Bella Vista, Hyderabad

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Coordinates: 17°24′51″N 78°27′35″E / 17.414122°N 78.459633°E / 17.414122; 78.459633

Bella Vista బెల్లా విస్టా
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General information
Type Royal Palace
Architectural style French
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Completed 1910
Design and construction
Architect French Architect

Bella Vista is a royal palace of the Nizam during the existence of Hyderabad State, now located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.[1][2] It is an Indo-European building standing on a 10-acre (40,000 m2) verdant campus. The building's French architect christened it as Bella Vista, meaning beautiful sight, since it overlooks the Hussain sagar lake. It is located in the Saifabad suburb and is modeled on the Henley-on-Thames of England.


It was in this palace that the heir apparent to the (throne) of Hyderabad, Prince of Berar, Nawab Mir Himayat Ali Khan, Azam Jah Bahadur, the elder son of the Seventh Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, lived[3][4] with his wife, Princess Durru Shehvar.

Some of the famous visitors to the palace include Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It now houses the Administrative Staff College of India.


  1. ^ "The Prince and The Palace". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Deen Dayal's eyes capture bygone era". Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Princess Dürrühsehvar of Berar". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Bilquis Jehan Khan. "A Song of Hyderabad". Retrieved 28 January 2012.