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“Nice atmosphere”
Review of Charminar

Charminar
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Half-Day Tour of Hyderabad's Old City
Aalst, Belgium
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“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

The real Hyderabad is there. Nice location. The Charminar itself is nice to visit and has some nice stories, however, it is not as if it is very spectacular or has a particular religious atmosphere. You need to go for the Charminar if you want to visit both the building + the (islamic) neighberhood. There are also palaces around that are visit worthy.

Visited March 2012
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Turin, Italy
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97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“History”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

A nice romatic place. A bit decadent as many things in India

Visited November 2011
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New Delhi, India
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“A crowded but nice place.”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

This place gives you a complete buzz of old Hyderabad. With jampacked streets and abundant street side vendors, you hardly get any place to walk comfortably. The monument in itself is not much, it is infact the nearby market that makes it special.

The choice of visiting this place should be made solely on your taste. If you want to experience the proper feel of old city, this place is for you. However, if roaming around in crowded streets, with people following you, insisting to buy things, is not your taste; you should probably avoid this place.
The pearls sold in this market are mostly fake and caution should be taken if you decide to purchase pearls from here. The food from some places over here is exceptional. And if you want to try traditional mughlai food, I would suggest Shadab resturant. I found their non-veg food very good.
All in all, if you do visit hyderabad, it is a place worth seeing. But only go there if it suits your choice of places.

Visited February 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
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“Buzz”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Loved the buzz and especially enjoyed shopping at the bangle bazaar

Visited February 2012
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46 reviews
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“old town central”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

If you want to see what original hyderabad is like, this is the place. Yes the locals will try and sell you stuff but the sights, sounds and smells of authentic old school india abound. the site itself is ok but as a central point for a mooch it was great.

Visited June 2012
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