Palaces are the reminders of luxurious past in India. One gets blown away by their majestic structure and exotic interiors. We can find such exquisite architectures in the city of Hyderabad. It is the influence of Nizams which spreads across the city. In this article, let us take some memorable walks through the 'Land of Nizams' and explore some beautiful palaces in Hyderabad!
Facade of Falaknuma Palace
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Falaknuma means "the mirror of the sky", as beautiful as the sky! Falaknuma Palace was the dream project of Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra. He was the principal architect and designer of this exotic structure. Falaknuma Palace with a blend of Italian and Tudor architecture shines with all its luxury in Hyderabad. Now it serves as one of the heritage hotels run by the Taj Group of Hotels in this city. It is one of the most famous palaces in Hyderabad.
Nizam's Museum in Purani Haveli
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Purani Haveli or Haveli Khadeem is one of the old mansions of Nizam period. It also served as a royal residence of Nizams for a long time. Some of the unique features include the 'U' shape of the building and world's longest wardrobe! Today, a part of the palace is turned into the 'Nizam's Museum' where other parts serve as a training institute and school.
An old picture of Hill Fort Palace
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Hill Fort Palace
Hill Fort Palace is one among the beautiful palaces in Hyderabad. It was constructed by the Chief Justice of Nizam Government, Sir Nizamat Jung in 1915. Later, Hill Fort Palace was sold to the government. In fact, for some years Hill Fort Palace served as a heritage hotel run by Ritz Hotel Company. However, it was deserted for many years later on. Fortunately, the renovation process was done some years ago.
Interior View of Chowmahalla Palace
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Chowmahalla Palace is one of the most famous palaces that has retained its original grandeur in Hyderabad. Chowmahalla Palace with its exotic interiors and architecture reflects the era of Asaf Jahi Dynasty. This palace also served as the prime seat of Asaf Jahi dynasty. Now it is one of the best tourist places in Hyderabad.
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Jubilee Hall was one of the most famous architectures during an olden era. It was constructed by Sir Osman Ali Khan in 1913. Jubilee Hall was deemed as one of the luxurious buildings in Hyderabad. Today, it has been turned into State Conference Hall and a place for State Government functions. The Public Garden (Bada-e-Aam) surrounding the Jubilee Hall Palace is one of the oldest parks in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad is not just a commercial centre but also a historical place. Travellers can enjoy exploring a lot in this enchanting city. No doubt, these castles add to the beauty of Hyderabad.