yeswekhanThe chandeliers of the Grand Durbar Hall. Unlike many other palaces of India, the Chowmahalla Palace is still the private property of the royal family. Therefore, In an effort to revive the lost opulence of the Palace the descendants of the Nizam began to restore important sections.
As a result these chandeliers were brought in from Belgium. All in all of 19 chandeliers adorn the Hall. #throwbackthursday#travellingthroughtime#indiadiaries6mon
yeswekhanForgot to post this earlier. The left-hand courtyard of the royal bedroom. Another identical courtyard is on the other side. This point marked the transition when white marble became the style of choice instead of the usual red sandstone. This, among many other structures in the Agra Fort, is a clear example of Shahjahan's obsession with symmetry. #travellingthroughtime#throwbackthursday#architecture#indiadiaries6mon
yeswekhanThe great pillars of the grand durbar hall. In the heart of the Chowmahalla Palace lies the Khilwat-Mubarak, the royal court of the Kings of Hyderabad. Though the palace is modeled on the Shah of Iran's palace the interior presents a purely European influence. This was in order to please the British East India Company and by extension the British monarchy. One of the finest examples of the great wealth and glamour of the Nizams. #travellingthroughtime#worldheritage#ilovehistory#indiadiaries7mon
yeswekhanThe "Takht-e-Nishan" the royal throne of the kings of Hyderabad. This was the seat of power of the Asif Jahi dynasty from which they commanded the richest princely state in the Indian subcontinent.
Set on a platform of pure marble. The "Durbar" the royal court is one example of the splendour of the Nizams. #travellingthroughtime#royalty#architecture#indiadiaries7mon