The Hyderabad city has its own history right from 11th century till the end of 20th century. The two great empires which ruled Hyderabad were Qutb Shahi dynasty and the Nizam kings. So we have witness a number of palaces like Falaknuma Palace, Chowmohalla Palace, Golconda Palace, King Kothi Palace, and Purani Haveli.
Purani Haveli is one of the rarely historical palaces in Hyderabad. It’s also known by its other name as Haveli Khadeem and it was the official residence of the Nizam.
Ali Khan Bahadur constructed this mansion for his son Sikander Jah. It was constructed in a lovely mix style of European and Indian architecture. The Haveli is in U shape and the residential palace located in the middle. The Purani Haveli holds the record of housing the world’s longest wardrobe which occupies entire length of one wing.
After the demolition of Nizam as the rulers this place was used as the museum with the rare collections of Nizam left overs. And presently it’s used as a school and college.
The closest MMTS station is Afzalgunj and the closest bus stop is Purani Haveli. So the Nizam rule over and the Purani Haveli is rare sight to visit now but still one who has love towards ancient historical monuments can visit this place which is open on all days except Friday with a free entry.