Immersive Dining Experience
Taj Falaknuma Palace
About The Falaknuma Palace
Sir Viqar-ul-Umra, the Prime Minister of Hyderabad, after a visit to Europe, prompted to erect a European styled residence for himself. Originally designed by William Ward Marret in 1890, the palace boasts 1,011,500 square feet consisting of 60 rooms and 22 magnificent hallways. Residing within the palace, many priceless relics of the Nizams of Hyderabad are encased in, including artwork, sculptures, and preserved texts.
Situated on a hilltop, Taj Falaknuma Palace is the best vantage point to catch eyefuls of the sprawling cityscape. The Palace, which currently exists as a luxury hotel, still preserves the traditional greetings of the original residence with greetings and rose petals. Like an eagle sitting at an unsurpassable height, it commands breathtaking panoramas of Hyderabad City. Overlooking the balcony, you can expect to see more than 3-5 miles over the city.
Upon entrance to the Palace, you will immediately notice the precise craftsmanship and creativity of the design. Displayed throughout the halls are important cultural pieces tailing the lineage of the Nizams. Falaknuma Palace is also home to a treasure trove of almost 6,000 forbidden and rare manuscripts.
The Ballroom is an integral part of the Palace’s history. Sir Viqar-ul-Umra believed strongly in inclusivity and candor which is symbolized with the inclusion of a large ballroom and dining space. Inside the Palace exists the largest table seating a total of 101 people at full capacity. (If possible attach a pic of the table - easily available online.
Walking inside the palace is similar to traveling back in time. The Taj hotel group portrayed a terrific job preserving the Palace and its authentic heritage. Upon walking into the courtyard, you are immediately greeted by the surrounding agriculture and grand stature of the Palace.
At night the breathtaking contrast between the midnight sky and beautiful white Italian marble is made visible. The outdoor lighting brilliantly illuminates the stained glass windows creating mesmerizing snapshots of the palace's rich history and culture.