Nizams Seat in Hyderabad-Chowmahalla Palace

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Post Date : 10 Aug 2023
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Chowmahalla Palace, which is said as Nizams Seat, is one of the grandeur representation of Nizams Culture, and History.

Though it's been open to public for quite some time, it's an picturesque of entire Hyderabad History, Golcondafort,Charminar,Qutubh Shah tombs  at an si gle place. Chowmahalla Palace means Four Palaces built in 18th Century.

The Chowmahalla Palace, built almost 200 years ago in the 18th century, is one of the famous places to visit in Hyderabad. The literary meaning of this place is "four palaces" and in Urdu "chau" means four and "mahalat" means palaces.This palace is the seat of power of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty which was official residence of Nizams of Hyderabad during their reign of 1720-1948. Presently the palace is converted into a museum but the ownership still lies with the family.

Hyderabad was the official residence of the Nizams during their rule and the seat of power of the Asaf Jahi dynasty (1720-1948). The palace has now been converted into a museum, but the ownership is still owned by family members

These palaces were built on the site of the qutb shahi dynasty and the asaf jahi dynasty's erstwhile palaces near charminar. In 1769, Nizam Ali Khan started the construction of today's palace, which was inaugurated by Asaf Jah II. He ordered the construction of four palaces.

The palace actually owns 45 acres, which extends from Lad Bazar in the north to Aspan Chowk Road in the south. Now, the total area of the palace is about 12 acres.
 

The Chowmahalla Palace consists of two courtyards divided into the north courtyard and the southern courtyard. There are four palaces in the southern courtyard of the palace, namely, Afzal Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Mahtab Mahal and Aftab Mahal. Aftab Mahal is a two-storey edifice and is the largest of the four. The northern courtyard is open to the public, the Bara Imam, which has a long corridor with several rooms on the east side, which was once the administrative department.

The Chowmahalla Palace has a clock tower, council hall and Roshan bungalow. Roshan's bungalow is named after Roshan Begum, the mother of the sixth Nizam. The Khilwat clock, known for its tick tick since the palace was built, is visible inside the clock tower. In the council hall, various manuscripts and rare books, such as the Nizam's personal collections, were kept.

It is said that on any given day there used to be around 7000 ministers in the Chowmahalla Palace. For its grandeur and charm, for its grandeur it is often compared to the enchanted gardens in the Arabian Nights. The first thing to examine is the architectural skill of a huge water fountain with artistically carved pillars in front of the palace. This is the Chaumahalla Palace.

Each of the various galleries in the palace exhibit an interesting exhibition featuring crackers, clothes, furniture, coins and currency notes, paintings from the Nizam's period, etc. The demonstration of the weapons took place in a particularly interesting manner; These are displayed not only inside the glass cabinet but also on the walls, extending up to the top.

The intricate sculptures on the walls and ceilings of the palace are also worth noting. The glass chandeliers with different designs in each mahal are also not to be missed.Vintage cars exhibition is something to be seen.