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Taj Falaknuma Palace

Taj Falaknuma Palace

About Taj Falaknuma Palace

Passed on for generations like a precious jewel, Falaknuma Palace or ‘Mirror of the Sky’ was the royal guest house of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan. After ten years of delicate restoration, the Taj has infused new life into the sixty room private palace to offer visitors a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who once governed the legendary city of Hyderabad. What was once the sole privilege of those visiting royalty - King George V and the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II; is now open to the public (as of May 2010).

The palace boasts 60 unique rooms and suites with two restaurants, an outdoor pool and the Jiva Grande Spa on 32 acres of land. Nestled amidst immaculately manicured themed gardens, Taj Falaknuma Palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. Made entirely of Italian marble, the palace is home to a collection of priceless art and artifacts. The ornate inlaid furniture from Kashmir, the rich handcrafted tapestries and brocades from France, and intricate frescos with English as well as Indian influences, give the palace Baroque style. Today, each of these pieces has been restored to its original glory.