Charminar - The heart of Hyderabad




When I say Hyerabad, what’s the first that comes on your mind???

If you got Charminar…..Then you are absolutely right.

The heart of Hyderabad, Charminar. You cannot claim to have visited Hyderabad, if you haven’t visited Charminar.


Char-Minar means, four towers. It is a beautiful structure representing the Indo-western architecture. Standing tall at a height of 56 meters, can be seen from very far away. The structure and the surroundings are so intelligently planned.

On the top floor there is one small mosque. The Charminar has 3 major roads connecting to it. The perpendicular road is called Laad bazar, a paradise for bling lovers, it consists of shops selling stone bangles and some other confectionaries. The front road is the main road connecting Charminar to the city, the entire road is full of shops and showrooms selling beautiful dresses, sarees, attars, footwear etc. You can buy many souvenirs from there. Third road is behind the charminar, which is not so popular yet it has got many shops selling almost similar products.

So let’s start our travel tale***************** 

I donno how many times we have visited Charminar, however, every time I feel equally excited.

Last time during the month of Ramzan we visited Night bazaar. We started on bikes at around 8 pm from home and it took about 30 mins for us to reach the place. We managed to find a paid parking place very close to Charminar on the Laad bazar road. The entire place was beautifully decorated, all the shops were loaded with extra stuff. However, we decided to have tea first. So we went behind Charminar and got our hot cup of tea from Nimra cafe. 

After finishing our tea we started our journey. We bought bangles, stone studded bags, footwear and my absolute favorite 'Attar'. The entire place was beautifully decorated and we were amused by the energy of the sellers. 

Around 10pm we had Hyderabadi Chicken Kachi Biryani for dinner and we continued our expedition. We went to check many local stalls and bought small cute hair clips, earrings etc. Around 12.30 am we went to enjoy 'Patthar ka gosht' yet another Hyderabad speciality along with 'Seekh kababs'. We roamed around the place till 3 am eating, clicking pictures and looking around the place and then went back to home. We reached home at around 4 am and finally collapsed on beds.

About Charminar:

Charminar is shopping hub for all the ladies. It is difficult to find a parking place near Charminar, hence it is advised to either commute on bikes or go for public transportation.

If you want to see the actual glamour of Charminar, then visit this place in the month of Ramzan.

‘Poora saal ek taraf aur ramzan ka mahina ek taraf’

The glory of ramzan can be seen whole night. The extraordinary decors and people in full swing, that’s the best Charminar you can ever experience.


History of Charminar:

Charminar was built in the year 1591 by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in the honour of his wife Bhagmati.

All the trades were carried out in and around Charminar since ages and there are still families who are running their family businesses since many generations.

Entry Fee :

Adult - Rs 5/- for Indians
          - Rs 100/- for Foreign Tourists

Timings :

Everyday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Address : 

Telephone Exchange, Pathergatti RdHyderabadTelangana500002India

Photo Gallery : 



Location :

Map from Secunderabad Railway station



Map from Airport


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