The Chowmahalla Palace, also known as Chowmahallat, is one of the many magnificent palaces of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a significant historical landmark. Its construction began in the late 18th century and continued over several decades, with various Nizams of the Asaf Jahi dynasty contributing to its development.

A vast complex, the palace fuses four separate wings through a network of interconnecting courtyards, gardens, and elaborate passageways showcasing a fusion of Persian, Mughal, and European influences. On completion, it served as the official residence of the Nizams and the seat of power where they received royal guests, including many members of the British Royal family.

The place fell into ruin after independence but has been meticulously restored and revived to serve as a museum and a significant visitor attraction. Visitors have a unique opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Nizam era and appreciate the architectural brilliance of the palace. Of particular note is the grand Durbar Hall, a masterpiece of Indo-Saracenic architecture, characterised by its intricate stucco work and colossal crystal glass chandeliers and the Royal throne room, the hall used for official ceremonies, including the coronation of the Nizams.

Visitors can also explore the numerous gardens of the complex as well as the thee Clock Tower, Council Hall and its collections of vintage cars and manuscripts.

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