We were quite refreshed after the fun filled thrilling trip to the Nehru Zoological park. The sight of beautiful birds and animals housed there refreshed us all. In the evening we headed for our next place of visit which was the iconic landmark of the city, Charminar. A trip to Hyderabad is incomplete without a visit to Charminar. The historical monument is located in one of the most busy areas of the city.
The monument is truly a n architectural marvel and a rare example of the beauty of Islamic style of architecture. The four minarets of the monument add dimensions to its beauty. We went to the upper floor of the minar which gives a full panoramic view of the city of Hyderabad. The stunning view of the Mecca Masjid on the opposite of the Charminar is a visual treat.
This structure is not just a monument but a crown of the city. Charminar area is very crowded as there are a large number of tourists who visit this place. There are numerous construction works happening near the Charminar area which gives it a very polluted and a dusty look. The shine of this beautiful structure truly seems to be evading in time.
We also took a stroll in the streets nearby the Charminar area. There are numerous shops and food stalls where one can enjoy the local street food and the iconic Hyderabadi biryani. Shopping experience in the stalls and nearby shops for semi precious stones and other handicraft items is also a good experience. The Bhagya Laxmi temple is located in front of the Charminar and is regarded as a very famous religious structure of the city.
Charminar is truly mesmerising. A trip to Hyderabad is incomplete without paying a vist to this place. There are many beautiful pictures which one can capture not only of the monument but also of the street shops and food stalls, the nearby mosques and temples too. After this visit to Charminar, we headed for our hotel. The next we decided to start our trip with a visit to the Salar Jung Museum.