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 objets 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.
“Dum” or Cooking slowly under pressure forms the backbone of traditional Hyderbadi cuisine and the food is prepared “ithmenaan se,” which translates into “with a lot of patience.” Enjoy gastronomic gems culled from a series of state Banquet Menus. Using nouvelle culinary techniques, each dish has been painstakingly recreated with the same authenticity and attention to detail, which is the hallmark of a royal kitchen.
The rich interiors with its intricately carved mirrors and life-size portraits of the Nizam punctuate the ambien...
Inspired by the Renaissance, Celeste serves classical Italian and Mediterranean fare. Chefs have collaborated heavily with European connoisseurs to bring you the best, as ingredients have been sourced from every part of the world.
Cuisine: Multi Cuisine - All Day Dining
The Palace’s Jade Room was where dignitaries from across the world, kings, diplomats, artists and luminaries used to congregate and trade stories. Given that this was used for royal gatherings, including King George, Queen Mary and the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, it is only fitting that this be the most spectacular of all the Palace venues. Like its namesake, this room has rare collections of jade along with priceless treasures collected from around the world, Victorian style hand-painted ceilings and Belgian cut-glass chandeliers. The Jad...
The Hookah Lounge, with the ever-present fragrance of Jasmine, aims to recreate the romance of princely India during an era when smoking was an art in itself. The Lounge offers you a wide selection of Flavoured Hookahs, served from beautifully handcrafted apparatus. Mood lighting via candles, instrumental music, low seating and sumptuous upholstery all come together to create the perfect evening.
The Rotunda, located by the pool, is Sitting atop the flawlessly manicured tropical gardens overlooking the lush green landscape, the Rotunda is the ideal place to enjoy a light menu by the pool.
Get one with mind, body and soul as the Royal Jiva Spa transports you to a time when relaxation was both a finely-honed art and a practised science. With a philosophy rooted in traditional Indian approaches to wellness, the Jiva Spa is all about holistic rejuvenation and centers you like nothing else will. The rejuvenation experiences are masterminded by well-trained experts armed with exclusive natural products and a gentle approach to all round healing.
With a long-standing history of hosting European Monarchs, Heads of State and visiting luminaries, Taj Falaknuma Palace is no stranger to the grandest of events. Be it weddings, receptions or anything you deem special, the venues include the stunning Durbar Hall, the Jade Room, the massive 101-seater Dining Hall and assorted gardens and terraces - venues well acquainted with the art of celebration. Get the skilled staff to cater not only to your every need but also to cull the best gastronomic experiences that have been the hallmark of Taj chef...
Owing to their location in the Scorpion-shaped palace, Taj Falaknuma Palace's Historical Suites are also called Pincer Suites. Time stands still in delicate Edwardian artwork, antique furniture, grand high ceilings and luscious fabrics personally handpicked by Her Highness Princess Ezra.
The Royal Suites with opulent furnishings and intricate architecture are located in the Zenana Wing. The timber used all across these rooms are well seasoned 120-year-old Burma teak.
Even though you are 2000 feet above the city, the Palace's Grand Royal Suites will catapult you to a different kind of high. Spectacular panoramic views impatiently duel with the lavish artistry of the interiors as both compete for your attention. As a symbolic reminder of Islamic traditions gone by, the separate privacy section of the Begum Suite has been retained and designed for a time when women were meant to be unseen, private and in purdah. Additionally, the carpets in these Suites have been custom-made in Turkey to complement the existing upholstery.
In the past, if you had ever trespassed His Highness' Private Chambers, the consequences would probably have been grave. The Grand Presidential Suite was once the sanctorum of the Nizam, a man once thought to be the richest in the world. It is arguably the largest Presidential Suite in the country and by virtue of its former resident, the most magnificent - a place where royalty is celebrated in its purest and most unimaginable form.
The Suite is a self-contained oasis of luxury, a declaration validated by the presence of a private swimming pool, a private Jacuzzi, ornate furnishings and soothing marble fountain. It is where the past breathes the same air as the present, where intricately detailed restoration work rubs elbows with state-of-the-art facilities and experiences. Evidence of Her Highness Princess Ezra's personal dedication to its restoration can be seen everywhere, right from the custom-designed furnishings from Turkey, to the Cararra marble floors, which make up the bathrooms.
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