Wherever you get here from, you'll need soothing from road rage and perhaps the trauma of a few bumps - let's not forget where this is located. So soothing it is at Chowmohalla.
The Chowmohalla Palace, together with the Department of Culture, is organising a summer festival of arts and crafts, from 21st April to 1st May. The festival will have several cultural programs in the evenings, as below:
21st April (Evening dedicated to poet Amir Khusrau)
7:00pm - Kathak dance by Mangala Bhatt
8:00pm - Ghazals by Devi Ramana Murthy and Javeed
23rd April (Evening dedicated to Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan)
7:00pm - Hindustani vocal by Ajay Chakravarthy, a disciple of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
25th April (Dedicated to Aziz Ahmed Khan Warsi)
7:00pm - Qawwali by Shahid Ahmed Khan Warsi, son of Aziz Ahmed Khan Warsi
26th April (Dedicated to Ustad Bismillah Khan)
7:00pm - Shehnai recital by Shailesh Bhagwat & Prem Shankar, disciples of Ustad Bismillah Khan
27th April (Dedicated to poet Shajji)
7:00pm - Ghazals by Vittal Rao & Indira Naik
29th April (Dedicated to Hyderabad Heritage)
7:00pm - Qawwali Muqabla between men and women qawwals of Hyderabad
8:00pm - Dholak-E-Geet
30th April (Dedicated to great saints of the country)
7:00pm - Ghazals by Anup Jalota
1st May (Dedicated to Begum Akhtar)
7:00pm - Hindustani vocal duet by Rajan and Sajan Mishra
In addition to the above cultural programs in the evening, a crafts bazaar representing the countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Thailand is being set up from 10:00am till 10:00pm daily, except on 22nd, 24th and 28th April. On these 3 days, the palace will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm only.
The entry to the crafts bazaar and the cultural programs is by tickets of Rs. 25 per head. For further details, please contact the venue at 2452-2032.