Charminar, meaning ‘four pillars’, is the jewel of Hyderabad. It is built by the fifth ruler of Qutb Shahi Dynasty, Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 AD. Anybody visiting Hyderabad will (should) make it a point to catch this elegant monument first.
It is believed that the king had vowed to build a mosque on the site he prayed if the plague that had hit the city be eradicated. When god answered his prayers, he got constructed a beautiful monument that is standing tall ever since.
Rs. 5 (Indians) and Rs. 100 (Foreigners).
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM.
1 - 2 Hours.
Telephone Exchange, Pathergatti Road, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.