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Chowmahalla Palace Tours

Chowmahalla Palace
Once the epicenter of Hyderabad, 18th-century Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and the site where the nizams (monarchs) lavishly entertained esteemed guests. It features a unique blend of various architectural styles and influences, including Mughal domes and Persian-influenced stucco work.

The Basics
Widely believed to be modeled on the Shah of Iran's palace in Tehran, the Chowmahalla Palace complex comprises the grand Khilwat Mubarak (or Darbaar Hall) with its stunning Belgian chandeliers, gardens with fountains, northern and southern courtyards, and a clock tower over the main gate at the palace entrance. Many city tours stop here, and hiring a private guide can be helpful in navigating the large complex and learning about its history.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Chowmahalla Palace is a must-visit for those interested in architecture, art, and history.
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes and sun protection.
  • Parts of the palace can be accessed by wheelchair.

How to Get There
Chowmahalla Palace is situated on Khilwat Road in the heart of Old Hyderabad, and the whole area around the palace is imminently walkable. To get there, walk 10 minutes from popular Laad Bazaar or Mecca Masjid and the adjacent Charminar. Alternatively, the complex is a 15-minute drive south of the railway station.
 
When to Get There
Chowmahalla Palace is open from 10am to 5pm Saturday through Thursday, and is closed on Fridays and national holidays. It's best to visit first thing in the morning when temperatures are cooler and crowds are fewer, especially if you are visiting during the hot months of May and June.

The Palace’s Vintage Car Collection
Collecting cars has long been a royal pastime across India, and one of the buildings within the palace grounds is now used as a car museum for all the vehicles imported by the nizam at the turn of the last century. The private collection, accessible to visitors who tour the palace complex, includes vintage Rolls Royces, Bentleys, and a range of well-maintained American cars.
Address: 20-4-236, Motigalli, Khilwat, Hyderabad, Telangana 500 002, India
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22 Tours and Activities to Experience Chowmahalla Palace

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Private Tour: Hyderabad City Day Tour

Private Tour: Hyderabad City Day Tour

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See the best of Hyderabad on this private day tour that hits all of the highlights. See the Charminar, visit the Grand Mecca Mashid--the city's oldest mosque--and tour the Salar Jung Museum. Follow your guide to Chowmahalla Palace, where you'll see the stunning Dunbar Hall and conclude your journey at the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.41
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$78.41
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Nizam palaces tour Royal history of Hyderabad

Nizam palaces tour Royal history of Hyderabad

Explore Hyderabad through the city’s spectacular palaces on this informative sightseeing tour. With round-trip transportation from downtown Hyderabad included, visit Chowmahalla Palace and Falaknuma Palace with your guide. Along the way, admire colorful artworks and ornate marble work, and gain insight into court life under Nizam rule during the 18th century. You’ll also have time for a refreshing high tea in the palace grounds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.95
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$113.95

Guided Museums Day Tour in Hyderabad

Guided Museums Day Tour in Hyderabad

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Lose yourself in the many great museums of Hyderabad on this guided day tour. After getting picked up at your hotel, head to the Salar Jung Museum, one of three national museums in India, boasting a huge collection of art from around the world. Then stop into the State Museum and Nizam Museum (Purani Haveli), two repositories for Buddhist, Jain and other art. At the 200-year-old Chowmahalla Palace, marvel at the lavish estate that once held parties and events for up to 7,000 people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.27
per group
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$82.27
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hyderabad

Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hyderabad

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See the top attractions of Hyderabad with your own private guide on a full-day tour with live commentary from the guide. Highlights include Charminar, Mecca Masjid, and Chowmahalla Palace, and you'll have time to browse the collections at Salar Jung Museum and Nizam Museum, and go shopping at Laad Bazaar, an old market with many traditional goods. Includes private guide and air-conditioned vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
From
$52.00
Taking safety measures

Hyderabad sightseeing with monuments entrances

Hyderabad sightseeing with monuments entrances

This tour include visit to Char Minar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum & Chowmahalla Palace. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel. We are further flexible to adjust the guest interest during the tour if possible.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00
Price varies by group size
From
$97.00
Price varies by group size

Charminar Historical Walking Tour

Charminar Historical Walking Tour

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Follow your professional guide through the streets of the Charminar Area and learn about the ancient dynasties that once ruled Hyderabad. Listen to stories about the creation of this stunning city, which dates back to 1591, and check out historical monuments, bazaars, and landmarks on this excursion that's perfect for history buffs and first-time visitors.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.17
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$49.17

