Charminar-- with Osmania biscuits and Irani Chai.
An must page of my every travel diary/visit.
Charminar-'Char' means 4 ,Minar means pillars...an age-old standing representation of Beautiful Hyderabad and Grandeur Nizam needs no Introduction.
The fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, built the Charminar in 1591 after shifting his capital from Golconda to the newly formed city of Hyderabad.
Unlike the minarets of Taj Mahal, Charminar's four fluted minarets are built into the main structure.
One of my previous travelogue has brief introduction of all the beautiful temples in and around Hyderabad. Link to the same : https://www.billiontrips.com/index.php/travel/hyderabad-view-its-rich-heritage-and-culture-form-temples-part-1
Charminar representing An tich heritage of Nizams dynasty and history behind it stands tall to representing blending of beautiful culture, tradition,grandeur of an entire region.
Being an native of Hyderabad, settled out of Hyderabad, I make an point to visit it for sure in every visit of mine.
The Charminar's long history includes the existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 425 years. While both historically and religiously significant, it is also known for its popular and busy local markets surrounding the structure.
The Market around Charminar, LadBazar , is always pompous with excitement and aura.Its an unique experience of the shopping around this monument.The festive look of entire Ramzan month is worth to be experienced.
The LadBazar has all articles and don't miss buying Bangles ,also known as Charminar bangles.,Pearl's.
Four arches to the north of Charminar are known as Char Kaman. These were built along with the Charminar in the 16th century
My summer trip would not be full without my 15mins drive to Charminar. And without Osmania biscuits with IraniChai.
Infact an article which I have read recently read, made me travel back in memories which says how Osmania biscuits gained paralle popularity as of Carminar , and travelled all overnot only to destinations but to poeples heart and generations together. Hyderabad known for osmania biscuits is worth to be tasted with Iranichai in local Cafe.
Nimrah Cafe, adjacent to Charminar for IraniChai and OsmaniaBiscuit, and takeovers from Karachi Bakery and Niloufer Brand is the one you could cherish always.