The Charminar Precinct walk

Hyderabad

Hyderabad’s claim to fame, the Charminar was built in 1591 as a mosque. The monument and its surrounds are synonymous with Hyderabad and are famous around the world. Walking in the vicinity, one can explore the major monuments in the precinct and get a glimpse into the life and times of Hyderabad from the Qutb Shahi period to the Nizams and beyond.

Pricing:  INR 2,270 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Hyderabad’s claim to fame, the Charminar was built in 1591 as a mosque. The monument and its surrounds are synonymous with Hyderabad and are famous around the world. Walking in the vicinity, one can explore the major monuments in the precinct and get a glimpse into the life and times of Hyderabad from the Qutb Shahi period to the Nizams and beyond.

During the Tour:
• View the Charminar and the surrounding Mecca Masjid in all their glory. These monuments are Hyderabad’s shining stars and showcase a glorious historical account of the city.
• Lad Bazaar, Metal market, Meat market and the Birds market are some of the famed bazaars, which you can explore while we walk around to view street life.
• While walking through the busy streets, you also see Hyderabad's everyday life, including food stalls and famous traditional crafts such as zardosi workshops, lac bangle workshops, etc.
• See the monuments that lend an old world charm to the city – the Shahi Jilu Khana, Mehboob Chowk Clocktower, Homeopathy hospital, Chowk mosque, Abdarkhana, Asman Jah deodi, Khurshid Jah deodi and Iqbal-ud-daulah deodi are India’s heritage.
• Spend 45 minutes at the Chowmahalla Palace museum.

Duration of the Tour: 3 hours

TOUR STYLE: Heritage

MEETING POINT: at Govt. Nizamia Hospital (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: at Chowmahalla Palace

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 3 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day except Friday’s at 10AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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