Purani Haveli – Nizam’s Museum

On International Museum Day (18th May) – a flashback from one of the most beautiful museums I have visited: Purani Haveli – Nizam’s Museum – in Hyderabat, India.

Purani Haveli (Masarrat Mahal palace / Haveli Khadeem – “old mansion”) – a palace and former official residence of the Nizam – ruler of Hyderabad. Built in 18th century by Ali Khan Bahadur, Asaf Jah II for his son Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III, who after some time spent here moved to Chowmahalla Palace.

Within that U-shaped palace complex Mirror House (Ayina Khaana) and Chinese Glass House (Chini Khaana) were also constructed. Inside the Purani Haveli there is the world’s largest wardrobe (belonging to the 6th Nizam – Mahboob Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI) and a 150-year-old wooden lift, manually operated.

Today the palace houses a school, an industrial training institute and the Nizam’s Museum, opened in 2000. The museum is dedicated to the last Nizam of Hyderabad – Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII and presents the gifts he had received for his silver jubilee celebrations in 1936 (among them: tiffin box studded with diamonds, miniature silvier replicas of the landmark buildings in Hyderabat).

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Travel Challenge – Day 8

Travel Challenge! I was invited by an amazing travel passionate Anita from 100 Country Trek (thank you!) to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days. – without explanation – then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. Many of you are already busy with the challege. However, if you wish to participate, please feel nominated! And have fun posting travel photos (and please link back to me that I will not miss them!). If you know where my photo was taken – let me know in the comment. Enjoy! ♥

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Travel Challenge – Day 1 | Travel Challenge – Day 2 | Travel Challenge – Day 3 | Travel Challenge – Day 4 | Travel Challenge – Day 5 | Travel Challenge – Day 6 | Travel Challenge – Day 7 | Travel Challenge – Day 9 | Travel Challenge – Day 10 | Travel Challenge – Gallery

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Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad, India

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Eating out in Hyderabad

Biryani – one of the most popular dishes in South Asia, made with semi-cooked rice, Indian spices, meat, prawn, fish, vegetables or eggs. Developed by the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. The word “biryani” comes from Persian “birian” (“fried before cooking”).
One of India’s most famous biryanis is Hyderabadi biryani, orginally made with basmati rice, spices and goat meat.

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