Hyderabad Heritage Experiences

Hyderabad Heritage Experiences

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Experience the opulence of the legacy left behind by the many dynasties that shaped this city’s architectural heritage and contributed to its rich legacy.
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  • 4 to 30 minutes
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$125.45
From
$125.45

Full day guided tour of Hyderabad

Full day guided tour of Hyderabad

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A great blend of regal history and bold modernity, Hyderabad is a delightful place to visit. As the capital of Telangana, it is always thronging with tourists from far off as well as the locals. There are some epic places to visit in Hyderabad, which will satiate your hunger to explore. This reminds us that the city of Nizams is also popular for its Hyderabadi Biryani which is something not to be missed here. The new, cosmopolitan area of the city is also filled with a plethora of places like the Golkonda Fort and Salar Jung Museum for the history buffs, Ramoji Film city for the movie buffs, and the glittery malls & clubs dotted all over for the people to have a good time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.14
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$123.14
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The City of Pearls Walking Tour

The City of Pearls Walking Tour

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This walking tour is the ideal way for active, curious travelers to explore Hyderabad. With the help of a local guide you’ll visit markets, palaces, historic monuments, and more. Get the chance to shop for the jewelry and crafts that Hyderabad is famous for—your guide will help you get a good deal. Walk through the crowded bazaars without getting lost. Learn about the centuries of history and the Nizams (Hyderabadi kings) from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.83
Price varies by group size
From
$102.83
Price varies by group size

Half day tour of Hyderabad including Salarjung Museum

Half day tour of Hyderabad including Salarjung Museum

Hyderabad, a vibrant city with the imposing Charminar at its heart, is a mixture of history, cuisine and eclectic experiences. While its Old City area is an impressive heritage haven with iconic monuments dotting its narrow lanes, its contemporary counterpart matches pace with its cosmopolitan population. The four-sided archway of Charminar, overlooking a bustling bazaar, is the centrepiece of the city around which the township developed. Located on the banks of the Musi River on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad reels you in with its heritage charm, accentuated by a vibrant culinary culture, much of which owes its curation to the erstwhile Nizam rulers. Explore this historical city and know more about the city.
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  • 4 hours
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$98.00
Price varies by group size
From
$98.00
Price varies by group size

Full day city tour of Hyderabad

Full day city tour of Hyderabad

This tour include visit to Charminar, The Mecca Mosque, Birla Mandir, Chowmohalla Palace, Purani Haveli, Salarjung Museum, Hussain Sagar Lake other famous landmark of city. Entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel. We are further flexible to adjust the guest requirement during the tour if possible.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.00
Price varies by group size
From
$116.00
Price varies by group size

City tour of Hyderabad

City tour of Hyderabad

This tour include visit to Salarjung Museum, Chowmohalla Palace, Purani Haveli & Charminar. Entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel. We are further flexible to adjust the guest requirement during the tour if possible.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.00
Price varies by group size
From
$113.00
Price varies by group size

Golconda Fort & Hyderabad City Tour

Golconda Fort & Hyderabad City Tour

This tour include visit to Golconda Fort, Qutubshahi Tombs, Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Chowmohalla Palace, Purani Haveli & Salarjung Museum. Entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel. We are further flexible to adjust the guest requirement during the tour if possible.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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$135.00
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Fort Palaces, Temple & Backwater

Fort Palaces, Temple & Backwater

The private tour will begin in Hyderabad an imperial city with historic Golconda Fort & Salarjung Museum. Then visit Bidar, Gulbarga and Bijapur ruled by Muslims and having visible monuments to explore. Further drive to Badami & Hampi centuaries old UNESCO World Heritage Monuments expanded in complexes. Fly from Hubli to Cochin a gateway city in Kerala. Then drive to Munnar a lush green hill station with tea estate and a sanctuary for Nilgiri Thahr. Thekkady a paradise for wildlife flora & fauna. Kumarakom a backwater resort and cruise from here to Alleppey in a houseboat serving meals on board.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,272.00
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From
$2,272.00
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Full Day Tour of Hyderabad General

Full Day Tour of Hyderabad General

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If you have only one day, it is the most interesting tour by covering important sites like Golkonda Fort, Qutb Shahi tombs, Chowmahallah Palace, Charminar and Mecca Mosque and Lad Bazar Street. We cover the monuments ranging from 16th to early part of 20th Century. You can also taste the local Biriyani of Hyderabad in one of the popular restaurants. The city is noted for the coexistence of Hindu and Islamic cultures. Hyderabad has a history of trade in precious gems and its role in the pearl trade has given it the name, "City of Pearls". You will be with expert local Tour Guides of Hyderabad with Professional Tour Guide License to enter and to explain in all the monuments. You do not need to stand in the long 'Q' for tickets and entry. Entrance Fee, Guide Fee, Transportation with Pick and Drop from the hotel are included Chowmahallah Palace will be closed on Firday. So, if you book this tour on Friday, another place will be covered in the place of Chowmahallah Palace.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
Price varies by group size
From
$115.00
Price varies by group size

