History

The Consulate General of the United States of America has its facility in Hyderabad at Paigah Palace, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet.

Under the leadership of the Consul General, the Consulate provides a number of services to Americans and Indians.

-Provides documentary assistance and services to ensure the security and well-being of U.S. citizens in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, and grants visas to Indian citizens.

-Explains and advocates the position of the United States Government and its citizens on bilateral and multi-lateral political, economic and social issues.

-Reports to the United States Government Indian views on issues affecting American interests.

-Promotes the expansion of American exports in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, advocates open markets, and assists American businesses in establishing commercial links.

-Facilitates cultural and educational exchange between the United States and India.

Facility

The Paigah Palace was built by Sir Vicar-ul-Umra, a Paigah nobleman. The palace was built after he gifted the Falaknuma Palace to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad state, Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI. In the hierarchy of nobles of Hyderabad, the Paigah family ranked immediately next to the ruling family of Nizams. The Paigahs were also the foremost palace builders of Hyderabad.

The Paigah palace is a double-storied building, built on a four-acre site. It is predominantly influenced by European architectural features such as beautiful carved woodwork, a neo-classical facade, a grand portico and arcaded verandahs on all four sides. Floral patterns decorate the top borders of the four walls of the high ceiling both in ground and first floors.

(Source: Wikipedia and APREDA)