Hyderabad's historic Mukhi House turned into museum
A HIDDEN GEM
THE MUKHI HOUSE … A Hidden Gem
Before moving forward to MUKHI HOUSE. Let me tell you about HYDERABAD first.
In the past, Hyderabad was known as Neroon Kot, Sindh's second-largest city. Hyderabad Sindh, like many other Indo-Pak cities, was once known not just for its educational and literary standards, but also for its ancient and historical sites, as well as its magnificent architectural masterpieces. There were various historical places in Hyderabad before the partition, but most of them are now occupied by modern residential complexes, due to the expanding population and the growing need for tiny residential units. The majority of the palaces, known as Havelis, were constructed by Hindu residents prior to the partition.
Before the partition, Hyderabad's Hindu population created beautiful districts such as Gari Khata, Paka Qila, Market, Latifabad, and many more, which are still visible in this lovely city as the best examples of architecture.
MUKHI HOUSE MUSEUM:
So let’s talk about MUKHI HOUSE.
Mukhi House was built by Mukhi Jethanand, Pritamdas' son. His brother Gobindram was the building's successor after he died. The palace lies near Pakka Qilla Hyderabad Sindh. They also imported the stones for this palace from Jodhpur, India. Sheesham (Indian Rosewood) and Sagwan wood are used for the doors and windows (Teak Wood).
Much of the Mukhi family went to India in 1947, soon before Pakistan was partitioned from India, while a few members stayed and visited the home until 1957. The house then passed through several hands before being abandoned and falling into disrepair.
The Sindh government's archaeological department rebuilt parts of the palace and transformed it into a museum at the Mukhi family's request in 2008, and invited members of the Mukhi family to visit the palace again in 2013 for the museum's opening. It has now been converted into a museum, with others open to the public.
Mukhi House is a masterpiece of architecture. The upper floor has four main entrances, each with gorgeous and huge windows that allow enough light to enter.
There are 12 rooms and two spacious halls in this two-story mansion. On the roof, there is a gorgeous dome that can be seen from afar.
The house has comfy beds, large windows, two doors in each room, and lovely porches in every room. Stone, marble, and iron are also used in construction. Each room in the palace also has a lovely balcony where visitors may stand and take in the scenery while breathing in the fresh air.
The lounge is designed to keep sunlight out while yet allowing access to each area through a door that opens directly through the door.
The woodwork on the stairwells, doors, furnishings, and tables inside the palace is exquisite, and the beds have been preserved in their original state so that visitors may see a picture of the past.
Along with the museum, the halls and rooms were retained in the old style and were only allowed to go so far in order to preserve the historical legacy.
MUKHI HOUSE is a Hidden gem. It is a great place to visit. In the end, I would like to say that you all have to visit this museum too.