Chowmahalla Palace
Chowmahalla Palace
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Charminar
Hyderabad’s most iconic architectural delight, Charminar is beyond just a popular monument. It’s the nucleus of the busiest and most vibrant lanes of the Old City studded with shops selling bangles and pearls. It can be too crowded and overwhelming, but to every tourist’s delight, the gems and hidden treasures in this neighbourhood are full of culturally rich stories. The best view of one of the city’s oldest mosques, Mecca Masjid is from the top of Charminar. It’s quite a usual sight of walking into a grey sea of pigeons with an aroma of meaty street food and melting dosas, as you are exploring the little pockets around this magnificent historic building. Walk along the streets that lead you to museums and palaces of the Nizams who ruled the city and soak up the old world charm in its truest character.
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OctOriental
Mumbai, India225 contributions
Nov 2022
Largely you get to walk throught the corridors only. The halls are mostly locked or cordoned off and you can try to peep in through the glass panes to see some old furniture. It's not a grand structure as historical palaces go. Items on display are mainly photos of the last Nizam barely a hundred years old, a lot of crockery (really!) left behind by the family when they left India and some classic vintage automobiles, including Rolls Royces.
Written 23 November 2022
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Global-Bhatakanti
Pune, India518 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Reviewed 11 Nov 2022
Chowmahalla Palace is now a restored monument of historical significance. Once it was one of the main residence of erstwhile king of Hyderabad, the Nijam. There is a small museum in the main palace (but if you have seen Salarjung Museum) you can skip this. The name stems from Chow (4) Mahal (palaces). The entry ticket is 50 for adults. There are toilets at the entrance.
Suggested Time to spend: 1 hour.
Can be covered as part of Hyderabad sightseeing day itinerary as: Salarjung Museum - Chowmahalla Palace - Charminar - Shopping.
Written 11 November 2022
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Daniela R
Ottawa, Canada20 contributions
Oct 2022
Lovely place to visit: interior of palace, as well as garden. Well labelled exhibits and artifacts well maintained. Worth buying the photo pass as there are many beautiful places and rooms to photograph.
Written 22 October 2022
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lkoraj
Lucknow District, India114 contributions
May 2022 • Family
A very big place like forte, needs maintenance also, historic building, time taking place, you will more enjoy if you takes interest in history. Otherwise a simple old building of hydrabad.
Written 23 June 2022
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rd07
Noida, India130 contributions
May 2022
I was recommended this palace by my driver, I had never visited this place despite being in Hyderabad many times. Its well preserved palace and kept pretty well. Its too hot to visit during day time as the whole palace is non airconditioned. you can walk to charminar from here or take an auto for 20 rupees.
Written 8 June 2022
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Karuna A
79 contributions
Dec 2021
Walking through a Nizam's home, looking for snippets of what it must truly have been like to live there. A glimpse from their perspective.
I remember my grandmother telling me stories of the Nizam & his wife, his children. This visit for me was so much nostalgia for her.

The place is beautiful. its like a museum of so many ages of their lives. The grounds, the mosaic the chandeliers.
Their Rolls Royce & other cars.
Definitely a nice place to see.
Written 23 February 2022
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Gurus49
Mumbai, India84 contributions
Feb 2022
The three palaces take you back in time. The staff is very courteous and helpful and compensate for the lack of wheelchair access.
Written 6 February 2022
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Milind Kshirsagar
Nagpur, India131 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Wonderful palace showcasing richness of Indian history. Vintage cars, armours, Darbar hall are really awesome. Get yourself clicked in the attire of Nizam.
Written 5 January 2022
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shekharlele
Mumbai188 contributions
Oct 2021
Chowmallah palace is in old city, and close to the much more famous Char Minar. It houses 4 palaces facing each other and boasts of amazing architecture. Unknown to many, it is under-rated and is a must visit. Pls be mindful that it is closed on Fridays and Id.
Written 24 December 2021
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Avirup Guha Roy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India75 contributions
Jan 2021
The actual Seat of Asaf Jahi Dynasty, this palace belongs to the Nizams & was the official Residence during their reign....Completed by Asaf ud-Dawlah in 1869, the Palace has absorbed Persian, Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani & European styles into its architecture... it is believed that the Palace has been modelled on the Shah of Iran's Palace in Tehran
Written 21 December 2021
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