Taj Faluknama Palace - Hyderabad
Apart from the infamous Charminar and Fort of Golconda, the Taj Faluknama Palace has become something of a landmark in Hyderabad, attracting tourists from all over the nation and abroad. Formerly home of the Nizam of Hyderabad, the Palace offers clients nothing less than a fairy-tale experience, equipped with everything from large Venetian style 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.
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. Guest can now experience the famed Nizam’s hospitality which was once the sole preserve of royalty.
The luxurious, palatial feel of the city works best for a couple who wants to imbibe some of the Nawabi culture for a very unique experience. Apart from this unique experience, Hyderabadi food (including the Hyderabadi biryani) is a big plus especially for non-veg eaters.