Grandeur of Nizams and their luxury way of living you can still feel in Chowmahalla Palace.
Then we visited the Chowmahalla Palace, which means four palaces together (Afzal Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal and Aftab Mahal) It was the Palace of Nizams of Hyderabad. I liked the palace’s grand Khilwat (Darbar hall) which has eye sparkling 19 belgian crystal Chandeliers that too pure white shining constantly.The whole Palace has Southern, Northern Courtyard which has various Persian elements with ornate stucco work.Centre of attraction here lies for the collection of vintage cars like Rolls Royce which were once used by Nizams.
We ate the famous Hyderabad biriyani from the famous restaurant located there which has also dined many celebrities including Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil dev and many more. Then we forged on to the well known Chowmahalla palace. It is well know for its articulation of antiques and historical installments. The palace is never boring instead more than interesting since it not only concentrates on one artifacts. It includes the ancient language scripts, the culinary and weapons of times, the religious and spiritual transcripts and museum of vintage cars and photographs and drawings and much more. There is also installation of different chandeliers in the palace and statues. In short, if you visit Hyderabad you should visit Chowmahalla palace.
Chowmahalla Palace is about magnificent palace situated in the Old City of Hyderabad, around few minutes drive from Charminar. It was a palace of Nizams in Hyderabad, which has been converted into museum open for public. The palace was awarded Asia Pacific Merit Award by UNESCO in 2010. The palace is divided into Southern and Northern Courtyard, housing the famous arms and ammunition of Nizam era. The palace also has a collection of vintage cars used by the Nizams. The palace is a nice heritage walk for photographers.
Literally meaning ‘Four Palaces’, the Chowmahalla Palace was built in the 19th-century and served as the residence of the Nizams of the princely state of Hyderabad. It is split up into two courtyards – southern courtyard that houses four palaces built in the neo-classical architectural style, and the northern courtyard that features a huge corridor of rooms (Bara Imam), along with pool and fountain in the center. The major highlight of the palace is the majestic Durbar Hall, also called Khilwat Mubarak. It was here that all the symbolic and religious events and ceremonies were held. Visitors can explore both courtyards, Durbar Hall, and discover the amalgam of architectural styles, from Mughal to Persian that are entwined in the design of the building. You can visit the palace every day, except Friday and national holidays; from 10 am to 5 pm.