Chowmahalla palace belonging to Nizams received UNESCO Asia Pacific Award | Road / Location map of Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad
Chowmahalla palace, the 270 year old historical monument near Charminar has proved its architectural brilliance once again to the world by bagging the ‘UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit Award’. This palace was built in the Persian style of construction in the year 1750 by Salabath Jung. Asafjahi rulers used this building as the political consultations. The palace had an open area of 60 acres but now only 12 acres remain. The palace is a replica of Sha Iran Bungalow in Tehran. This palace actually is a group of buildings. Aftab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Afzal Mahal, Mehtab Mahal, Roshan bungalow and Khilawat are some of the important buildings. A marble throne used by the Nizam rulers can be seen in the palace. This palace was in use till 1948. In 2005, this palace was open for the visitors. In 2000 Princess Asra, wife of Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur started renovation works of the palace. The renovation work was successfully done by Rahul Malhotra Association. They brought back the past glory to the palace.
Barrister Senior Counsel of Prince Mukarrm Jah said that steps have been taken to convert Chowmahalla palace in to a museum which will house various things belonging to the Nizams. The artifacts of the Purani Haveli Nizam Museum will also be displayed here. The Shiya Aalam the rare religious relics housed in one portion of the palace will also be opened for the public.
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