Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad

Hyderabad holds a variety of tourist attractions giving you an opportunity to wonder freely at its various destinations each preserving its own identity. Since time immemorial this city is popular for its historical places and delicious cuisines. One of the best places to visit in Hyderabad is Chowmahalla Palace.

Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is many times quoted as the city of the Nizams, who were well known for their luxurious and somewhat lavish lifestyle. They built many incredible palaces which became landmark of the city. One of these landmarks the Chowmahalla Palace located in the centre of the city in close vicinity of Charminar is easy to access from any corner of the city. The durbars of the Nizams were held in this palace because of its strategic location. The palace also served as the residence of the Nizams. Some of the important guests like British generals were received in this palace by hosting ceremonial functions. If we reveal the history of this great monument of Hyderabad it becomes clear that it took nearly hundred years to complete the construction of the palace. Architecture of the palace is influenced by many styles like Rajasthani, European and Persian. The courtyards are adorned with beautiful gardens and flashing fountains. There are many spacious rooms inside the palace with Khilwat Mubarak as its prime attraction, which used to be the seat of the Asaf Jahi rulers. Visit the council hall where great collection of rare books and historic manuscripts are preserved. This beautiful monument was awarded UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award in the year 2010. This heritage building of the city named Chowmahalla meaning four palaces can be visited in day time except Fridays and national holidays.

Chowmahalla Palace Front View in Hyderabad

Apart from this palace there are many other incredible tourist spots in Hyderabad, to visit during your tour. Among accommodations of Hyderabad the recently introduced Hotel United-21 has become the pride of the city. It is designed in such a manner so as to suit the needs of different types of visitors like leisure tourists, business travelers as well as international tourists. Come once to our hotel to experience the touch of luxury coupled with great deal of facilities and amenities.

Archeological wonder Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad

Hyderabad the historic Indian city of Andhra Pradesh is popular for its popular ancient monuments and great tourist potential. The city has preserved its past in the most precise way which provides some clues about its appearance in the past. This city has seen rise and fall of many empires showcasing architectural marvels of different styles. Some of the exclusive monuments of Hyderabad include Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Falaknuma palace, Chilkur Balaji temple and last but not least Mecca Masjid.

Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad
Mecca Masjid one of the oldest mosques of Andhra Pradesh is revered as one of the largest mosques of India. This building located in old Hyderabad city in the neighborhood of some historic landmarks is declared as the heritage site of India. This monument having a huge hall has a gigantic capacity of accommodating massive number of around ten thousand devotees at a time. The giant roof of the mosque is an archeological wonder supported by fifteen arches. It is beautified with minarets and domes, whereas the huge pillars are adorned with single piece of granite. Inscriptions of Quran on the arches and doors add to its religious value. The mosque built in “Qutub Shahi” style of architecture resembles the Golkonda fort and Charminar with respect to its arches. The foundation of this mosque was laid in the year 1614 by Quli Qutb Shah, it was further constructed by Aurangzeb and completed in the year 1687. Even though it was originally named as” Baitul Atiq” few bricks brought from Mecca and used in its construction made it popular as “Mecca Masjid”. A french traveler who visited this place during its construction has described the great efforts taken for the construction of this extensive structure and enormous number of man power engaged for constructing this place of worship. There are tombs enveloping marble graves of Asaf Jahi rulers as well as tombs of Nizam’s family at the entrance of the mosque. Tourist destinations in Hyderabad attract crowds of visitors to its beautiful destinations.

Night view of Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad
Witness the great monuments of Hyderabad in the old city and during your tour of this destination get more information about its historic wonders. Old majestic venues of the city can be visited by staying at the cities most modern means of accommodations. Hotel United-21 in Secunderabad has established itself as one of the best places to stay in heart of the city loaded with exclusive amenities and an award winning service offered to the tourists arriving here from distant cities.