Palaces in India

Marble Palace

Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth century Calcutta. The mansion is famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, from which it derives its name.

Mysore Palace

Ambavilas Palace otherwise known as the Mysore Palace is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the centre of Mysore, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the City of Palaces, and there are seven palaces including this one; however, Mysore Palace refers specifically to this one within the Old Fort.

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace

Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a 17th century palace erected in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak, a king of Madurais Nayaka dynasty who ruled Madurai from 1623–59, in the city of Madurai, India. This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles. The building, which can be seen today, was the main Palace, in which the king lived. The original Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure.

Mubarak Mandi Palace

Mubarak Mandi is a palace in Jammu, India. The palace was the royal residence of the maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir from the Dogra dynasty. The palace is located in the heart of the old walled city of Jammu and overlooks the Tawi river.

Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. The palace was built by Nizam Salabat Jung. The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams. The place is named chowmahalla, which means four palaces. All ceremonial functions including the accession of the Nizams and receptions for the Governor-General were held at this palace.

Leh Palace

Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. It is nine storeys high, the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms. The roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas.

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma is a palace in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It belonged to the Paigah family, and was later owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It is on a 32-acre area in Falaknuma, 5 km from Charminar. One of the highlights of the palace is the state reception room, where the ceiling is decorated with frescoes. The ballroom contains a two-ton manually operated organ said to be the only one of its kind in the world. The dining hall can seat 101 guests. The chairs are made of carved rosewood with green leather upholstery.





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