Hyderabad: Full day Private Tour with entrances

Hyderabad: Full day Private Tour with entrances

This is a private full day tour covering the major landmarks of Hyderabad including Golconda Fort , Charminar and many more.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$175.01
Price varies by group size
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$175.01
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Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

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Experience authentic Hyderabad on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. Our walks are blend of historical elucidation and curious anecdote laced with mildly scurrilous talk about past and present celebrities and defunct royals. We will cover some of the city highlights along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city during the walk. Highlights: 1. Explore Hyderabad beyond the typical tourist spots and enjoy the stories and tales about the city from your guide 2. See the city through the eyes of a local and discover the numerous mesmerizing places Hyderabad has to offer. 3. Capture the vibrant atmosphere of this colorful city on this memorable walking tour with an infotainment-style ensuring that you will not be bored.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6.93
Price varies by group size
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$6.93
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Tourisct Highlights of the Hyderabad (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Tourisct Highlights of the Hyderabad (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Discover all the beautiful and famous sites of Hydrabad and taste local delicacies on this fantastic 8-hour experience with a personal guide in an air-conditioned car. Highlights: Discover the marvelous monumnets, colorful markets, ruins of fort and lake spilled across the city. We have designed this beautiful garland of all the places in our Trails of Hydrabad tour, an unmatched heritage experience with awesome stories to understand a city's existence, culture and local trivia. 1. Visit scenic and beautiful hilltop Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar markets and listen to stories of the city's history, culture and life. 2. Explore the famous Hussain Sagar Lake & gardens around it, Birla Mandir, Salar Jung Museum, Madina Mosque and many other tourists places. 3. Complete the tour with a big smile on your face and beautiful memories to cherish in your photos.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.34
per group
From
$83.34
per group
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Best of Hyderabad (Guided Halfday City Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Best of Hyderabad (Guided Halfday City Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Discover all the beautiful and famous sites of Hydrabad and taste local delicacies on this fantastic 4-hour experience with a personal guide in an air-conditioned car. Highlights: Discover the marvelous monuments, colorful markets, ruins of fort and lake spilled across the city. We have designed this beautiful garland of all the places in our Trails of Hyderabad tour, an unmatched heritage experience with awesome stories to understand a city's existence, culture and local trivia. 1. Visit scenic and beautiful hilltop Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar markets and listen to stories of the city's history, culture and life. 2. Explore the famous Nizam's House and Salar Jung Museum, Medina Mosque and many other tourists places. 3. Complete the tour with a big smile on your face and beautiful memories to cherish in your photos.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.61
per group
From
$48.61
per group
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Guided Tour of Museums in Hyderabad

Guided Tour of Museums in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, also known as the City of the Nizams, has several extraordinary museums that showcase the wealthy lifestyles of the rulers of this former princely state of India. The museums are housed in large palaces that merit a visit in their own right. From the world’s largest one man collection of art to a palace that had over 7 000 attendants in its heydays, this guided tour of museums is a must on every visitor’s itinerary. Highlights: • Salar Jung Museum • State Museum • Nizam’s Museum • Chowmahalla Palace
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$193.00
Price varies by group size
From
$193.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Guided Tour of Museums in Hyderabad

Guided Tour of Museums in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, also known as the City of the Nizams, has several extraordinary museums that showcase the wealthy lifestyles of the rulers of this former princely state of India. The museums are housed in large palaces that merit a visit in their own right. From the world’s largest one man collection of art to a palace that had over 7 000 attendants in its heydays, this guided tour of museums is a must on every visitor’s itinerary. Highlights: • Salar Jung Museum • State Museum • Nizam’s Museum • Chowmahalla Palace
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$154.00
Price varies by group size
From
$154.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Historic Hyderabad - a Heritage Walk

Historic Hyderabad - a Heritage Walk

Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond trading center and it continues to be known as the “City of Pearls”. The Qutab Shahi rulers, the Mughals, the Asaf Jahi Nizams, and the British have all lived in this city during the past five centuries.  Each group left their mark and enriched this city.  Throughout Hyderabad, you will find numerous palaces, monuments, tombs, minarets, and fortresses. Your walking tour will explore the cultural and historical heritage of this city. Highlights • Charminar • Laad Bazaar • Mecca Masjid • Chowmahalla Complex
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
Price varies by group size
From
$128.00
Price varies by group size
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