Hyderabad Family Outing Series 1- All you need to know before visiting Chowmahalla Palace

Hyderabad Family Outing Series 1

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Hyderabad Family Outing Series is a series started with the intention to share posts on various locations in Hyderabad that you could visit with family over weekends.

The first of the series is about Chowmahalla Palace a palace dating back to the 1800’s and built in the time of Asaf Jah V under the Nizams.

How to get there

Plan your travel in your personal vehicle or public transport. The nearest Metro station is MGBS – 3.5 kms.

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Chowmahalla Palace is very renowned and is added to the cultural heritage conservation list by UNESCO in 2010.

Chowmahalla Palace- Hyderabad Family Outing Series
Chowmahalla Palace

The Palace is divided into various parts as below:

  • Southern Courtyard
  • Northern Courtyard
  • Khilawat Mubarak comprising the Clock Tower, Council Hall and Roshan Bangla
  • Car Museum with the vintage cars from the Nizam’s era
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Chowmahalla Palace is a replica of the Shah’s palace in Tehran

Entrance tickets

Entrance fee differs for people of different nationalities:

Please check if the fees have increased as this is latest as of 2019.
Indian Visitors – Rs.80/person
Children below 12 years – Rs.10 per Child
International Visitors– Rs.200 per person
Digital Camera– Rs.50
Video Camera – Rs.200

Parking Facilities

The palace has adequate parking outside the palace grounds.

If you plan your day early, you could park closer to the entrance.

Nominal parking fee is collected if you are driving down in own vehicle.

Things to do

The Palace dating back to the Nizam’s era sports complex and architecture which are elegant, well preserved.

A delight to explore as you walk by admiring the beauty.

Going through the entire palace and different sections would take a good amount of 3-4 hours of your time.

My Recommendation

First, Start with the Chowmahalla palace and plan to reach the place around 2pm.

Second, in your plan would be Charminar which is roughly around 3 kms from the palace for a wonderful sunset view.

Spending time enjoying a lovely sunset at Charminar sipping in the wonderful Chai from Nimrah Cafe is a wonderful experience.

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Third, Sonu Kebabs at Hussaini Alam is a must visit for their wonderful kebabs.

End your day with Hyderabad’s signature dish – Hyderabad Dum Biryani at Shadab or Shah Gouse.

Until my next post in “Hyderabad Family Outing Series”, this is Srikanth signing off!

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By TravelwithSrikanth

Thank you for visiting my Travelogue, I am Srikanth a full-time Learning professional and a Travel Blogger by passion. He started with his travel passion for Road-trips in India, followed by a extensive Switzerland Travel exploring places. Srikanth has clocked over 80,000 kilometers in India on some of the tough roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and through the entire South India in search of the best Biryani as he featured on reputed News Papers in collaboration with ScoutMyTrip on this journey.


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