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The Nizam's Museum

Take a trip back in time at this old palace to see how one of India’s former ruling monarchs lived.

The Nizam’s Museum is based in the Purani Haveli, the palace of the former monarchy. The museum showcases the antiques and souvenirs of the affluent Nizam family. The collection includes gifts from visiting heads of state, such as pieces of gold and early 20th-century vintage cars. Take a guided tour around the museum and learn about the culture and history of Hyderabad.

The Nizam family ruled the state of Hyderabad for 224 years, starting in the 18th century. The museum was created at the command of the seventh and final Nizam.

Capture photos of gold and silver gifts from foreign ambassadors and heads of state. Peruse the family heirlooms and antiques on display in the museum, such as an ancient perfume bottle and a jewelry box studded with pearls. Admire the charming model of the city of Hyderabad, complete with tiny buildings, roads and parks. Take a look at the vintage cars, such as the 1930 Rolls Royce and the Jaguar Mark V. There are also extravagant paintings and maps in the exhibition.

Look inside the walk-in wardrobe where the Nizams’ kept their clothes. The extravagant armoire is 176 feet (54 meters) long. You can peruse recreations of the 19th-century dresses and garments on display. The Nizam wore each item of clothing only once before they were thrown away, so no originals are left. Use the 150-year-old elevator that still functions manually.

The Nizam’s Museum is located in the center of Hyderabad, near the Musi River. The Purani Haveli and Mir Alam Mandi bus stops are right next to the attraction. You can also take a train to Dabeer Pura Station. While you are in the area, consider visiting the Salarjung Museum, an interesting attraction near to Purani Haveli.

There is an entrance fee to the Nizam’s Museum, as well as a charge if you want to use your camera. The attraction opens in the morning and closes late in the afternoon. The museum is closed on Fridays.


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Hotel VJR Residency

Hotel VJR Residency

11-3/4/1 and 2, On NH - 7 Near, Hyderabad
1.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hyderabad, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Salar Jung Museum and Charminar. Chowmahalla Palace and Birla Mandir Temple are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel TARA International

Hotel TARA International

15-2-399 to 403, Hyderabad
1.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Nizam's Museum, Charminar, and Salar Jung Museum. Chowmahalla Palace and Birla Mandir Temple are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$12
OYO 1421 Hotel Nirmal Excellency

OYO 1421 Hotel Nirmal Excellency

Plot No. 4-8-37 & 38, Hyderabad
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
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Situated in Hyderabad, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, and Chowmahalla Palace. Birla Mandir Temple is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

$15
Hotel Geetanjali

Hotel Geetanjali

4-1-938/26/A, New Marketing Complex, Hyderabad
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Birla Mandir Temple, and Salar Jung Museum. Charminar and Chowmahalla Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$34
HOTEL GRAND SANDARSHINI INN

HOTEL GRAND SANDARSHINI INN

5-1-482/483, Jambagh Road, Koti, Hyderabad
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Hyderabad, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, and Chowmahalla Palace. Birla Mandir Temple is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.

$12
Hotel Bhavani Lodge

Hotel Bhavani Lodge

16-2-669/1 2nd Floor City Tower, Hyderabad
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hyderabad, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, and Chowmahalla Palace. The Nizam's Museum and Purani Haveli are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$14
Hotel Siddhartha

Hotel Siddhartha

4-1-465/466, Bank Street, Hyderabad
2.8
of 5, from 5 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Hyderabad, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Charminar, and Salar Jung Museum. Birla Mandir Temple and Chowmahalla Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).