The Heritage Trail 2: Old City, Hyderabad

After the first walk we were very interested to walk the rest of the routes also, and ended up attending the Walk 3.

This route as usual started at Charminar and this time mostly covered the old buildings in the north eastern area around Charminar starting at Nizamia Hospital and ending at Purani Haveli.

Nizamia General Hospital / Unani Hospital: Built in 1938 by the last Nizam of Hyderabad State, HEH Osman Ali Khan

Nizamia General Hospital / Unani Hospital

Built in 1929 by the last Nizam of Hyderabad State, HEH Osman Ali Khan, under the schemes for post-flood development, designed by Vincent Esch, in the Indo – Saracenic architecture style.

Mecca Masjid: Opposite to the Hospital.

Mecca Masjid

Sardar Mahal

Sardar Mahal

Though the style reflects European architecture, the design and construction was indigenous; built in 1900 for the use of Sardari Begum the wife of the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad. Currently it is being utilized as the south zone office of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

The old gateways of the city!

Glimpses of the old in the new



The minarets of Bargah Panj-e-Shah-e-Vilayat visible through the entrance of Kadam-e-Rasul Alava; and the Mansoor Khan’s Mosque – remnants from the Qutab Shahi Period.

Inside the mosques




The Old Palace

Purani Haveli – The Old Palace