| PuranaPul meaning old bridge, spanning the Musi was built in 16th century during the reign of Qutb Shahis, for quick travel between Golconda and Hyderabad.It was the entry bridge into the capital of Hyderabad state.The bridge is now defunct, and is used as a flea market. It is cherished as one of the oldest landmarks of Hyderabad.
The PuranaPul (also known as 'pyarana pul'), the first bridge of the Old City built in 1578, According to the legend, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah was in love with Bhagmati, a Hindu girl who lived on the other side of Musi river. His father the king decided to build the bridge so that his son could cross over the river safely.
The bridge has 22 arches and is 600 feet long and 35 feet broad and 54 feet above the river bed. The bridge was also built out of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali's concern for his people and so the bridge was always known as a symbol of love - of a father for his son, of a prince for his beloved, of a monarch for his people. There is an old mosque called as Mian Mishk Masjid close to Purana pul.