monument is placed in the western end of the roof whereas the remaining part of the roof catered to a court during the Qutb Sahi era.

The main gallery has 45 covered prayer spaces along with a large open space to accommodate more people in front for Friday prayers. A vazu/water cistern is also installed at the centre for ablution before offering prayers at the mosque.

# The beautiful Charminar can be visited between the timings of 6 am to 6 pm. You can also check out other tourist places in Hyderabad like Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Ramoji Film City among others. The opening timings for these places should be checked before you start for the place.

# The location of Charminar is the east bank of the River Musi near Laad Bazaar. The complete Charminar address is Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002. A few hotels near Charminar are Hotel Mina Grand, Hotel Rajdhani, Hotel Haveli Inn, Tara International.

<# The ticket price for Charminar for Indians, and SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 15. Foreign tourists are charged Rs 200 as an entry fee. A few things to do in Hyderabad are shopping for bangles in Laad Bazaar, spending an evening at Taj Falaknuma, indulge in rappelling at Bhongir Fort, sample haleem from Pista House.

<# You can now buy tickets for Charminar online from Yatra.com. Book tickets online to enter the most beautiful Indian monuments across the country with ease. The website has a list of museums and historical sites along with their ticket price and other details.


Did You Know?

* It is said that Charminar houses an underground tunnel connecting it to Golconda Fort constructed by the then royal house as an escape channel.

* If you look closely, you will find the design of a cat’s head carved on the eastern wall signifying the power cats hold over rats. Apparently the city was plagued by rats in 1591.

About Charminar

Charminar is one of the prime attractions of the Pearl City and is a hugely popular landmark of the city. The architectural marvel has four pillars and hence the name Charminar. Each pillar is 20 feet high from the side. The monument is squarish in shape, measuring up to 24 metres from the top and 48.7 metres from the ground.

The four minarets have arches, which opens into a plaza and are separated in to four different storeys with balconies that circle them. The dome of the monument is equally splendid. There is a popular belief that the four pillars of Charminar are actually dedicated to the first four Khalifs of Islam.

With 149 hops of steps leading to the summit of the tower, Charminar is a glorious structure made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverised marble, weighing roughly 14000 tones. In the year 1889, the clock on the four cardinal directions was added. The mosque in this monument is placed in the western end of the roof whereas the remaining part of the roof catered to a court during the Qutb Sahi era.

The main gallery has 45 covered prayer spaces along with a large open space to accommodate more people in front for Friday prayers. A vazu/water cistern is also installed at the centre for ablution before offering prayers at the mosque.

# The beautiful Charminar can be visited between the timings of 6 am to 6 pm. You can also check out other tourist places in Hyderabad like Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Ramoji Film City among others. The opening timings for these places should be checked before you start for the place.

# The location of Charminar is the east bank of the River Musi near Laad Bazaar. The complete Charminar address is Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002. A few hotels near Charminar are Hotel Mina Grand, Hotel Rajdhani, Hotel Haveli Inn, Tara International.

<# The ticket price for Charminar for Indians, and SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 15. Foreign tourists are charged Rs 200 as an entry fee. A few things to do in Hyderabad are shopping for bangles in Laad Bazaar, spending an evening at Taj Falaknuma, indulge in rappelling at Bhongir Fort, sample haleem from Pista House.

<# You can now buy tickets for Charminar online from Yatra.com. Book tickets online to enter the most beautiful Indian monuments across the country with ease. The website has a list of museums and historical sites along with their ticket price and other details.


Did You Know?

* It is said that Charminar houses an underground tunnel connecting it to Golconda Fort constructed by the then royal house as an escape channel.

* If you look closely, you will find the design of a cat’s head carved on the eastern wall signifying the power cats hold over rats. Apparently the city was plagued by rats in 1591.

Monument Information

Address

Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Hyderabad Deccan railway station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Mahatma Gandhi bus station, Hyderabad

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Summer : 30 °C - 45 °C

    Winter : 14 °C - 29 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : October to February

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Facilities Available

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax

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