Chowmahalla Palace – Seat of the Nizams

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Situated in the heart of the Old City of Hyderabad, the Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, who ruled from 1724 CE to 1948 CE. Called the Nizams, the Asaf Jahi rulers were fabulously wealthy, and this is reflected in the gandeur of the Chowmahalla Palace.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: USD 12 / INR 750 per person
Platform: Zoom
What you need: An internet-enabled device with a decent internet connection
Recommended: Headphones and your favorite snack and beverage!

One of the most visited attractions in Hyderabad, the Chowmahalla Palace is home to the lives of the Nizams, who were amongst the wealthiest rulers in Indian history. We will explore the stories surrounding the lives of the Nizams, as well as the palace from which they ruled.

The lives of the Nizams and how they dealt with the British colonizers is a fascinating story, and flies in the face of the popular notion of the poverty of India. It also held an important place in world history as one of the last remaining Islamic kingdoms after the fall of the Ottoman empire, and definitely the most prosperous.

The virtual walk will be on Zoom, and you can travel back in time from the safety and comfort of your home!

Praise for our virtual events

Wonderful lecture Navin. Thanks so much — K

Trilogy session of Navin… Excellent walk the talk and finally the storytelling of the Siege of Golconda. We were back to the days of 8 months siege and got to know about the Shahs and Alamgir of Mughals. Thank you Navin, we look forward to more from you — SR

Excellent session Navin, thank you — R

It was like watching a movie Navin, you made it so interesting thank you — B

Thank you Navin. That was a wonderful session. Very beautiful pictures n well narrated story — A

Awesome walking through the fort. You gave more awesome way of storytelling which made the climb very easy. Thanks Navin — SR

Gem of a session — KR

Excellent session by Navin — JN

Very interesting session, Navin. Thanks for sharing your insights and interpretations that made the virtual walk special — LSK

Thank you Navin you have done in-depth study of the Qutub Shahis, we were lucky to listen to you and see the pictures — B

For taking us virtually to Golconda fort and an excellent Diamond Exhibition – Marvelous it was. Thank you so much Navinji — MM

Brilliant one Navin. I watched it like a fantasy movie. Similarly it has other parts too 🤩. Great storytelling👏🏽👏🏽

A great walk and talk tour Navin. Must have a real walk sometimes in the near future. 😊 Tombs can also tell Real tales as you did . Story teller of history… Thank you Navin

The entire webinar was indeed very novel. Kudos Navin!

It felt like we were actually there thank you Navin for taking us on a journey in this lockdown special

Fantastic session from Navin. The visuals took us on a virtual tour.

Navin Fantastic session.Well done.

That was a very interesting use of street view. Thank you Navin look forward to joining your Hyderabad walk some day.

Enjoyed the walk with you down the Qutb road.

Hi Navin, Im a tourist guide in Malaysia. Following the other with you was an awesome experience. You were so good so informative and i felt as though i was there in person..felt the son the breeze..even heard the birds in the park. Your story telling was brilliant. And Im missing my guiding so much now. Thank you Navin.

The video was good had the feeling of being there looking forward to the next episode

It was a wonderful and enriching experience.

Very inspiring and interesting guided online tour of the Qutub Shahi Tombs. Great Architecture, interesting to know the emperors had to built their own tombs. Thank you.

Very knowledgeable speaker who could hold our attention. Thanks

Saturday 28 November 2020 - 5 pm to 6 pm India Time

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