Purana Haveli


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Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: Near Charminar

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 kms from Nampally Railway Station (1 Km from Charminar - southeast of Afzal Gunj Bridge), Purana Haveli is the main residence of Mahbub Ali Pasha, the Nizam VI.

Purani Haveli is a 'U' shaped complex with a single storied central building in European style, bordered by two double storied oblong wings. The lavish life lived by Nizam 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-sqm 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. A library and the Mukarram Jah Technical Institute form part of the complex.

The Nizam's museum is also found in the Purana Haveli with seventh Nizam's collection of gifts.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Fridays

Entry Fee: Rs. 80 for Adults, Rs. 15 for Child & Rs. 150 for Camera