HEH The Nizam’s Museum
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Lonely Planet review
The 16th-century Purani Haveli was home of the sixth nizam, Fath Jang Mahbub Ali Khan (r 1869–1911). He was rumoured to have never worn the same thing twice: hence the 72m-long, two-storey Burmese teak wardrobe. In the palace’s former servants’ quarters are personal effects of the seventh nizam, Osman Ali Khan, and gifts from his Silver Jubilee, lavish pieces that include an art deco silver letterbox collection. The museum’s guides do an excellent job putting it all in context.
The rest of Purani Haveli is now a school, but you can wander around the grounds and peek in the administrative building, the nizam’s former residence.