|Nawab Mohammed Fazaluddin Khan,
(H.E. Sir Viquar-Ul-Umrah Bahadur-ll,
Prime Minister of the Hyderabad State from 1894-1901
Son Of Nawab Rasheeduddin Khan Bahadur
(Ameer-e-Kabeer-lll - Viqar-ul-Umra-l)
and Shahzadi Hashmatunnisa Begum Daughter Of
H.H. Nawab Sikandar Jah Bahadur
(Asaf Jah lll – Nizam lll)
Shahzadi Jahandarunnisa Begum 4th Daughter Of
H.H. Nawab Afzal-Ud-Dawla Bahadur
(Asaf Jah V – Nizam V)
|Shahzadi Jahandarunnisa Begum
also kwown as Lady Viquar
4th Daughter of H.H. Nawab Afzal-Ud-Dawla Bahadur
(Asaf Jah V – Nizam V)married to
Nawab Mohammed Fazaluddin Khan,
(H.E.Sir Viquar-ul-Umrah Bahadur ll,Iqbal-Ud-Daula.)
The Paigah Palace takes you on a journey into the glorious past. The grandeur of Hyderabad’s rich heritage comes alive as you walk into the portals of this magnificent palace built in the 1890's by the Prime Minister, Sir Vicar-Ul-Umra, also known as Iqbal Ud Dowlah, of the Hyderabad State. Sir Vicar-Ul- Umra was a leading light of the powerful Paigah family, second to none but the Nizams. The Paigahs were related to the Nizams by blood and marriage as the daughters and sisters of the Nizams were married into the Paigah family.
The Paigah Ameers (nobility) were famous for their beautiful palaces and Sir Vicar’s passion in this matter was perhaps unequalled, the prime example of that being the Falaknuma Palace which is synonymous with Hyderabad’s royal past. Sir Vicar was married to Princess Jahandarunnisa Begum, daughter of the fifth Nizam, Afzal Ud Dowlah. Every Hyderabadi is well acquainted with the story of how the sixth Nizam of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, Mir Mehboob Ali Khan, fell in love with the Falaknuma Palace at first sight and how it was promptly gifted to him by Sir Vicar. After this famous incident, Sir Vicar undertook the task of building Aiwan-e-Vicar, on a site used by his father Rashidudeen Khan (Vicar-Ul-Umra I) as a stop and a resting place when visiting the British Resident in Bolarum from his city palace.
The Aiwan-e-Vicar was a complex of palaces which had in it the ‘Mardana’ palace, the residence of Sir Vicar, now home to the US Consulate and the ‘Zenana’ palace, the residence of Princess Jahandarunnisa Begum, also known as Lady Vicar. Later, the portion covering the present Paigah Palace became the residence of her grandson, Nawab Nazeer Nawaz Jung, the son-in-law of the sixth Nizam, Nawab Mir Mehboob Ali Khan, by virtue of his marriage to the Nizam’s daughter, Princess Dawoodunnisa Begum. This was in keeping with her brother the seventh Nizam's orders. The portion of the Zenana palace, which today is known as the Paigah Palace, still has one of Sir Vicar’s descendants living in it. The Paigah Palace is a large two-storied neo-classical building with a portico, semi-circular Indian arches, Corinthian columns, projected and pediment windows and deep arcaded verandas on all the four sides. A beautiful palace in sync with its function of being a Zenana palace, it has wide verandas facing inwards overlooking a courtyard with lawn. The Paigah Palace also has a separate electronic surveillance control room to monitor all activities, as also pantry area.
Adjacent to the Paigah Palace is the grand Paigah Castle, its impressive design based on Gothic architecture. The Paigah Castle is a chandeliered air-conditioned hall, ideally suited for marriage functions, receptions, birthday parties, religious ceremonies and cultural events. Behind the Paigah Castle is the Paigah Guest House which boasts of four air-conditioned rooms for guests, as well those who oversee arrangements related to a wedding, reception or any other function.
The Paigah Palace where the Nizams were regularly and royally entertained, offers its regal ambience at affordable rates to the discerning customer. Aesthetics coupled with efficiency is the hallmark of the Paigah Palace Function Hall. Manicured lawns and the carefully nurtured trees with the majestic palace in its midst has the twin effect of being soothing as well as awe-inspiring. The Paigah Palace has been home to many weddings, functions, cultural events and religious ceremonies. Our rich experience enables us to cater to the varied needs of our clientele. Any occasion in the Paigah Palace promises to be unique and momentous and bound to be remembered for years to come! You can depend on us to plan every minute detail of your most cherished desires in entertainment in accordance with your wishes.
Paigah Palace is more than a mere function hall. It is a place that breathes history—one of the very few symbols of erstwhile Hyderabad’s grandeur, and among the last vestiges of its rich cultural legacy.
Tradition meets elegant modernity in Paigah Palace with a host of facilities to suit all occasions, be it a wedding, an engagement, a cultural event, a birthday party or any religious ceremony. Paigah Palace takes pride in having the most affordable function Hall.
Paigah Castle is a magnificent furnished, air-conditioned, chandeliered hall based on gothic architecture, ideally suited for all occasions.
Paigah Guest House
Paigah Guest House offers four air-conditioned rooms for guests, as well as those who oversee arrangements related to a wedding, reception or any other function.