Stroll through Chowmahalla Palace!

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamalaikum(Peace be on you), 

It’s Sunday evening! 

The depressing part of the week, but hey I hope you’ve had a refreshing weekend or even if not, your week ahead turns out to be great, InshaAllah!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know it’s been cloudy and raining since 3 days and that has brought down the temperature considerably down, urging me to sit down with a cup of coffee as I write this. 

Again, if you follow me on Instagram, last Monday I visited Chowmahalla Palace and posted about it on my story! 

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 From the title you do know, that this post is dedicated to just that. 

It’s been a really long time since I explored a new place, and even if it’s in the city I have been living for 3 years, it felt so good to visit. 

Honestly, it’s one of my top goals to strike off all the must visit places in Hyderabad, at least now!

Moving on. 

Chowmahalla is a palace of the Nizams, it was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. 

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In Urdu, ‘Char’ means four, and in Hindi ‘Mahal’ means palace, hence the name Chowmahalla Palace.

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The maintenance and upliftment of the Palace’s heritage is commendable, because walking right in you feel like you are back in the Nizam era. 

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Look at all those detailed carving! 

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It was extremely humid and hot that day! 

The Mahal which hoists the Grand Darbar in all it’s restored glory which automatically take you back in time. 

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The view of the Darbar from the side gallery. 

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Next, the view from the Third Palace of the luscious spread garden and fountain.

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This palace with the view was exquisitely grand, and was also restricted for entry. But, here is how it looks from the out side. 

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Can you imagine how it must have looked back in the day in it’s former glory?

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The tile work was also beautiful.

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The Last Mahal had mannequins adorned in clothes and jewellery from the era. 

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There was also a prominent clock, which was very significant then.

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There were also cars from that era of display, a key attraction of the place but due to the glass window there was lot of glare and shadow and I couldn’t capture much.

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The Last Palace also had an exclusive garden which too was restricted for entry.

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The grand gates that lead from one palace to another. 

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This was a pretty long post! 

I hope you had fun strolling in through the palaces with me. 

Take very good care of yourselves! 

Until Next Time!

Salaamalaikum! 

 

 

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