Engine Bowli, Falaknuma, Hyderabad - 500053, India
A former abode of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace offers a seamless blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. Built in 1884, this palace property was converted into a heritage hotel by the prestigious Taj group in 1995. The palace has served as the royal guest house of several diplomats and dignitaries which include India’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Duke of Windsor. The luxury hotel exudes an aura of opulence through its Venetian chandeliers, antique furniture, priceless statues, grand marble staircases and rare artifacts. Taj Falaknuma palace accommodate its guests in 60 lavishly refurbished rooms and suites that whisks them into the royal epoch where grandeur and luxury are found in surplus.
The 60 lavishly designed guest rooms have been categorized into number of options. At these refurbished rooms and suites, Nizam of Hyderabad and their family have lived with all their opulence and privileges. Choose from the accommodation alternatives mentioned below and experience the opulence and indulgence of bygone era.
Characterized by marble flooring, valance curtains, antique furniture and equipped with services such as satellite television, in room safe and private bar, Luxury rooms epitomize royalty to the hilt.
These rooms offer better glimpse of bygone royalty as compared to Luxury rooms. Besides state of the art amenities, these rooms characterize rich fabrics, oak wood floors and hand painted walls.
These suites were personally designed by Princess Ezra. These suites are the best option for those who wants to experience classiness and indulge in loads of comforts.
Set in the Zenana wing, these Royal Suites feature elegant décor and opulent furnishings. Spacious and large, these suites exhibit excessive use of timber wood in its interior design.
Designed to house the royal ladies of the palace, Grand Royal Suites will bring you in awe of its lavishly designed interiors. These suites are suggestive of a bygone Islamic tradition when women were meant to be in purdah.
Delve in the opulence of Grand Presidential Suites where once the abode of the Nizam. Touted as one of the largest presidential suite in the country, these suites are the place where royalty dwell in its unimaginable form. The suites are housed with some additional features which include a private pool and a Jacuzzi bath.
What about some truly wonderful culinary experiences at various in-house dining outlets of Taj Falaknuma Palace? All the eateries at this luxury hotel endeavors to recreate the tastes and traditions that captivated the Nizam and their discerning guests in the past. Adaa
Savor the culinary delights of Adaa prepared in traditional Hyderabadi style of Dum which means cooking slowly and patiently. All the gastronomic gems featured in the food menu have once pampered the taste buds of the royal family. Rich interiors, king size portraits of Nizam rulers adorning the walls and an incandescent chandelier creates authentic ambience for royal dining.
For those who are interested in savoring traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, Celeste is the right place to be at.
Enjoy the plumage show by peacocks while savoring a hearty breakfast at Jade Verandah. Besides varied breakfast alternatives, guests can also opt for Charminar breakfast which Nizam of this palace used to offer their guests.
One of the most spectacular eateries in the palace, Jade Room has been used by dignitaries, diplomats, celebrities and kings for royal gatherings in the past. As the name itself suggests, Jade room houses a rare collection of jades and valuable items collected from all around the world. The place is best visited for its wide selection of afternoon tea and offers the best views of city.
Just as the name suggests, Hookah Lounge offers a wide selection of flavored hookahs in an ambience which recreates an era when smoking was a royal panache.
Set atop of luxuriant manicured gardens, adjacent to the pool, The Rotunda offers a light menu comprising of leafy salads and chilled appetizers.
Choose to dine in the comforts of your room and let the palace butler arrange for a private meal just few steps away from your bed.
There is no dearth of recreation alternatives at Taj Falaknuma Palace and they are impressive too. The varied activities that one can partake in include heritage walks, reading books at palace library and playing snooker at billiards room. The city of Hyderabad itself is housed with various tourist attractions such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda fort, Chowmahalla palace and the largest film city in India-Ramoji. Guests can organize sightseeing trips to all aforementioned places with the help of travel desk. Besides that there is a wellness spa where guests can rejuvenate their mind, body and soul.
For overall leisure and wellness experience at Taj Falaknuma Palace, don’t forget to visit the Royal Jiva Spa. Jiva Spa at Taj Falaknuma Palace is all about holistic rejuvenation with the help of Indian Ayurvedic and signature therapies of Taj group. The team of well-trained specialists makes sure that you walk out of the spa wearing a complete fresh look. All the therapeutic treatments and wellness massages are performed with natural products and aromatic oils.