Sunday, 3 April 2016

CHARMINAR - HYDERABAD

Charminar is Global Icon of Hyderabad.  Those whoever think of Hyderabad  , Charminar comes to mind. The Chariminar is famous for its architecture , Minarates , Unique Structure .Charminar is great attraction , none of the tourists who come to see Hyderabd miss Charminar.
Char means Four,  Minar means Tower which means four Towers.

HISTORY :The construction of Charminar was completed in the year 1592, Qutib shah started the construction  in the year 1589.There are various theories about the reason for build arminandr, One of them being,at that time plague was wide spread, Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah prayed for the end of plague that was ravaging city  and vowed to build a Mosque at the very place.There is folklore among the locals that Qutb Shah constructed on the very spot  where first he saw Bagmati.

STRUCTURE & ARCHITECTURE:
The incredible four Minarets of Charminar gives its Glory.
Each tower is visible outside of the four stories , which is marked by carved 149 flights of stairs to climb to the top floor to get.
The structure is made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverised marble.
The Charminar is a square structure , four sides 20 meterslong with , Four Grand Arches open into Four streets . The minarate stands 56 meters high with double bolcony. All four fluted minarets are built into the main structure.There are 149 steps(winding) to reach top floor.
There are fort five prayer places in Charminar  which are visited on fridays., Small prayer Hall is on the Top Floor. The monument with its four arches was so proportionately planned that when the fort was opened one could catch glimpse of the bustling Hyderabad City. as these charminar arches were facincg the most active ancestral streets.
HYDERABAD BANGLES &PEARELS
A thriving market exists around Charminar : Laad bazaar is known for its jewellery , especially exquisite Bangles , and a  Pather Gatti which is famous for pearls. It its hey day the market has heavy churnout. Chudi Bazaar is always buzzing with activity where cheapest to costliest Bangles with innumerable designs are available. Markets starts from 11.00 AM to 11.30PM.
On her visit to Hyderabad ,Cine Actress, Deepika Padukone recollects her school excursion to Hyderabad and purchasing the bangles with crystal stones in Chudi Bazaar at Charminar.
There is entry fees  for Charminar entry. 
There is entry fees of Rs. 5/- for Indians and Rs.100/- for foreigners. Photographing is allowed at cost as applicable as per the rates prevailing,