Purani Haveli Hyderabad Entry Fee
80 per Adult
15 per Child
150-500 for Camera
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Purani Haveli Hyderabad Address: Pathar Gatti, Near Princess Durru Shehvar Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500002, India
Purani Haveli Hyderabad: is located at the South east of Afzal Gunj Bridge near Dewan Devdi. It is a U shaped complex with a single storied central building in European style which was originally established as the residential quarters of Mir Momen, the Peshwa of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah around 16th century.
Purani Haveli one of the popular tourist spots in Hyderabad was later acquired by Asaf Jah II, the second Nizam of Hyderabad in 18th century who renovated the palace and designated the same to his son Sikandar Jah, the third Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shikandar Jah moved to the Khilaurat complex. From then on, the place has been popularly known as Purani Haveli, which literally means ‘Old Palace’. In 19th century, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Siddiqi again made this place as his official residence. It was then the glory and grandeur of past was returned to Purani Haveli.
Purani Haveli is known for its captivating combination of 18th century European facades and traditional Indian courtyards. It presents a picture of how the city of Hyderabad was in 18th century.
The main building of Purani Haveli showcases 18th century European architecture which can be seen in its antique furniture and intricate interior decorations. As you take a tour of the entire haveli, you can see vast courtyards surrounded with rooms and deep verandas which have semicircular European arches. It is a U shaped complex. On its centre, there is a single storied building which is the main royal palace. The courtyard showcases an Indian style. Both the architectural style seems to complement each other. Although with time the structure is losing its original grandness, few of the rooms in the haveli still boasts of colorful tiled walls and mosaic flooring which are almost intact.
It is bordered by two double storeyed oblong wings. There are beautiful courtyards in both the wings with rooms around them. Some of the rooms still have the mosaic flooring and tiled walls with their colours still looking afresh. The western wing houses the wardrobe that is said to be longest in the world, which has been made in two levels along with a wooden elevator. It is said that it has the capacity to hang about 730 pairs of royal attires.
Currently, the haveli has the Nizam’s Museum and is consisted of various artifacts of the last Nizam of Hyderabad. Some of these are souvenirs and mementos given by the different dignitaries of the world to the last Nizam along with a 1930 Rolls-Royce, a Packard, and a Jaguar Mark V. There is also a library and Mukarram Jah Technical Institute inside the complex.
You can visit the haveli throughout the week except on Fridays. The visit timings are from 10:30 AM to 5 PM. The entry fee for Purani haveli is Rs. 80 per person for adults and Rs. 15 per person for children. Fee for camera may vary from Rs.150 to Rs. 500.