Taj Falaknuma Palace

Lavish Taj Falaknuma Palace offers guests a chance to step into the shoes of Indian royalty, with the option to arrive by horse-drawn carriage.

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.


How to get to Taj Falaknuma Palace

The Taj Falaknuma Palace is located just 25 minutes or 8km outside of Hyderabad city centre.

Activities at Taj Falaknuma Palace

  • Heritage walk
  • Spa treatments
  • Unique dining experiences

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Taj Falaknuma Palace Highlights

  • Step into the shoes of Indian royalty in this magnificent former palace
  • Arrive by horse-drawn carriage and be welcomed by a shower of rose petals
  • Sleep in a lavish bedroom or suite fit for a king
  • Enjoy the services of an attentive butler throughout your stay
  • Indulge in spa treatments and a wide range of memorable dining experiences

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