The precious Chowmahalla Palace of the Pearl City

The Pearl City offers plenty of palaces and historical monuments and I felt it was a wise decision to choose this place for my vacation. It was great experience visiting Falaknuma palace, after visiting the massive palace I thought of visiting another such place which has unique and great historic significance. The Chowmahalla Palace is very famous for its architectural splendor and the perfect carvings. I entered the palace and was truly amazed by the beautiful architecture and elegance of this beautifully crafted palace. 

Chowmahalla Palace is indeed a princely palace and is an epitome of exquisiteness and splendor.  I was very much curious to explore the architectural delight of the palace. It is situated at Khilwat in Motigalli, Hyderabad, and this magnificent and elegant monument is accessible through public transport. Several buses and cabs run through this route giving a good connectivity from nook and corners of the city. 

I reached the palace around 12 am, the visitors are allowed between 10 am and 5 pm on all days except Fridays. On all Friday and national holidays visitors are not allowed.  I took entry ticket paying Rs 40 and for foreign visitors they charge Rs 150. The palace was constructed by the Asaf Jahi dynasty, with an aim to welcome the royal guests.

Chowmahalla Palace Hyderabad
Chowmahalla Palace Hyderabad | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

The architectural beauty and style is intertwined with the culture and custom of the kings and Nawabs of the Pearl City. The palace is well-designed with beautiful sculptures and carvings. The beauty and craftsmanship of the palace magnetize plenty of architectures from all over the world. It also influences the culture of India. The courtyards of the palace are designed with several beautifully decorated fountains which are add-on for this massive structure.

Chowmahalla Palace interior and Design
Chowmahalla Palace interior and Design | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

A beautiful garden surrounds the palace and the whole palace consists of 4 Mahals called Afzal Mahal, Aftab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal and the Mahtab Mahal. I explored the whole place and took many photos. The whole palace and the beauty of it fascinated me.

I spent more than 2 hours there and planned to visit the Charminar which is close to this palace. I took a cab from there and reached the Charminar which is also a famous place of Hyderabad. 

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"Hi there, my name is Lalit Chandran. I currently reside in ‘Pink city’ i.e. Jaipur where I run a garment export business. Having spent all my childhood in Rajasthan, I fell in love with Indian history and all its glory. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I travel to various places all across India exploring old cities, museums, forts and historic monuments. This blog will catalogue all the places I have visited, people I have met along the way and different cultures I got a chance to experience.

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