At Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India stands the tall clock tower, endearingly called as Khilwat Clock. This clock has been in action since past 250 years and the locals still use its time to correct their watch. An expert family of clock repairers who operates from Lad Bazaar winds the mechanical clock every week to ensure its seamless functioning.
This is the heart of Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India. It is held in high esteem by the people of Hyderabad, as it was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. The grand pillared Durbar Hall has a pure marble platform on which the Takht-e-Nishan or the royal seat was laid. Here the Nizams held their durbar and other religious and symbolic ceremonies. The 19 spectacular chandeliers of Belgian crystal were recently reinstalled to recreate the lost splendor of this regal hall.
Chowmahalla Palace is the palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad State in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state.
It was Salabat Jung, the fourth Nizam of Hyderabad, who commissioned the construction of the Chowmahalla Palace way back in 1750. After more than 100 years, the construction was finally completed between 1857 and 1869 during the rule of Afzal ad-Dawlah, the fifth Nizam of Hyderabad.
Am impressive door in side of the Palace …..