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Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad

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Chowmahalla Palace Hyderabad

Chowmahalla Palace
  • Location - Old city, Walking distance from Charminar
  • Open 10-5, Friday closed.
  • Rs 60/- for adults, Camera Rs 50/-
  • Time reqd - 1-3hrs
  • A little shop is inside for food and tea/ soft drinks/ snacks
  • Toilet facility available

  • It is a palace of the Nizams. Built around 200 years ago, it is said to resemble The Shah Palace in Iran. The beautiful lawned gardens, the huge water fountain, and the artistically carved pillars are some of the impressible sights to observe in this 45 acred historic monument. The clock above the main gate to Chowmahalla Palace is affectionately called Khilwat Clock. It has been ticking away for around 251 years.Unfortunately I dont have a picture.... An expert family of clock winds the mechanical clock every week. There are total 4 mahals or palaces. 1st palace has collection of weapons, artifacts, furniture etc. Next palace has furniture sets. Last palace has collection of vintage cars.

    Vintage car and Buggee display is another major attraction.

    Glass chandeliers with different designs speaks a lot of the luxuriousness of Nizams lifestyle.

    The museum has an an interesting display of crockery, clothes, furniture, coins and currency notes, pictures of the era.

    Weapons are also displayed well.

    The Hand written Quran epithets has been restored, and some are inscribed in metal, and some in gold.

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