Grandeur of rulers, glory of its past, glimpse of their enigmatic way of living, are still alive in the form of palaces like Chowmahalla Palace, a place worth visiting when on a Hyderabad tour.
The literal meaning of this place is “Four Palaces” with “Chow” means four in Urdu and “Mahalat” which is the plural of “Mahalel” meaning palaces. Chowmahalla palace is said to resemble Shah Palace of Tehran in Iran.
One can reach the palace by hiring a cab. Buses are also available frequently to Charminar which is situated approximately 750m from Chowmahalla palace. One can come by mmts and get down at dabirpura and then hire an auto to the palace.
Entry fee is 50 for adults and 50 for taking photos in mobile or still camera. Dslr, slr are not allowed.
Time to cover is 3-4 hours.
A huge water fountain in front of the palace, with artistically carved pillars is the first thing to offer a peek into the architectural excellence of this Chowmahalla palace.