India is a country that is known across the world for its rich history, colourful festivals, magnificent edifices and bustling shopping streets. This historical legacy of the nation is showcased by numerous edifices, which are dotted across the country. A number of travellers opine that a holiday to India is incomplete without a visit to grand buildings like City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, and Taj Mahal and Agra Fort of Agra. Similar architectures can be found in southern states of the country as well. One such building is Charminar, which is located in one of the most sought-after tourist destinations of South India – Hyderabad.
Charminar – among the iconic buildings of the nation – was established in AD 1591 by one of the prominent rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. This marvellous building has been constructed in a square shape with granite, mortar, limestone and pulverised marble, and has four arches. Besides its four beautiful minarets, this complex features almost 150 winding steps. During the Qutb Shahi dynasty, a part of the roof was dedicated to a mosque situated in the western side while the remaining area was utilised as a court. Charminar is situated at an approximate distance of 20 kilometres from the nearest airport, and tourists can opt for local means of transport to reach here after de-boarding their flights.
Hyderabad is frequented throughout the year and favourable time to explore the region is considered to be the months from October to March. Visitors who are planning a trip to southern part of the country can opt for South India tour packages. These packages are beneficial for people as they are all inclusive of accommodation, transportation and meal facility along with a scheduled itinerary, thus, making the journey more convenient.