Friday, 26 July 2013


By Raj Thakkar  |  05:50 15 comments

           After a long time I come back with beautiful post on History of Charminar. Here in I will tell you historical importance of charminar as well as why it is famous in Hyderabad. Let us start with Where Charminar is located?


Khilwat, Charminar  Hyderabad, AP 500082

Andhra pradesh



         Char minar is most famous Historical place of Hyderabad and Andhra pradesh.  We can say there is equal importance of Charminar  as Taj mahal in agra and eiffel tower in paris. Even Charminar is included in top 10 historical places of India. It's English name is a translation of two words "char" and "minar" which is four towers. Now Let us talk about Some History of Char minar.

charminar in hyderabad

         First let me tell you that who built charminar and when?  the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built the Charminar in1591 century. After Shifting His capital from golkunda to Hyderabad He built this awesome structure of charminar. Because of charminar this landmark became a global icon of Hyderabad . 

charminar night view

        Charminar is constructed in Islamic architecture. We can say that it is a signature of Islamic architecture. pulverised marble, limestone, mortar and  granite are used in structure of Charminar. It has a square structure of 20 * 20 meter size. Charminar contains four arches each of them opens in four streets. And because of these four grand arches it is named charminar. If you want to reach to upper floor then there are 149 winding steps for reach to upper floor.

      So friends this is the history of charminar. There are too many places to see around the charminar. Believe me if you visit this place once in your life then you can never forget this historical place.

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Author: Raj Thakkar

Raj Thakkar is a Blogger (By Choice) from Bhuj.He has completed his B.Tech. CE from Ganpat University.


  1. Nice post on Char Minar. I found one typo error on your blog. "We can say there is equal importance of Charminar as Taj mahal in agra and eiffel tower in parries"
    Can you please just edit spelling of Parries into "Paris". I think it happened by mistake.

    Thank you.

    1. Hello Rajal,
      Thanks for your feedback. I have corrected the spelling.

  2. Replies
    1. Hello pravaeen,
      Thanks for reading the article and commenting over here.

  3. Each minerat was to symbolize the 4 main religions in the area. You should include this information.

    1. Hello Mahnaz,
      Thanks for adding content in this post through comment.

  4. HI Raj Thakkar,
    This is a really great information and very helpful to know history of charminar


  5. awesome article! i would love to read more��

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks for reading this article Simran Longwani


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