Purani Haveli

Location : The South east of Afzal Gunj Bridge near Dewandevdi.
Timing : 10:30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.
Open : Daily (Except Friday)

Purani Haveli lies to the southeast of Afzal Gunj Bridge near Dewandevdi in Hyderabad. Purani Haveli Hyderabad,Hyderabad Purani Haveli, Hyderabad Monuments Purani Haveli, Haveli in Hyderabad, Travel Purani Haveli Hyderabad Purani Haveli is a U shaped complex with a single storied central building in European style, bordered by two double storied oblong wings.

Purani Haveli (lit. 'Old Quarters') was originally established and designated to be the residential quarters of Mir Momen, the Peshwa(Prime Minister) of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in the late sixteenth century. It was acquired by Nizam III in the eighteenth century to renovate and designate it to be his son's (Sikandar Jah's) quarters. When Sikandar Jah decided to move to the Khilaurat complex, this place came to be known as Purani Haveli .

This architectural landmark of Hyderabad reflects the combination of 18th century European facades with traditional Indian courtyards. Two annexes are attached to the northern ends of the parallel wings. Purani Haveli Hyderabad,Hyderabad Purani Haveli, Hyderabad Monuments Purani Haveli, Haveli in Hyderabad, Travel Purani Haveli Hyderabad The 18th century European architecture is reflected in the main building which has many interesting pieces of antique furniture. One can see two vast courtyards surrounded by rooms and deep verandahs with semicircular European arches. It was built during the reign of the Asaf Jahis. Some rooms still have their tiled walls and mosaic flooring intact, and their multitude colours recall the past glory of the palace. A library and the Mukarram Jah Technical Institute form part of the complex. A museum with seventh Nizam's collection of gifts is also seen.

Purani Haveli, Hyderabad

Purani Haveli, Andhra Pradesh Tours & TravelsPurani Haveli is situated to the South east of Afzal Gunj Bridge near Dewandevdi. This is also a building based on Western architecture and noted for its cultural and historical background. When the layout of the city of Hyderabad was being planned, the ruler of the kingdom, Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah earmarked a large estate for the residence of Hazrat Mir Momin, his Chief Adviser and peshwa (Prime Minister), who widely emerged as a saint and as a statesman.

The main building is reminiscent of the 18th Century European architecture.Purani Haveli Hyderabad,Hyderabad Purani Haveli, Hyderabad Monuments Purani Haveli, Haveli in Hyderabad, Travel Purani Haveli Hyderabad Although the buildings in the complex were constructed in the second half of the 19th Century during the reign of the sixth Nizam, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur, the seventh Nizam, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur added the auxiliary buildings with spacious court yards.

How to Reach This Place

Road : Hyderbad, being Capital city is well conected by Road from all major cities in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra and Orissa.

Rail : Being headquarter of South Central Railway , Well connected from all major cities of India. Hyderabad & Secunderabad Rly Stations.

Air : Has international airport.

Purana Haveli is the main residence of Mahbub Ali Pasha, the Nizam VI. One of the neo-classical structures, it is a sprawling complex built during the mid-nineteenth century. That the Nizam lived a lavish life can be seen from the Massarat Mahal, situated on the eastern wing of the building. It houses the Nizam’s wooden wardrobe, a giant 73-square-meter room having two closets and an elevator. The two closets are of two levels, and the mechanical elevator is used to reach the top level of the closets.

The Nizam’s museum is also found in the Purana Haveli. Purana Haveli is open between 10:30 am and 5 pm, except on Fridays.

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