Thursday, 24 January 2019 »  Login
I am at

UNESCO Award For Chowmahalla Palace

The famed palace had managed to edge out heritage sites in 23 countries to bag the award.
Hyderabad | 14th September 2010
The famed Chowmahalla Palace bagged the prestigious Asia Pacific Heritage Merit Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday.

Announcing this to media persons, Chowmahalla Palace Director G Kishan Rao said that the palace had managed to edge out heritage sites in 23 countries to bag the award.

Rao expressed his pleasure at the Palace bagging the award and said, "The Chowmahalla Palace has bagged the UNESCO award edging out many awe-inspiring and fascinating heritage sites of the country such as the Taj Mahal and the Red Fordt."

Kishan Rao said, "Chowmahalla Palace has been recognised with an Award Of Merit. The restoration of Chowmahalla Palace has rescued an extraordinary complex from years of abandonment, and re-opened it for contemporary civic use as a private museum after a meticulous process."

Rao added, "The project has restored a cultural oasis in the heart of Hyderabad, giving impetus to reviving local building materials and traditional ways of construction, as well as providing the public a glimpse into the lives of the old ruling family of Asaf Jah."

The Chowmahalla is only the palace in Hyderabad and in Andhra Pradesh to receive the prestigious Award Of Merit for the first time from UNESCO.

Chowmahalla Palace is one among the Nizam's Palace. It is also known as Khilwath Palace, which was once in the centre of the capital city Hyderabad.

Kishan Rao said that the dates on which the award will be presented will be known very soon.

Attorney General Vijaya Shekar Dass said that Falaknuma, Chowmahalla and Purani Haveli places are being renovated without disturbing their beauty. Care is being taken to bring the restorated monuments as close to the originals as possible, he said.

Courtesy: INN
filed in:  Heritage & Culture, Chowmahalla Palace, UNESCO
Be the first to comment on UNESCO Award For Chowmahalla Palace! Just use the simple form below.
LEAVE A COMMENT has 700,000+ monthly visits. Tell Hyderabad what you feel about UNESCO Award For Chowmahalla Palace!
[no link to your name will appear, overriding global settings]
To preserve integrity, allows ratings/comments only with a valid email. Your comments will be accepted once you give your email, and will be deleted if the email is not authenticated within 24 hours.
My name:

Dissatisfied with the results? Report a problem or error, or add a listing.
This page was tagged for
hyderabad which prestigious unesco asia pacific
chowmahalla palace
unesco palaces and heritage recognition in india, hyderbad
unesco recognized places in hyderabad
unesco recognised hyderabad
Follow on
© Copyright 1999-2009 LRR Technologies (Hyderabad), Pvt Ltd. All rights reserved. fullhyd, fullhyderabad, Welcome To The Neighbourhood are trademarks of LRR Technologies (Hyderabad) Pvt Ltd. The textual, graphic, audio and audiovisual material in this site is protected by copyright law. You may not copy, distribute, or use this material except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial use. Any trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. More on Hyderabad, India. Jobs in Hyderabad.