Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad: Hours, Address, Chowmahalla Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

Chowmahalla Palace
4.5
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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Milind Kshirsagar
Nagpur, India130 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), India56 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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yesarar
Chennai (Madras), India721 contributions
Nov 2021
Nice sprawling complex with lawns and reasonably well maintained palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Don't miss the vintage car museum where Rolls Royce, Ford, etc on display.
Written 18 November 2021
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Jaepy K
Bengaluru, India14 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Can see for the Vintage cars - the famed Rolls Royces and the enormity of the whole place at its prime.
Written 7 November 2021
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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,981 contributions
Oct 2021
Cameras are now more allowed. They have stopped selling camera tickets. However you can take pictures with your mobile on purchase of a mobile photography ticket. There is a free locker service. In case you do not wish to pay for mobile photos or have accidentally brought your camera along you can deposit them in the locker.

Durbar Hall or Khilwat Mubarak

The heart of Chowmahalla Palace it was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. The grand pillared Durbar Hall has a pure marble platform on which the Takht-e-Nishan or the royal seat was laid. Here the Nizams held their durbar and other religious and symbolic ceremonies. On specific days of the year such as the Nizam’s birthday, Muharram and Eid, the British resident and dominion heads would present the nazr (an offering, usually of gold coins) as a mark of respect. Private celebrations and other public ceremonies such as Investiture were also done by the Nizam at this venue.
Written 17 October 2021
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Santosh M
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Beautiful architecture, great place to hangout.well maintained
I would suggest everyone who is coming to Hyd , visit this place
Written 11 August 2021
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Mainak_Choudhuri
Mumbai, India34 contributions
Mar 2021
Chowmahalla Palace was the primary residence of the Nizams. it is about 500 m walking distance from the Charminar along the New Laad Bazar Road. The entrance is from the side of the palace.

There is a large fountain in front of the palace. the main palace contains the coronation hall with the throne used by the last Nizam (VIIIth). Apart from the coronation hall, there are smaller rooms containing photographs, video, life history of the Nizams, two armor rooms, and a Quran room (need to take off your shoes to enter) in the ground floor, and three galleries containing the furniture, paintings and utensils of the Nizams in the first floor.

Behind it are four smaller structures on four sides of a central fountain, Tehniyat Mahal (closed for visit) Aftab Mahal, Afzal Mahal and Mehtal Mahal (closed for visit).

Behind these four mahals is the antique cars garage.

It takes about 2.5 hours to see the entire complex.

There are washrooms and drinking water at the entrance, and a shop selling some excellent books.
Written 3 April 2021
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nms01
Mumbai, India1,647 contributions
Jan 2021
What a gem of a palace! Well maintained and clean, the coronation hall is stunning with huge chandeliers and beautifully done up interiors! There are elaborate history charts adorning the walls of this Palace and the first floor has quaint furniture/ clothes, paintings and crockery of that era! The complex also houses the famous 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost of the erstwhile Nizam.A MUST DO when in Hyderabad!
Written 31 January 2021
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DrKlair
Sangrur, India94 contributions
Oct 2020
Recently reopened palace, has four parts. The coronation palace is very beautiful as is the palace which served as guest house for visiting royalty. The palace has also on display some antique cars including a 1912 silver ghost Rolls Royce.
Written 2 November 2020
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