Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My visit to the Palace

Last week I wasn't feeling like going to the regular Malls & shopping places, so I decided to go historic places for a change & visited the ChowMahalla palace. I had a nice time checking out our very own Hyderabadi heritage.
Hyderabad is a city with a history that reads like a love story and a past that sounds like a fairy tale. The rule of the Nizams fill pages and pages of this history with a legendary patronage of arts, architecture and science.

Testimony to this sensitivity are the many exquisite monuments of Hyderabad.

One monument that in its intrinsic grandeur still exudes the power of yore is the Chowmahalla Palace. (Chow means four. And Mahal means Palace. Chow-Mahalla therefore means four palaces)
Extending from the Laad Bazaar on the north to the Aspan Chowk Road on the south, the palace originally covered 45 acres but regretably only 12 acres remain.

Once regarded as the center of Hyderabad, the magnificent Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty where the Nizams entertained their official guests and royal visitors. Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its unique style and elegance.A synthesis of many architectural styles and influences, the Palace Complex has been meticulously restored.

So here a few pictures of the famous ChowMahalla palace. 


  1. wow !! beautiful palace . . :) wud luv to stay in such a place hehehehe

  2. Hee Hee Rids, me too! We should start searching for somebody like Prince William :D

  3. lovely ...esp where the clothes are hanging..drool!!

  4. Yeah Dr.Shivani, There were sarees too that were drool worthy :)

  5. Sumitha, there were so many I couldn't take all the pictures :))


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