Chowmahalla Palace

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

Chowmahalla Palace
4.5
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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The area
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Neighborhood: 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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Mainak_Choudhuri
Mumbai, India28 contributions
Excellent Palace kept in good condition, must visit
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 April 3, 2021
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nms01
Mumbai, India1,376 contributions
Gem of a Palace
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 January 31, 2021
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DrKlair
Sangrur, India93 contributions
Four palaces in one
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 November 2, 2020
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Akshay_127
Hyderabad, India190 contributions
Heritage value
Oct 2020
It is quiet an old palace which hold heritage and historic value in the history of Hyderabad as it was build by Nizam's.
Written October 24, 2020
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TravelbuggIndia
Pune, India689 contributions
Beautiful Palace
Oct 2019
Chowmahalla Palace is just a stone's throw away from Charminar. It is closed on Friday so you can plan your visit accordingly. It showcases the splendid grandeur of the times when Nawabs ruled the city of Hyderabad.
Written September 19, 2020
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shamoil29
Mumbai, India28 contributions
Mind-Blowing
Nov 2019
The surroundings may not look that great but once you are in the premises of the palace, it is a new world all-together. Lush gardens and beautiful chandeliers. It is a place one has to see to believe.
Written July 16, 2020
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Beautiful Palace
Jun 2019 • Family
We had visited the beautiful Chowmahalla Palace which is located close to Charminar during our vacation in Hyderabad. Entrance tickets are priced at 20 rupees per person. As soon as we entered, beautiful lush green lawn decorated with fountains and trees caught our eye. We liked the architecture of the yellow colored Palace building from outside and inside we were mesmerized to see the beautiful hall decorated with giant elegant chandeliers. The main Palace building on the backside was ordinary.
Written April 20, 2020
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chjprakash
Hyderabad, India92 contributions
Hetitage
Nov 2019 • Friends
It's a beautiful palace maintained very well. There is a collection of vintage cars and buggies behind the palace e which look too royal.
Written March 29, 2020
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sueharrisonlondon
London, UK104 contributions
Spectacular
Mar 2020
Despite having to walk around wedding preparations, this Palace has a wonderful history. You walk from building to building, through lovely gardens which all add to the atmosphere .
Written March 20, 2020
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Talent P
Bangalore, Karnataka, India137 contributions
One monument that in its intrinsic grandeur
Feb 2020
Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its unique style and elegance. A synthesis of many architectural styles and influences,
Written March 17, 2020
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