The former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, the enchanting hilltop Taj Falaknuma Palace overlooks the central Indian city of Hyderabad. Guests arrive by horse-drawn carriage and are welcomed up the grand staircase into this five-star luxury hotel with a shower of rose petals, much like past Heads of State and other royalty. Inside, you’ll discover priceless Belgian chandeliers, magnificent stuccowork and a splendid marble fountain.
Accommodation at the opulent Taj Falaknuma Palace is in 60 lavish rooms and suites, lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra – the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Choose from Palace Rooms, which feature gleaming oak floors and beautifully hand-painted walls, or stay in an opulent suite which once hosted the world’s best and brightest leaders. Suites are spread across the scorpion-shaped palace for the utmost privacy and space.
Things to do on this captivating 32-acre property include an insightful Heritage Walk, which brings the regal history of the Taj Faluknama Palace to life. Take traditional afternoon tea on the Jade Terrace, enjoy a sumptuous private meal on top of the Gol Bungalow with sweeping views of the cityscape or have your butler acquire a made-to-measure “sherwani” suit. For the ultimate pampering experience, visit the Jiva Spa for a signature treatment.