Taj Falaknuma Palace – Hyderabad
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.
Those who have revelled in its opulence have revelled in its large Venetian 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.
The former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace has been rightfully leased by the Royal Family of Hyderabad to the Taj Group of Hotels Resorts and Palaces with Royal Family members having personally supervised part of the Palace’s refurbishment. Guest can now experience the famed Nizam’s hospitality which was once the sole preserve of royalty.
Experience 60 different ways to feel like royalty in our 60 breathtakingly luxurious guestrooms and suites. From globally renowned chefs to iconic restaurants, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces focuses on some of the world’s most revered cuisines, from the rich culinary heritage of the Subcontinent to popular Western, Mediterranean, Italian, French or Japanese dishes. Each restaurant creates a scintillating mix of cuisine and décor so guests can savour the aesthetics of a unique environment along with the culinary bounty on their plates.
Taj not only sets the standard for cuisine in India, it upholds its reputation for culinary firsts. We introduced the first Chinese restaurant, Golden Dragon, the first French restaurant, Zodiac Grill, and the first International restaurant, Pure, to India. Appropriately, we were the first to bring authentic India food to London. The Bombay Brassiere is a stand-alone restaurant that has been patronized by a veritable who’s who of celebrities for 25 years. The Taj chefs are international superstars, guided by legendary Executive Chef Hemant Oberoi. The restaurants of Taj Hotels are bestowed with the highest of accolades, from the Michelin-starred Quilon to the multi award-winning Wasabi by Morimoto. Dining at Taj is more than just a meal, it is an unforgettable experience imbued with lasting status.