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.
A rose-ringed parakeet is perched on an ancient pillar of Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India
A young boy hurriedly walks past the ancient pillars of Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India
Carved dome on pillars reflects the majestic architecture of Jami Mosque built in 1325 in Khambhat, India
A carved arch at Jami Mosque in Khambhat, India seems to be supported by curved pillars