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Chowmahalla Palace

The official residence of the Nizams while they were the authority of the state, this ws a prominent seat of the famous Asaf Jahi Dyansty. The palace in the local language is called as the Chowmallattuu Palace. The construction began in the year 1750 by Nizam Salabhat Jung and was finally completed in the year 1864- 69 by Nizam Afzar- Ud Dawla Bahadur. Stretching from the Laad Bazar to the Aspan Chowk, the palace is a replica of the Shah's Palace in Teheran of Italy. The palace in spite of being so old has held on nicely to its former beauty and glory and is ageing with absolute grace. The detailing of the architecture and designs is fantastic. Apart from the beautoful lawns and and gardens the Tehniyat Mahal, Afzal, Mehtab and Aftab Mahals are very popular attractions in here.
nidhantrika
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.
Anila Kopparapu
Sushma Neeraj
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.
Ananiah Blessing
Literally translating to Four Palaces, Chowmahalla Palace was constructed over 200 years ago. Unique in style and grandeur, the palace is made up of 2 vast courtyards, a grand Darbar Hall and well maintained gardens with fountains. The palace is located within a walking distance from Charminar and is now home to the museum about the heritage of the Nizams and their story.
MissHotelReviewer
Chowmala Palace is also a museum which consists of ancient items similar to the Salar Jung museum.