Have you seen the recent Hero MotoCorp ad? Hum mein hai hero? When I saw it, I was delighted to see a bit of Hyderabad in it!
This is the commercial:
At 1:40, of course, is the one and only Charminar. And at 1:46, do you see something like this:
This somewhat European looking palace is the Sardar Mahal. The sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Mahboob Ali Khan built it for his wife Sardar Begum in 1900. But she didn't particularly like the palace, so it remained unoccupied for a very long time. At present, GHMC has its office in Sardar Mahal, but there are plans to set up a museum in the palace: More here.
I shot these pictures more than a year ago, but I never got around to posting them, because I sort of agree with Sardar Begum that it isn't a very pretty palace :P But this ad gave me the perfect reason to post them :)