Erra Manzil

Errum Manzil also known as Erra Manzil translates to ‘Mansion in Paradise’ is an expansive palace built on a hillock by a nobleman, Nawab Safdar Jung Musheer-ud-daula Fakhrul Mulk of Hyderabad in 1870.

Fakhar-ul-mulk built this in the Indo-European Baroque style of architecture, the palace had over 150 rooms furnished with Louis XVI furniture, nine-hole golf course, polo ground, stable for horses and a dairy farm. The palace was full of stucco and ornamental works.

Errum Manzil was used for royal banquets and other grand events. Later, the palace was taken over by the Government to be used as a records store-house . After some years it was again transferred into the hands of Public Works Department. Presently this palace houses offices of the Engineers-in-chief and the Chief Engineers of the Roads and Buildings and Irrigation/ Command Area Development Departments

Interestingly, its also infamous for the ‘Erramanzil Ghost‘. Its said that the house is haunted by the spirit of a headless ghost.

This ghost is of a person who was decapitated on the day of his wedding by some money lenders. He died, but his spirit still looms around the place.










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