Chowmahalla Palace

Local nameChowmahalla Palace
LocationHyderabad, India

Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallat is the palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad State in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. The palace was built by Nizam Salabat Jung. The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams. Other members of the Hyderabadi Nizam family have also wed here.The word chār or chahār, and its variation chow, means "four" and the word mahal means "palace" in Urdu, Hindi and Farsi. All ceremonial functions including the accession of the Nizams and receptions for the Governor-General were held at this palace.

The UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation was presented to Chowmahalla Palace on 15 March 2010. UNESCO representative Takahiko Makino formally handed over the plaque and certificate to Princess Esra, former wife and GPA holder of Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur.

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Sat - Thu: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Phone +91 40 2452 2032

Address Khilwat 20-4-236, Motigalli, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500002, India

Coordinates 17°21'26.832" N 78°28'17.805" E

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