Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 20-4-236, Motigalli, Khilwat, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4024522032
  • Ticket Price: 200 INR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture
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About Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

A classic blend of Persian, Rajasthani, Indo-Saracen and European style of architecture is reflected in this dazzling palace made up of four distinguishable palaces incorporated together. The southern courtyard has one mahal with period rooms containing the Nizams’ over-the-top furniture; another mahal with an exhibit on life in the Zenana (women’s quarters) that includes bejewelled clothes, carpets and a bride palanquin; antique cars (one Nizam allegedly used a Rolls Royce as a garbage can); and curiosities like elephant seats.

In the northern courtyard is the Khilwat Mubarak , a magnificent durbar hall where Nizams held ceremonies under 19 enormous chandeliers of Belgian crystal. Today the hall houses exhibitions of photos, arms and clothing. Hung with curtains, the balcony over the main hall once served as seating for the women of the family, who attended all durbars in purdah.

Some other masterpieces in this multifaceted structure include The Clock Tower, The Council Hall, and The Roshan Bangla, which have their independent significance.

A beautiful palace incorporating all the elements of Rajasthani, Persian, Indo- Saracen and European architecture and bringing them to life in the form of this astonishing piece of marvel. The place is of course not free for visitors. You have to Chowmahalla Tickets to enter the place. Tickets for Chowmahalla can be availed directly from the premises. There is only one Chowmahalla Ticket Prices for visitors in general, yet keep some extra buck with you in case you need it. Visit early to Buy Tickets for Chowmahalla to avoid unnecessary crowd. Ensure to visit the other small attractions to enjoy the best of it. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 2 days.

Chowmahalla Palace Information

  • Tripods are not allowed.
  • No smoking zone.
  • Plastic is not allowed.

Chowmahalla Palace Ticket Prices

  • INR 80 per Adult for Indians.
  • INR 10 per Child (Below 12 Yrs) for Indians.
  • INR 50 for Still Camera.
  • INR 200 for Video Camera.

How To reach Chowmahalla Palace by Public Transport

  • Bus no 2C, 72V, 143A, 254

Restaurants Near Chowmahalla Palace

  • Shah Ghouse Cafe- for biryani

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Things to Know Before Visiting Chowmahalla Palace

  • 95% of people who visit Hyderabad include Chowmahalla Palace in their plan

  • 50.02% of people start their Chowmahalla Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Chowmahalla Palace

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

77.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chowmahalla Palace

People normally club together Salar Jung Museum and Charminar while planning their visit to Chowmahalla Palace.

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Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad Reviews

  • Nice place. 10 minutes walk from char minor. Beautiful architecture.. all 4 mahals are beautiful & the vantage car collection is breath taking. Entry fee is 20rs. Per person and 50 rs charge applicable for camera.. You can also get clicked in the traditional attire in studio available inside the palace.

  • Heard a lot about this place, thence my expectations were quite high, the place is good with good collection of old swords and weapons.. garments.. and others museum stuff... the best or most visited section remains that of vintage cars... Chowmahalla palace is in vicinity of charminar, little walking distance.. and is way better than the symbol of Hyderabad... a worth visit for museum lovers...

  • This place is one of the great place to visit in Hyderabad. It has a great history and the place is palace , so when you enter to this place this place has very big big rooms like in the British time . So many interesting things like guns of that time . All sorts of weapons etc etc. It was well built Museum inside which has a very good collection of old thing . The ceiling of the place consist of so many designs which will really make u think how people use to design at that time .

  • Great place to visit and see the glory of Hyderabad's King. You can see the cars, utensils, living room, cloths etc used from the kings and their families. Best thing is you can also wear one of the cloths and can take a pictures for 100bucks. Must try..

  • Great place... The place has a range of vintage cars on display. Though the rooms of the Royal family are not accessible to the general mass, the grandeur of royalty is truly visible in this palace. A must visit destination if travelling to Hyderabad. Closing time is 5 pm but they easily extend it till 5.30 if you have already entered the palace premises before they stop giving tickets.

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