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CharminarBuilt by Quli Qutub Shah, in 1591, Charminar is a splendid piece of architecture standing in the heart of the hyderabad city. This magnificent monument is the unique symbol of Hyderabad. Charminar is often called as "The Arc de triomphe of the East". It is considered as the legendary masterpiece of Qutub Shahi's.

Charminar derives its name from four intricately carved minarets. The four graceful minarets literally meaning 'Four Minars', soar to a height of 48.7m each, above the ground. It is located amidst the colourful shops of Lad Bazaar with its glittering traditional bangles in the old city. Enormous in its size, this imposing monument of India exudes a charm that is more than 400 years old

Mr Brown from Australia said “Char Minar is a beautifully masterpiece in India. I went to Hyderabad in the year 2005 and explored many facets of the place. But till date what I clearly remember is Char Minar.

My rickshaw went through narrow lanes of Hyderabad streets when I came face to face with Char Minar. Though a rickshaw ride was not that comfortable for me but for Char Minar it was worth. I would like to have a rickshaw ride again just for Char Minar.”

The Architectural Extravaganza
The Charminar was built by Qali Qutab Shah, keeping in mind the inadequacy of water and frequent epidemics of plague and cholera with four great roads fanning out in four cardinal directions.

The foundation is a 20X20 m square, while the four arches are 11m wide and rise 20m from the structure. The four-storied minarets, measuring 24m from the plinth rise 20m from the roof of the monument. A mosque in the western part is one of the best pieces of art.

The charminar, a representation Of Indo-Sarcenic Tradition, was built with granite and lime-mortar. 'Cazia' and Islamic style of architecture are blended in the monument. The graceful floral motif atop the Charminar is enchanting.

It offers an excellent panoramic view of the city and Golconda Fort, especially during the night. Charminar has become an inseparable part of modern Indian tourism hubs.

“ I quite liked the architecture of this place. Especially the architecture which was just phenomenal. I would love to capture its various poses of Char Minar detailing every minutest details.” added Mr Brown.

Charminar Not To Forget
Shopping in Lad Bazaar: Being one of the oldest Bazaar of Hyderabad, Lad Bazaar has now become an indispensible part of Hyderabad, India. You would love to roam around Lad Bazaar and shop intricate artifacts.

Look Beyond
Khilwat Complex : A well structured complex with lies in close promity to Lad Bazaar.

Nizamia Unani Hospital : Located very close to the Char Minar, Nizamia Unani Hospital is a well built hospital in serving the residents with Unani medicine.

Cherishable Memories
As a piece of history, Char Minar offers nothing but stories related to its existence. If you are amongst those who love architecture and designs , then a visit to Char minar is must.

“ Aaaaa as you said, I gathered nothing but memories, ample of them. Personally I feel it is one of the best places in Hyderabad.”Finished Mr Brown.

Travellers Factoid
Getting There
By Air : This south Indian city - Hyderabad is well connected with the major cities of India. Hyderabad links flights with Delhi, Port Blair, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad.
By Road :The Hyderabad is linked by a train to all the metro cities of India.
By Rail : The two cities are connected at a junctions of two important National Highways - NH 7 and NH 9
Where to Stay :Hyderabad Hotels

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