Hyderabad House

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Hyderabad House
हैदराबाद हाउस
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister of Thailand, at Hyderabad House, New Delhi.jpg
Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha, outside Hyderabad House in 2016.
General information
Construction started 1926
Completed 1928
Cost £200,000
Owner Before: Hyderabad Nizam
Now: Government of India
Technical details
Floor area 8.77 acres
Lifts/elevators 0
Design and construction
Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens
Other information
Number of rooms 36

Hyderabad House (Hindi: हैदराबाद हाउस), is a building in New Delhi, India. Originally a royal residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, it is currently owned and used by the Government of India for banquets and meetings for visiting foreign dignitaries.[1] It was designed by eminent British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was the Delhi palace of the Last Nizam, and a part of 'Lutyens' Delhi'.[2]

History[edit]

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for the Last Nizam of Hyderabad, after most important princely rulers in British India were inducted into Chamber of Princes in 1919, and were to attend the Chambers meetings in Delhi. It is situated next to the Baroda House, the erstwhile royal residence of the Maharaja of Baroda and currently the zonal headquarters Office of Northern Railways.[3]

After Indian independence in 1947, the palace was taken over by the Indian Government from the Nizam. It is currently used by the Government of India for banquets and meetings for visiting foreign dignitaries.[4] It has also been a venue for joint press conferences and major government events.

Architecture[edit]

Spread over 8.77 acres, and built in the shape of a butterfly, in Indo-Saracenic architecture. The entrance hall of the palace, a dome with an entrance hall beneath with symmetrical wings at fifty-five degree angle, is the outstanding feature. It has 36 rooms including a zenana, four of which have now been converted into dining rooms. It is located to the northwest of the India Gate.

With the exception of the Viceroy's House, it was the largest and grandest of all palaces built in Delhi by Edwin Lutyens during 1921-1931. The Nizam’s sons disliked the building, finding it too western in style for their taste and was seldom used.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NAYAR, K.P. (18 July 2011). "Ties too big for Delhi table - Space dilemma mirrors growth in Indo-US relationship". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Sharma, Manoj (2011-06-08). "Of princes, palaces and plush points". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Game of Thrones". Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  4. ^ NAYAR, K.P. (18 July 2011). "Ties too big for Delhi table - Space dilemma mirrors growth in Indo-US relationship". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hyderabad House at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 28°36′58″N 77°13′41″E / 28.616141°N 77.227948°E / 28.616141; 77.227948