October 21, 2011


On the last day of our trip in hyderabad.I was copying our Tatkal Tickets to my pen drive from the laptop tasting the juicy Imartis.

"Akka,We are leaving back without seeing the charm of charminar.If i say this to my friends,they will laugh at me" my cousin reminded in a dull voice.

"Then Dont give that chance to Them" I winked at her.Our train was at 6.30 pm only,But we are in the outskirts of secunderabad. so we have to start early so that we can catch the train.I too don't want to miss the visit to the historical monument and the bangles sold out there.So We had a quick lunch and set out in an auto to charminar.

I clicked the market when our auto crossed the mozamjahi market,which looked like a mini fort.almost all buildings in the old city has a touch of Nizams Architecture.Mozam Jahi Market was constructed during the reign of the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It was named after his second son Mozam Jahi.Just opposite to this Stone structure is the KARACHI BAKERY very famous for its Osmania Biscuits.

After a long two hours journey,the charminar came into the picture.It is located in old city of hyderabad.

A monument that was built to commemorate the eradication of the plague by muhammad quli qutb shah,which stood as majestic tourist atrraction till date.

This place is always crowdy with loads of people.we have seen three to four police jeeps patrolling around the monument,watching eveyone keenly for the security purpose.

Charminar is a beautiful square monument with highly pointed minarets.It derives its name (Char - four and Minar - spire/ tower) from these four gracefully carved flute minarets.

Charminar is one of the finest example of the nizams architecture.Delicately carved minarets we can go inside the giants arches which led to four royal roads.Each of the four arches has a artistically inbuilt clock in it.

This is the Security office inside the charminar.

There is a beautiful fountain inside the charminar to welcome the visitors.

The roof of the charminar is quite intricate and Awesome.

A look from the top storey of the charminar.

Vendors were selling goods outside the monument.I purchased a jade necklace sets for my darling niece and vana.The thriving market around the charminar is crowded with shops,which sells the Pearls and exquisite glass bangles in vivid colours with intricate work on it.Every girl wish to decorate her hands with this Bangles.I bought bangles from chudi Bazaar for everyone at home...

The monument overlooks another beautiful mosque called Mecca or makkah masjid.

After our Bangle shopping we hurried back home to pick aunt and to catch the train in time.It was a another memorable trip.


Saru Singhal said...

Lovely shots and thanks for sharing!


Rajaa said...

It is really nice to read ur sharing & travel trip info's with photos...Goood!

Prabhavathi said...

@ Saru & Rajaa:
Thank u

Shahid | Charminar said...

This is really beautiful architecture.