Share |

Home
| About Us | Testimonials | India Travel Tips | Our Expertise | Disclaimer | Contact Us | Enquiry Form   

Prudent Networks Tours & Travel agency
Prudent Networks Prudent Networks
 
Rajasthan Tour Packages

Rajasthan Tour Packages

Incredible Tourism India...
Kerala Tours Packages

Kerala Tours Packages

Kerala, God's Own Country...
South India Tours

South India Tours

Place of Temples...
Taj Mahal Tourism

Taj Mahal Tourism

Symbol of Love...
Luxury Tours India

Luxury Tours India

Enjoy Your Stay in India...
Wildlife Tours in India

Wildlife Tours in India

Find Flora & Fauna of India...
Luxury Trains in India

Luxury Trains in India

Royal Coaches of Maharajas...
Honeymoon Tours

Honeymoon Tours

Romantic Experience of Life...
Monuments in India

Monuments in India

Taj Mahal Seven Wonder...
Luxury Hotels In India

Luxury Hotels In India

Enjoy Luxury Stay in India...
Our Expertise Tour Packages
Tours to India
Luxury Tours
(19 Nights/20 Days)
 
Tours to India
Adventure Tours
(09 Nights/08 Days)
 
Tours to India
India Wildlife Tours
(15 Nights/16 Days)
 
Tours to India
Rajasthan Tours
(13 Nights/14 Days)
 
Tours to India
Luxury Train Tours
 
Tours to India
South India Tours
(20 Nights/21 Days)
 
Tours to India
Pilgrimage Tours
(10 Nights/11 Days)
 
Tours to India
Tours Around India
 
Tours to India
Culture Tours India
(20 Nights/21 Days)
 
Tours to India
Kerala Tours
(07 Nights/08 Days)
 
Tours to India
Heritage Tours
(18 Nights/19 Days)
 
Tours to India
Golden Triangle Tours
(04 Nights/05 Days)
 
  More...

>> Most Famous Travel Cities

Delhi Agra
Tours to India Delhi     Tours to India Agra
Jaipur Udaipur
Tours to India Jaipur    Tours to India Udaipur


Family Vacations
Home » Monuments in India » Charminar, Hyderabad

Charminar, Hyderabad

Charminar, Hyderabad Charminar, Hyderabad
Share |

The Charminar in Hyderabad, at the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, is a massive arch built by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah, in 1591 to commemorate the end of the plague in the city. The symbol of the city, the Charminar, is an impressive square monument with four minarets. The arch is illuminated daily in the evening, an unforgettable sight indeed.

The city of Hyderabad, with its delightful blend of the ancient and the modern, presents to the onlooker an interesting skyline with modern buildings standing shoulder to shoulder with fascinating 400 year old edifices.

It boasts of some fine examples of Qutab Shahi architecture - the Jami Masjid, the Mecca Masjid, Toli Masjid, and of course, the impressive symbol of Hyderabad, the Charminar.

A magnificent edifice, it epitomises Hyderabad and marks its 400 years of history. Built by ruler Quli Qutb Shah it stands 180ft. tall, the four minarets soar to height of 48.7Mts. each above the ground. Within are 45 prayers spaces and a mosque. It is being pedestrianised for better access as well as safety of the monument. Must See!

A proud sentinel in the heart of the Old City, this magnificent monument built by Quli Qutub Shah, is the unique symbol of Hyderabad. It was built in 1591 by Quli Qutb Shah. to commemorate the end of the plague that had ravaged Hyderabad, The four graceful minarets from which 'Charminar' derives its name, literally meaning 'Four Minars' soar to a height of 48.7 Mts. each, above the ground.

Charminar, a splendid piece of architecture standing in the heart of the hyderabad city built by Quli Qutub Shah, in 1591. This magnificent monument is the unique symbol of Hyderabad. Charminar is often called as "The Arc de triomphe of the East". It is considered as the legendary masterpiece of Qutub Shahi's.

