Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

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The Taj Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest hotels in Hyderabad. Taj Falaknuma Palace is a 20-minute drive from Ghandi Hyderabad airport, a 45-minute drive from the new city, and about 10 minutes from Charminar.

Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, some say to be the richest man in the world at one time. From this scorpion-shaped palace you can look over the City of Pearls, this palace exudes romance and grandeur.

The five-star luxury hotel is situated on 32 acres, including natural lawns. The 60 rooms and suites were refurbished by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Each provides lovely views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad.

Located within is an Indian fine-dining restaurants, Adá and Celeste. Choose Celeste for fresh Mediterranean fare, or if you have a bit more time on your hands, opt for traditionally slow-cooked “Dum” at Adá. Enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea on the Jade Terrace. Durbar Hall, Jade Room and large dining hall are filled with Belgian chandeliers, gardens and terraces – which lend elegance to events and business meetings. There is also Jiva Spa, rooted in the traditional Indian approach to wellness; complemented with a wellness menu that employs the finest principles of Ayurvedic cooking.

The hotel will gladly arrange tours to art, culture and shopping, as well as to landmarks like the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace and the famous Ramoji Film City.

There are only 60 rooms are available, ranging from Luxury Rooms facing the courtyard, to the Grand Suite, complete with private pool, jacuzzi, and fountain.

The Taj Falaknuma Palace is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life, make sure to visit when you are next in Hyderabad!