Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. Overlooking the twinkling City of Pearls, this enchanting palace exudes romance and grandeur that take one back to when the Nizam ruled Hyderabad. From the moment you arrive at Taj Falaknuma Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, the palace butlers treat you like royalty. Walk the walk of kings through the Grand Staircase to retrace the steps of Nizams, European royalty, enchanting Begums and distinguished Heads of State.
The five-star luxury hotel, spread over 32 acres, allows you to journey to the gilded ages, where opulence and excess is celebrated and savoured in equal measure.
The 60 rooms and suites are beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Each provides marvellous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad.
Go on a sumptuous, gastronomic ride at the Indian fine-dining restaurant, Adaa, and savour multi-cuisine specialities at Celeste. Enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea on the Jade Terrace or private dinners at the terraced Gol Bungalow with a spectacular, heart-stopping night-time view of Hyderabad city.
The stunning Durbar Hall, Jade Room and massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, and assorted gardens and terraces lend royal decadence to celebratory events and elegance to business meetings.
The royal experience
Feel holistically rejuvenated at the Jiva Spa, rooted in the traditional Indian approach to wellness; complemented with a wellness menu that employs the finest principles of Ayurvedic cooking.
The royal city of Hyderabad merges modern lifestyle with ancient heritage. Our Royist lifestyle team will gladly arrange your tours to art, culture and shopping destinations, as well as to spectacular landmarks like the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace and the famous Ramoji Film City.
The Nizam Suite
Shaped like a scorpion, the Nizam Suite was once the abode of the world’s richest man. Immaculately done up with ornate interiors and a private swimming pool, it welcomes you to experience the way the kings lived. This duplex suite is arguably the largest presidential suite in the country and, by virtue of its former resident, the most magnificent.
Princess Esra’s personal involvement in the refurbishing lends the suite grandeur and sophistication whilst the absolutely luxurious Cararra marble bathroom with its stunning Jacuzzi completes the royal experience.
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