Purani Haveli in Hyderabad
Address: The Nizam's Museum, Afzalgunj, Hyderabad-500002, Phone 040-24521029Timings: 10:30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. (There is ample space for car parking)
Open: Daily (Friday closed)
Photography is allowed here. You have to buy a separate ticket for taking your camera along.
History of Purani HaveliPurani Haveli was supposed to serve as residence of Mir Momen, Peshwa (Prime Minister) of Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah. Mir Nizam Ali Khan, the II Nizam, acquired it from Rukunudhaulah (Momin Dynasty) in 1717. Around 1777, Ali Khan Bahadur, Asaf Jah II further built it for his son Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III (1803-1829) who inhabited in this haveli for a brief period.
Architecture of Purani HaveliPurani Haveli symbolizes European architecture beautifully synthesized with Hindu and Islamic motifs and forms of the 18th century, with the delightful Mirror House or Ayina Khaana and Chinese House or Chini Khaana. It showcases the architectural sensibilities of the Asaf Jahis.
The central building is single storeyed with two double storeyed oblong wings. The entire structure is U shaped and comprises of delightful courtyards, verandas and two annexes. The verandas are deep with semicircular European arches.
Museum in Purani HaveliThe Nizam's Museum has various artifacts of the last Nizam displayed well. These include gifts, souvenirs, mementos, vintage cars etc. The library too is well equipped.
Antique furniture, tiled walls, mosaic flooring still sing the glory of past splendour. The marble entrance hall and inside the main building, the Italian marble stairs with exquisite marble figures, portraits of British Governor Generals, all add up to make up the charming interiors of the palace.
Address:Princess Shehkar College for Women, Purani Haveli, Charminar, Hyderabad, Phone 040- 24524306
Distance of Important Places from Purani Haveli
- Imliban Bus Stand: 1.1 kms
- Jubilee Bus Stand: 9.1 kms
- Secunderabad Station: 7.6 kms
- Panjagutta X Roads: 7.5 kms
- Kukatpally HB: 16.9 kms
- Begumpet Airport: 8.9 kms
- Trimulgherry RTA: 11.3 kms
- Madhapur (Cyber Towers): 13.5 kms
- Dilsukhnagar: 4.6 kms
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