Chowmahallah Palace to have a high-end souvenir shop

Chowmahallah Palace to have a high-end souvenir shop
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A visit to the Chowmahallah Palace in the old city is all about images and emotions of a bygone era. Soon, visitors could also take back gifts that reflect the history of Hyderabad. A top notch souvenir shop on the lines of ones that are found atop the Eiffel Tower would be opened at the Chowmahallah Palace.

A visit to the Chowmahallah Palace in the old city is all about images and emotions of a bygone era. Soon, visitors could also take back gifts that reflect the history of Hyderabad. A top notch souvenir shop on the lines of ones that are found atop the Eiffel Tower would be opened at the Chowmahallah Palace.


Given the high standards of the royal family of Hyderabad, Princess Shahkar, daughter of Prince Mukarram Jah whose idea was to open a souvenir shop of international standard, is not leaving any stone unturned. Inspired by the souvenir shops in most of the historic cities, a souvenir shop is being conceptualised inside the premises of the Chowmahallah Palace. Arts and artefacts reflecting history of Hyderabad would be available in the shops.


The gifts would be perfect for art lovers and tourists visiting the city from different corners of the world. The concept set forth is taking shape and the shop will be ready by August. “It is being done very professionally, unlike other souvenir shops. The Princess wishes to maintain high standards,” said G Kishan Rao, Director Chowmahalla Palace and CEO of Yadagirigutta Temple Development Authority.


The historic palace being a private property, where expenses are borne by the royal family the government does not have any stakes. The management of palace will be selling the products unlike placing the items for purpose of showcasing in a museum. As most of the tourists visiting Charminar would be visiting the Chowmahallah palace, the experts designated for this venture would be keeping their interests in the view.


According to the official, this will be done very professionally, so that the City’s history is remembered by the people who buy the artefacts from the magnificent palace. Princess Shahkar who is keenly interested in launching this shop is already taking suggestions from the experts from various parts of the world.


Already the refurbishing of parts of the palace is in progress for the same purpose. However, the spot inside the premises is yet to be identified. It is believed that the concept was inspired from the historic cities of Mediterranean, particularly Turkey where the royal family is currently living.


With rich history, most of the cities in Mediterranean have top quality souvenir shops close to historic structures, which appeal to tourists. The palace already has the exclusive collection of pictures from the bygone era. This would be another attraction amongst the vintage cars, crockery, furniture, buggies and ensembles, which are on the display for the tourists.

By:Md Nizamuddin

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