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Review of Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Viviek Rao

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  • Viviek Rao
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  5370 readers

"Just awesome place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2015
I been to Hyderabad many times but didn't find time to visit Falaknuma palace but this time I took time to visit this only place. This palace is pride of Nizams. This palace is very huge. Luxury and beautiful paintings. Must visit place in Hyderabad.
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  • 14 votes

Anju Jayaram

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  • Anju Jayaram
  • 11 Reviews
  •  54 helpful votes
  •  14207 readers

"Feel Royalty and be treated the same way"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 3, 2014
Dining in a royal palace and being treated as the Nizam's esteemed guest is just the silver lining to Falaknuma Palace. The Palace itself is wonderful with stables and a grand entrance outside and an even charming inside.' Falaknuma means mirror of the sky.' One needs to book prior to going to Falaknuma Palace. It would cost approximately Rs 2000 per person for dinner or lunch hence would be apt for romantic special occasions.
There are two amazing restaurants at Falaknuma one with Italian cuisine and one with Indian food. There are stay options also at Falaknuma for those interested in having a royal experience. The experience at Falaknuma rekindled the little girl in me who had wanted to become a princesses.
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  • 23 votes

Narasimha Addanki

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  • Narasimha Addanki
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  77 helpful votes
  •  7967 readers

"A Must See Attraction in Hyderabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014
Food is served inside the palace hence visitors are not advised to carry any food items while visiting the palace. Advance reservation has to be made via website or phone prior visiting to this attraction. Plan to send the half day in this palace and advised to visit on sunday.
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Muhammad Abdul gaffar

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  • Muhammad Abdul gaffar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews
  •  275 helpful votes
  •  10687 readers

"Palace for royal parties"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2014
Awesome place for marriages for royal families, it is on top of the city. At top of hotel we can see the whole city. I suggest you to go with this place.
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  • 151 votes

Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 521 Reviews
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"Royal lifestyle of king"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Falaknuma Palace is one of the amazing palace in Hyderabad. Currently it's belongs to Taj groups and which had been converted into hotel. This place is just amazing and you can experience the royal life style of kings in olden day. It's has been well maintained and worth visiting here however it's kind of expensive inside
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About Falaknuma Palace

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM

One of the finest palaces of Hyderabad, the Falaknuma Palace is located atop a hill at an elevation of 2000 ft earning its name the Mirror of the Sky.

This beautiful palace consisting of 220 extravagantly decorated rooms and 22 spacious halls was built by an Italian architect for the fifth Paigah Emir and later bought over by Nizam VI who used it as a guest house for royalty.

Feel the grandeur of royalty as you walk down the halls decorated with 40 of the largest and most exquisite Venetian chandeliers. The Nizam was an avid traveler, and the palace has some of the finest collections of paintings, statues, furniture, manuscripts and books from around the world. The Jade collection and the Collection of Holy Quran are considered to be very unique. Explore the scorpion shaped wings of the palace and discover ornate fountains and treasures of a bygone era.

A magnificently carved walnut roof covers the library and is said to be a replica of the one at Windsor Castle. Feel the opulence of royalty in the huge dining hall where the tableware is made of gold and crystal and which can accommodate 100 guests on a single table. The ballroom contains a two-ton manually operated organ, said to be the only one of its kind in the world. The treasures in the Palace are a feast for the eyes and a visit is well worth it.

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