Friday, February 11, 2011



  • The Council Hall which housed a rare collection of manuscripts and priceless books is where the Nizam often met important officials. Today it is the venue for temporary exhibitions from the treasures of the Chowmahalla Palace Collection that offer you a glimpse of a bygone era.

  • Named after the sixth Nizam’s mother, Roshan Bangla is another exquisite part of this courtyard. The sixth Nizam is believed to have lived here and the building was named after his mother Roshan Begum

  • The centerpiece, indeed the pièce de résistance, is the Khilwat, the grand Durbar Hall. With its Mughal domes and arches and a distinct Persian influence reflected in the ornate stucco work, this is the heart of the Chowmahalla Palace. It is held in high esteem by the people of Hyderabad as it was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty.


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