Asman Garh Palace

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building_name=Asman Garh Palace


building_type= Royal Palce
architectural_style=Gothic
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location=Hyderabad, India
completion_date=1885
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Asman Garh Palace is a palace located in Hyderabad, India. The name meaning, Asman for "Sky", and "Garh" for "home", since the palace was located so high on a hillock. It is located on the road from Malakpet and Dilsukhnagar.

History

It was designed personally and built by the erstwhile Prime Minster of Hyderabad state Sir Asman Jah in 1885 on a hillock for leisure. He belonged to the Paigah family. He fulfilled his dream of building a home close to the sky. His real name was Mohammed Mazharuddin Khan, he was the grandson of the second Nizam, Sikander Jah.

Design

Its based on Gothic architecture and is in the shape of a European medieval castle. The granite turrets and arched windows of Asman Garh palace stand out.

The palace presently hosts a museum displaying archaeological relics. The palace presently is converted into a school (St Joseph's Public School, Asman Garh Palace branch)

External links

* [http://www.hudahyd.org/inside/heritagebuildings/pages/Asmangarh%20Palace%20-%20II%20B.html Picture of Asman Garh Palace]
* [http://www.hindu.com/mp/2004/01/21/stories/2004012100750300.htm The Hindu feature on Asman Garh Palace]


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