- Charminar to Chawmahalla Palace Heritage Walk
Legend says Qutub Shahi dynasty’s Mohammed Quli Qutub Shahi, used to perform his daily prayers at this spot. He prayed for the eradication of the deadly plague in the city. Once the menace ended, he built the monument in gratitude and in commemoration of the event. Later, in 1889, the four famous clocks in each direction were added to the main building.
The clock tower is 5 storied and was built in 1892 by Asman Jah, the erstwhile Prime Minister of Hyderabad. A garden surrounds the structure enhanced by decorative stuccos. Built in Turkish style, it has 4 clocks facing each direction.
Khursheed Jah Baradari
Chowmahalla Palace, the pride of Hyderabad is modeled after the Shah’s palace in Teheran (Iran). The word Chowmahalla literally translates as ‘four palace’ viz. Afzal Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal and Aftab Mahal. Its construction was started in 1750 by Nizam Salabhat Jung and completed in 1869 by Nizam Afzar-ud-Dawla Bahadur.
Charminar to Chawmahalla Palace