Charminar derives its name from four intricately carved minarets, The four graceful minarets literally meaning 'Four Minars', soar to a height of 48.7m each, above the ground. It is located amidst the colourful shops of Lad Bazaar with its glittering traditional bangles in the old city. Enormous in its size, this imposing monument of India exudes a charm that is more than 400 years old

The history of Hyderabad begins with the establishment of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Owing to the inadequacy of water and frequent epidemics of plague and cholera Quli Qutub Shah established the new city with the Charminar at its centre with four great roads fanning out in four cardinal directions.

The plan is a square, each side 20m long, while the four arches are 11m wide and rise 20m from the plinth. The four-storeyed minarets rise 20m from the roof of the massive monument and measure 24m from the plinth. The western section of the roof contains a mosque, ranking among the finest the gifted Qutub Shahi artisans ever built.

There are 45 prayer spaces with a large open space in front to accommodate more for Friday prayers. To the east of this space is a lovely verandah with a large open arch in the centre, flanked by smaller ones on both sides.

The Charminar was built with gHeritagete and lime-mortar. It is a blend of 'Cazia' and Islamic style of architecture. The intertwined arches and domes are examples of typical Islamic style of the architecture. The graceful floral motif atop the Charminar is enchanting. The Charminar depicts the Indo-Saracenic tradition - a symbiosis of the Hindu and the Muslim traditions, which has woven the magic of a rich Deccan culture. The Charminar looks spectacular particularly in the nights when it is illuminated.

It offers an excellent panoramic view of the city and Golconda Fort, which makes the mind go back into time and recapitulates the past glory of Hyderabad during the Qutub Shahi times. Charminar has become an inseparable part of the history of Hyderabad.

Prudent Networks offers online reservation for Ajanta Ellora Caves, Aurangabad India. For details please fill up the Enquiry Form provided below.

Testimonials

Monuments of India Monuments of India Monuments of India
India is a land rich in monumental
heritage. The monuments of India
not only showcase the breathtaking architec...
Tours to India Taj Mahal Agra
Tours to India Red Fort Delhi More...
Taj Mahal Agra
Surf India by Theme
Tours to India Honeymoon Tour Packages
Tours to India Cultural Tour Packages
Tours to India Adventure Tour Packages
Tours to India Yoga, Ayurveda & Spa Tours
Tours to India Luxury Train Tours India
Tours to India Religious & Spiritual Tours
Tours to India Beaches Tour Packages
Tours to India Wildlife Safari Tours
Tours to India Buddhist Tour Packages
  More...

Call Me

Quick Booking Form
Name

Country

Phone

Email

How can we help?


Enter the Code Shown Above

Travel Tools
  • Distance Calculator
  • Weather Update
  • Currency Converter
  • Railway Timetable
  • Airlines Timetable
  •  
    - We are very pleased with the tour we did with your
    company. - Myriam

    - All the hotels have been highly satisfactory -
    A.P.M Ferlin Jayatissu
    Clients Testimonials
    ABOUT PRUDENT
    Home
    About Us
    Testimonials
    India Travel Tips
    Our Expertise
    Disclaimer
    Sitemap
    XML Sitemap
    Our Network Sites
    Contact Us
    Enquiry Form
    PRUDENT SERVICES
    India Tour Packages
    Most Famous Travel Cities
    Luxury Hotels in India
    Our Expertise Tour Packages
    Monuments in India
    Surf India by Theme
    CONTACT US   
    Prudent Holidays
    516, 5TH FLOOR, ANSAL MAJESTIC TOWER,
    G BLOCK, VIKASPURI, NEW DELHI - 110018
    Tel: +91-11- 45586840
    24 x 7 Contact Numbers: +91- 8860123444 / 9911104832 / 8506003335
    E-Mail: info@prudentholidays.com
     
    Sign up E-Newsletter Spam-Free Zone
     
     
    Blog WORDPRESS FACEBOOK TWITTER ORKUT MYSPACE LINKEDIN IDENTI FRIENDFEED
        
    Copyright 2010 Prudent Networks. All rights reserved.
             
    Testimonials