Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India

Charminar, which literally translates to “four towers,” is a really important Islamic monument for Hyderabad and an extremely popular tourist destination. At the top of the building, you’re exposed to a panoramic view of the city with pedestrians, autorickshaws, and vehicles bustling through the crowded bazaars while hawkers weave in and out of the traffic lines. The view during the early evening hours at sunset is remarkable and the best! The glittering lights of the city illuminate the Hyderabad skyline and offer a whole different dimension to your experience. Even the intricate carvings on the interior seem to come to life at dusk.

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The Four Towers of Hyderabad

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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