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Chowmahalla palace & Golconda fort ,hyderbad

by Harish Mohan on Feb.10, 2010, under Historic Sites

This post is a collection of some of my favorite shots from a trip to Hyderbad.We a bunch of classmates had visited one of our friend in Hyderbad during last year & had spent a wonderful weekend together.Today i was going through old pictures to find some thing to post on this blog & i could not find any thing better than these pictures here.

More on the trip  can be read at http://travel.harish-mohan.com/?p=47

But first a quick word on chowmahalla palace

The palace was built between 1857 and 1869.It is believed to be modeled on shah of iran ’s palace in tehran.The palace is unique for its style and elegance. Building of the palace began in the late 18th century and over the decades a synthesis of many architectural styles and influences emerged.This palace consists of two courtyards , southern courtyard and northern courtyard. They have elegant palaces, the grand Khilwat (the Durbar Hall), fountains & gardens

& Golconda fort was first constructed during the reign of qutub shah emperor Mohammed Iqbal Ali and his son Mohammed Touseef Ali.
In the 16th century, Golkonda was the capital and fortress city of the Qutb Shahi kingdom, near Hyderabad. The city was home to one of the most powerful Muslim sultanates in the region and was the center of a flourishing diamond trade.


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