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Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
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The Charm of Charminar

Some structures are simply iconic. The Taj Mahal in Agra. The Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Statue of Liberty in New York City. And in Hyderabad? The Charminar! Built in 1591 by the founder of the city, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, Charminar was built as a charm to defend the city against a deadly epidemic. The icon showcases four minarets that soar to a height of almost 50 meters above the ground. Charminar also features a mosque and 45 prayer spaces, and is beautifully illuminated in the evenings.

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Strolling around the Charminar

The four charming minaret towers of the Charminar have made it an easily recognizable structure globally. The hub of the old city, the Charminar area represents all that is secular about Hyderabad, having a temple as well as mosque in very close proximity.

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