The former residence of the royal family of Hyderbad, The Falaknuma Palace has been leased to the Taj Group of Hotels and refurbished into a truly remarkable palace hotel.
Perched 2000 feet above the city of Hyderbad is Taj Falaknuma Palace. Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time.
This five-star hotel is opulent, luxurious and excessive in equal measure and beautifully refurbished. The 60 rooms and suites provide marvellous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-hundred year old city of Hyderbad. There is an Indian fine-dining restaurant and a multi cuisine restaurant. Breakfast and afternoon tea can be taken on the Jade Terrace or private dinners at the Gol Bungalow with spectacular views. The Jiva Spa provides an excellent menu of treatments or spend some time wandering through the vast grounds or relaxing by the outdoor pool.
During your stay at the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel, an excursion into the city is a must. Hyderabad is a major centre for the technology industry and home to many upscale restaurants and shops. Its a wonderful mix of very modern and very old. Its historic sites include Golconda Fort, a former diamond-trading centre that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital. The Charminar, a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets, is an old city landmark near the long-standing Laad Bazaar.
Why we like it
Sheer, unadulterated opulence which should be embraced and enjoyed.