Chowmahalla PalaceCurrently 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
Chowmahalla Palace - Review
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
91.94% of people who visit Hyderabad include Chowmahalla Palace in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
63.16% of people start their Chowmahalla Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Chowmahalla Palace
64.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chowmahalla Palace
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Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad Reviews
Chowmahalla Palace is located in old Hyderabad. The palace is huge and normally it is mentioned that the palace closes by 5pm but we were there till 6 pm on a Saturday. It has got so many armouries which is mesmerizing and also the royal cars used in those era. The clothes worn by the royals have also been put on display. You can visit the palace if you like to know about the history and stuff. Charminar is also very nearby. There's parking place too near the palace and a minimal entry fee to enter the palace is also levied.
Best historic place to go and worth to see all the history of Hyderabad in this palace. It could be more better if all the places in the palace are allowed to see. There were 3 parts of palace closed. Cameras aren't allowed here. So no point carrying them and making a scene in front of security as they are least bothered to even carry inside. Despite we don't click they don't allow it inside. There are some peculiar things in the palace which are really worth to watch.
The place very beautiful and peaceful. Has a strong indication about how the royal family conducted their various meetings / gatherings / occasions. The amount of historical artefacts restored and presented is huge and vast. Very interesting. A whole day can be spent here exploring.
Visited yesterday had a great experience learning nizams history and their lavish life. Archived photographs for public display helps to know our past history and Royal life style. I request government to fund more for its maintenance. Because this are the things we can show to our kids. Instead of learning in books. They can see it lively. Must visit with your children.
Located in old Hyderabad it's one of the main attractions for tourists visiting Hyderabad.It was the official palace of Nizam of Hyderabad during their rule. Chowmahalla means four palaces. The palace was renovated and opened for the public in 2005. The palace is converted into a museum depicting different rulers , the weapons used at that time, their utensils, ornaments etc. There is a lawn in front of the palace with fountains. It's definitely worthwhile to visit the palace