Want to experience the Nizami grandeur? Are you desperate to feel the royal richness? Then you must surely visit one of the best overseas holiday hotels in Asia and in the Indian sub-continent that is 'Taj Falaknuma Palace'.
Yes, every corner of the palace here narrates a story. Get ready to step into the regal Falaknuma Palace, perched 2000 feet above the city of Hyderabad. Feel like a prince or princess with the artefacts made with Italian marble. The furniture, paintings, marble works and chandeliers are the jaw-dropping particulars of the palace.
This royal rich palace was built by the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad Nawab Viqar-ul-Umra. Foundation stone was laid in the year 1884 and it took a total of eight years to complete the construction. Falak-Numa means “Like The Sky” or “Mirror of Sky” in the local language Urdu.
Until the palace was handed over to the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, it was used as the private residence by the PM Viqar-ul-Umra. After that, the Nizam used this palace only as a guest house for the royal guests visiting the kingdom of Hyderabad. The palace remained disused after 1951 until the restoration made by the 'Taj Group of Hotels' in the year 2000.
It took ten years for Taj Group of Hotels to restore the palace and now it is used to host guests in Hyderabad. It is now normally open to the public with luxurious facilities. Let us now dive deep into the tremendous amenities of this angelic palace.
Feel Like A Monarch
As soon as you reach your destination, porters receive your bags and you are transported in a horse-drawn carriage to the palace. Isn't it a royal welcoming? Yes, of course. It is like one of the awe-inspiring hotel arrivals on the earth.
Imagine a rose petals shower when you are entering into the palace! Wooh, it's one of the thrilling experiences. You will be greeted with welcome drinks, the receptionists with a beautiful smile give you a traditional flower and a greeting before checking into the palace.
As the Nawab was an avid traveller, after his visit to Europe, he decided to construct a European style residence for himself. The art of construction showcases the beauty of Italian marbles with stained-glass windows. Gol Bangla in the palace was designed after the White House on one side and the Buckingham Palace on the other side.
Library within the palace has around 5,790 books.
The world's most luxurious dining hall has a capacity of seating 101 people where the chairs are made up of rosewood and green leather.
Modern Accommodation With Heavenly Food
Though the palace has a historical touch, the rooms modern ones meeting all the qualities of today's luxury. The opulent rooms with best facilities will dive you to the royal rich feeling. The two main restaurants namely Adaa, which serves the traditional Hyderabadi dishes and Celeste which satisfy your taste buds with Italian and Mediterranean cuisine treats you like a real hero.
The Jade Verandah in the palace gives you the intense feeling of the sunrise and sunset as this royal piece is 2000 feet above the city level.
To enjoy the acute lavishness of the royal feeling there are some exciting drinks which will refresh you to the core. Along with the drinks, the local musicians with their tremendous talent in music fills your heart with delightful gratification.
There are 240 staff members who can assist you whenever you need them. The Jiva spa in the palace will rejuvenate, refreshes and makes you feel happy with a high level of amenities.
This palace is creating quite a buzz in the film industry as Salman Khan choose this artefact for his sister's wedding. And now, recently the Kollywood pair Aarya and Sayyeshaa Saigal got married in this extravaganza place.
On the whole, you just feel like a real prince/ princess when you stay in the grandeur 'Taj Falaknuma Palace'. Guys hurry up and visit this palace. Trust us, this will dive you to a different world where you will feel like a Monarch... And we especially thank Taj Hotels for turning out this heritage site into a beautiful hotel...
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