Rooms & Suites: 60
Retrace the steps of Nizams, European royalty, enchanting Begums, distinguished Heads of State and walk the walk of Kings through this Palace in the sky.
2000 feet above Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace's 60 beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored rooms allow you to journey into the clouds and into the glided ages, where grandeur and excess is celebrated and savoured in equal measure. Those who have revelled in its opulence have revelled in its large Venetian chandeliers, rare furniture, grand marble staircases and gurgling fountains, priceless statues, and objects d'art, stained-glass windows, unique sketches and murals encased in ornate frames, a world-class collection of crystal as well as the Mughal, Rajasthani and Japanese gardens personally conceived by the Nizam. The Palace Library, a replica of the one at Windsor Castle, is a collector's envy as it is home to the rarest of manuscripts, books and one of the most acclaimed collections of the Holy Quran in the country, all of which were selected and brought back by the Nizam himself.
The former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace has been rightfully leased by the Royal Family of Hyderabad to the Taj Group of Hotels Resorts and Palaces with Royal Family members having personally supervised part of the Palace's refurbishment. Guest can now experience the famed Nizam's hospitality which was once the sole preserve of royalty. Hyderabad is about doing as the Hyderabadis do, which means getting an equal dose of shopping and glamour interspersed with the culture and the art. While it is a celebrated destination for pearls, you can also shop for attars (Indian perfumes), jewelry, bangles of lac and glass as well as traditional Pochampalli sarees. You can explore the meandering streets dotted with seller's kiosks in motorized tuk tuks, perhaps the best way to get under the skin of this ancient 400-year-old-city.
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Business Meeting, Romantic Getaway, Wedding
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)
November through April