Charminar – Must See Place in Hyderabad

The Charminar is one of the must see places in Hyderabad.

We go there very frequently during our Photowalks in Hyderabad.  I never get tired of going and photographing the monument.

History:

The Charminar was constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.The fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built this after shifting his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad he built a big structure of Charminar.

This landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed as one of the the most recognized structures of India.The Charminar is situated close to the east bank of Musi river. To the west lies the Laad Bazaar, and southwest lies the richly ornamented granite Makkah Masjid.

It is also listed as an archaeological and architectural treasure on the official “List of Monuments” prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India.

The word Charminar is combination of char (which means four in Hindi) and minar, (means tower); the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches.

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Charminar in Rains

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Tips for Photographers:

The Charminar looks great in the mornings and in the evenings as well. In the morning you get to see the morning light. Also, you can spend some time at the Mecca masjid which bustles with activities.
In the evening, due to great artificial lighting, it looks good. Also, the Laad Bazaar glitters with the shops of the lac bangles.

Thank you for reading this post. Hope you liked spending time here. I will be back again with another interesting place.

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