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A Sneak Peek Into The Nizami Grandeur Of Hyderabad

This Palace Took 22 Years to Design and 10 Years to Build! cityhyd.info
Falaknuma Palace is the former palace of the Nizam of Hyderabad who was rumored to be the richest man in the world at one time. Experience the grandeur enjoyed the Nizams and their Begums. Here's why you should visit it.

A Sneak Peek Into The Nizami Grandeur Of Hyderabad:

  1. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad (Telangana)

1. For The Architecture

For The Architecturesource: tajhotels.com

The epitome of 19th-century magnificence, the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor (English royal dynasty) architecture. Its stained glass windows throw a spectrum of colour into the rooms. Perched at 2,000 feet above the twinkling city of Pearls, the palace shines like a jewel amid the clouds.

Vaibhav Jain from Bhopal talks about his stay at Taj Falaknuma Palace. He says: “This palace is a real jewel! You feel like being a house guest of the Nizam family. Everything is done in style, magic stay.”

2. For The Royal Experience

For The Royal Experiencesource: johnnyjet.com

From the moment you arrive at Taj Falaknuma Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, you’ll be treated like royalty. The stunning Durbar Hall, Jade Room and massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, and assorted gardens and terraces lend an air of eminence. 

Ramesh Khatod from Chennai chats about his royal stay at Taj Falaknuma Palace. He says: “The hotel is located in the old city area of Hyderabad. The short ride to the top of the hill is by a luxurious Horse carriage. At the entrance, rose petals are showered on you. A welcome drink of your choice, you can choose or which is readily offered. The staff make sure you live King size at the Falaknuma. There is a dining room on the first floor with a real long wooden table and a toy train carrying the dishes around the rich wooden table. The hotel also has an officio room where the late nizam would spend his time for official work. The lobby's decor includes a large antique musical clock.”

3. For The History

For The Historysource: wikimedia.org

One of the highlights of the palace is the state reception room, where the ceiling is decorated with frescoes and gilded reliefs. The ballroom contains a two-ton manually operated organ, said to be the only one of its kind in the world. The palace also has a resident historian to give interested guests a free educational tour.

Amit Ghosh from Bangalore talks about his heavenly stay at Taj Falaknuma Palace. He says: “Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is possibly one of the bests of the Taj chain in India. A renovated Falaknuma Palace is now the five star property. A stay here can cost you a fortune, but the stay will be totally worth it. Wonderfully done interiors, classy furniture to go with, regal rooms, the absolutely mouthwatering royal delicacies add to its uniqueness. The spa and the pub deserve special mention.”

4. For The Lavishly Decorated Rooms

For The Lavishly Decorated Roomssource: indianeagle.com

The palace has 60 lavishly decorated rooms and 22 spacious halls refurbished by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Each room provides a splendid view of palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad.

Syed Faiz from Hyderabad talks about his stay at Taj Falaknuma Palace. He says: “The Taj Falaknuma The Taj Falaknuma is a beautiful palace and give guests an opportunity to experience the lifestyles of the nawabs/maharaja's of pre independent India. The room and suites are so tastefully done. The dining venues and parts of the palaces are simply out of the world. The rooms beautifully decorated and the staff could not do enough for you. We had a memorable stay.”

Fun Fact: The Falaknuma Palace also has the largest collection of Venetian chandeliers, with 40 138-arm Osler chandeliers in the halls.

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