Hyderabad’s Chowmahalla palace gets UNESCO award
Chowmahalla palace,once the royal seat of the Asaf Jahi rulers in Hyderabad, has bagged the coveted UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Merit award for cultural heritage conservation for 2010. Out of 43 countries, Hyderabad’s Chowmahalla palace has been selected for the award.
The restoration of the Chowmahalla palace has come in for appreciation by UNESCO for rescuing ‘an extraordinary complex from years of abandonment’. The project has restored a ‘cultural oasis’ in the heart of Hyderabad providing the public a glimpse into the lives of the Asaf Jah rulers, according to the UNESCO citation.