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Purani Haveli

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

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. 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. Purani Havali was built during the reign of the Asaf Jahis.

A library and the Mukarram Jah Technical Institute form part of the complex. A museum with seventh Nizamís collection of gifts is also seen.

The palace is open from 10:30 to 17:00 hrs and closed on Fridays. The palace is about 3 km from Hyderabad (Nampally) railway station and 2 km from Hyderabad bus station.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Hyderabad
Location: Hyderabad    


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