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“Impressive palace”
Review of Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was the official residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad. In the centre of the old town, it is large and has a dry fine ballroom, as well as exhibitions of the artifacts of the palace, armor and even a vintage car collection. By the standards of Indian monuments it is well maintained, though it seemed odd not to have any kind of guidebook available. You will need a minimum of an hour to see the place, and couple spend twice that if you linger. There are also some attractive gardens.

Thank Andy Hayler
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

As one of the few tourist attractions in Hyderabad, it's worth a look. There are some neat items mixed in with the dull ones, and the palace was once beautiful I'm sure. There was a wedding happening when we were visiting, which was neat to see.

Thank Jessica K
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is an excellent place to visit in Hyderabad representing the historical events of Nizams, very near to Charminar. You will get to know the kind of items, dresses, beautiful view of Palace, lawns, good place to grab nice pictures as memory

Specialized Meeting hall with good variety of Chandeliers and excellent paintings, structures and well maintained is worth watching.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Barely 2 kms for popular Charminar, Chowmalla palace is four villa structure . Antiques of various rulers and prayer halls are highlights of this monument. One can also see 100 year old vintage automobiles . Nice to spend half day and well connected . Few Nizam collections are also of significant remains of this place . Overall excellent historical location

Thank andalurisrinivas
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A charming palace, now being turned into a museum, managed by a trust. The story of its renovation is itself wonderful (read Dalrymples account of it if you can). The best thing is that the renovation has been sensitive to retaining its Indianness (unlike the Falaknuma palace which feels very Western). Highlights are the Khilwat Durbar Hall with its chandeliers in the first courtyard, the costumes exhibit in Afzal Mahal in the third courtyard (many people miss the displays in the third and fourth courtyards), and the vintage cars, carriages and motorcycles in the fourth courtyard. If you can see it lit at night (there are often music concerts and wedding receptions in the evenings), do try to make it. It is magical as the sun goes down and the chandeliers of the Durbar Hall come on.

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