Taj Falaknuma Palace - Hyderabad
Perched 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad is Taj Falaknuma Palace, a jewel amongst the clouds. Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. Overlooking the twinkling City of Pearls, this enchanting palace exudes romance and grandeur that take one back to when the Nizam ruled Hyderabad.
From the moment you arrive at Taj Falaknuma Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, our palace butlers treat you like royalty. Walk the walk of kings through the Grand Staircase to retrace the steps of Nizams, European royalty, enchanting Begums and distinguished Heads of State.
The five-star luxury hotel, spread over 32 acres, allows you to journey to the gilded ages, where opulence and excess is celebrated and savoured in equal measure. The 60 rooms and suites are beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Each provides marvellous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad.
DINING : The fare at the fine-dining and multi-cuisine restaurants at Taj Falaknuma Palace borrows the tradition of excellence and elaborate excess from the days of the legendary Nizami feasts; tempered by contemporary creativity. A class apart!
ADAA : The aromatic journey to indulge your senses at Adaa begins en route to this charming restaurant. Paved with a muster of peacocks by day or resplendent city views by night, the way to Adaa is as enchanting as the food. Carefully crafted, slow-cooked Indian Hyderabadi fare recreates the wonders of the royal kitchens.
CELESTE : This elegant all-day-dining restaurant offers classical Italian and Mediterranean fare that appeals to the palate of even the most discerning connoisseurs. The fine pizzas and pastas, antipasti and cutlets are created with ingredients sourced from across the globe. A truly bespoke experience for a bon vivant.
JADE TERRACE : This room’s essence is so tightly bound to the Nizam’s ageless persona that his presence is palpable. Magnificent Belgian cut-glass chandeliers adorn this room with a beautiful view. At the afternoon high tea service, enjoy an impressive collection of teas including the unique Nizam Blend with champagne, and classic and Indian accompaniments.
HOOKAH LOUNGE : Breathe in an array of flavours served in an exquisite handcrafted hookah apparatus and transport yourself several centuries back in time. Imbibe the extant fumes of royalty as a delicate floral scent lingers in the air, and try the Jasmine Sour Martini or Orange Coriander Mojito cocktails.
MEETING & EVENTS :
ROOMS - Float above Hyderabad at Taj Falaknuma Palace. Lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s wife, the guest rooms and suites at the heritage hotel perfectly marry the conveniences of modernity with Nizami splendour.
Address: Engine Bowli, Fatima Nagar, Falaknuma,,Hyderabad, Telangana 500053
Hotel Type: heritage
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