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

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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  1. Atulmaharaj – India – I am Atul, Atulpriya Sharma aka Atulmaharaj online :P Currently working as an IT professional. I’m an alumni of Amity University, Noida, The Brigade School, Bengaluru, New Era High School, Panchgani(Taare Zameen Par waala school :P) I am a POLYGLOT(Hindi,English,Gujarati, French, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu under process :P) Interested in cooking, listening to music, and trying out new things and an enthusiast in learning new languages. I played professional cricket and have represented my school at various districts and zonal level tournaments. I am also interested in Drawing and Painting. I have won several Regional and National Awards. I have passed the State Level Elementary and Intermediate Drawing exams . I am an avid quizzer and have a deep interest in Politics, Law and Indian History. I represented my school in the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest in February 2005 at Kolkata. I was in the Prefect Council for 3 consecutive years and also the Head Boy of the New Era High School. I was made Secretary of Art and Performing Arts at The Brigade School. I have also worked with Mr. Aamir Khan in his blockbuster TAARE ZAMEEN PAR. Working with Aamir Sir was a great learning experience for me. I got to learn many new things from all the instances during the shoot. I helped in filming the climax – Art Mela Scene – and worked closely with Aamir Sir and the directors. Aamir Khan also mentioned that I was a great help in filming on his blog here. (Navigate to Aamir’s responses ->Reply no.4) This blog was started in December 2012 and has come a long way since then. I have a wide range of interests, ranging from Food, Cooking, Sports, Politics, Law, Finances, Aam Aadmi Issues, movies etc etc. So don’t be surprised if you see any type of post here. This blog will have all sorts of posts which might be helpful to many. So keep reading and drop in your valuable suggestions so that I could improve ! Cheers ! Well there is a lot more about me, but for that follow my blog or follow me on twitter !
    Atulmaharaj says:

    One of the most beautiful palaces I’ve seen. And a visit is incomplete without Nimrah!

  2. chinmayeecreations – Lost in my own thoughts!
    chinmayeecreations says:

    I have been to this place recently and it is amazing. The pics in your write up do justice to the actual ones. nice one.

  3. momlearningwithbaby – Stay at home Mom| Working from Home Learning new things with my baby. Homeschooling and trying to make learning fun and motivating for him through DIY craft and activities.
    Mom Learning With Baby says:

    I want to visit Hyderabad, hopefully soon. This post will be helpful and will visit Chowmahalla Palace.

  4. momlearningwithbaby – Stay at home Mom| Working from Home Learning new things with my baby. Homeschooling and trying to make learning fun and motivating for him through DIY craft and activities.
    Kinshoo Agrawal says:

    I want to visit Hyderabad, hopefully soon. This post will be helpful and will visit Chowmahalla Palace.

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