Char Minar - The most famous monument in Hyderabad
Famous Monument with typical Islamic Architecture
Char Minar is located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, and was built by Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1591. This 400 years old famous monument reflects the perfect Muslim culture.
It is often called as 'The Arc de triomphe of the East', and is considered as the legendary masterpiece of Qutub Shahi's. Char Minar is made of granite, lime crushed marble and mortar, and is one of the major tourist attractions of Hyderabad. Char Minar has been built on a square platform which has four minarets, literally meaning 'Four Minars', soar to a height of 48.7m each, above the ground.
Each Minar comprises of a number of arches and domes that highlights the typical Islamic architecture. There are spiral staircases of 149 steps which ascend to balconies from where one can enjoy a great view of the city and Golconda Fort. Moreover, the Char Minar is encircled by markets and beautiful places.
Timings to visit Char Minar
The Char Minar is open on all days, except Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM. Though, one can enjoy the view of Char Minar at any time as it is located on the middle of the road.
How to reach Char Minar
Char Minar is very well connected with the Hyderabad railway station, which is at a distance of just 7 Kms. The nearest International airport is at a distance of around 20 Kms.
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