Purani Haveli in Hyderabad

Purani Haveli Overview

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Purani Haveli is a fine specimen of the architectural expertise of the Nizams of Hyderabad. This place was initially built as a residence of Mir Momen, the Prime Minister or Peshwa of Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah in the 16th century. Later, in the 18th century, it was taken over by the second Nizam of Hyderabad who renovated it with the intention of passing it to his son. However, his son lived here for a short period and moved his residence to some other place. It was left abandoned for quite a long time, and that is how the edifice got its name - Purani Haveli. This place regained its glory when the sixth generation of the Nizams decided to shift back to this place.

Built over 200 years ago, this building reflects impeccable European architecture. The structure of the palace is U-shaped with two double storeyed oval shaped wings positioned adjacent to each other. One distinct feature of this palace is its wardrobe, which is believed to be the world's largest. You will be surprised to find that this wardrobe is built across two levels and connected with a hand-crank wooden elevator.

Visit the on-site museum that has on display some souvenirs and rewards presented to the last generation of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Worth mentioning among them are vintage cars like 1930-Rolls Royce, Jaguar Mark 5 and Packard.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 5 pm (Closed on Friday)

  • Entrance Fee Rs. 70 (Adults); Rs. 15 (Children); Rs. 150-500 (Camera)

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Location

Purani Haveli Road, Pathar Gatti, Hyderabad, 500002, Andhra Pradesh