Bella Vista is a regal palace once used by the Nizam during the time Hyderabad State was in existence. Situated in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, this Indo-European architecture stands proudly within a lush 10-acre campus. The building was named Bella Vista, translating to "beautiful sight", by its French architect due to its overlooking view of the Hussain Sagar lake. It is nestled in the Saifabad suburb and takes its architectural inspiration from Henley-on-Thames in England.
Constructed in 1905 by Muslehuddin Mohammed, who held the title Hakim-ud-Dowla and served as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Hyderabad, the palace was his dwelling until 1914 when he succumbed to plague at age 57. Following his death in 1916, his family decided to sell the palace. The last Nizam purchased the palace, including the furniture, for Rs 60,000 in 1917.
The eldest son of the Seventh Nizam-Mir Osman Ali Khan, who was the heir apparent to the Hyderabad throne - Prince of Berar, Azam Jah, resided in this palace with his wife, Princess Durru Shehvar.
Prominent figures like Muhammad Ali Jinnah have been known to visit the palace. Currently, it is home to the Administrative Staff College of India.