This Enchanting Palace in Hyderabad Is Where You Need To Spend The Weekend

Falaknuma Palace is a majestic structure made with classic Italian marble that stands on a 2,000 ft hill, overlooking the beautiful city of pearls. Built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra in 1894, it took him almost a decade to complete the construction. It was designed by an English architect William Ward Marret and every corner was designed with glamour, style, glory and royalty. Today, the enchanting Falaknuma Palace is a luxury hotel that treats their guests with utmost royalty. It was taken over by the Taj Group and renovated and restored into a 5-star hotel in the year of 2010. Now it is famously known as the Taj Falaknuma Palace.

Right from welcoming their guests in a horse carriage, amazing rooms and suites, beautiful terraces to gorgeous Belgium chandeliers, grand staircases, spa and high-end fine dine restaurants, the Taj Falaknuma Palace offer only the best of everything to their guests. The palace is a perfect blend of rich cultural heritage of Hyderabad with modern lifestyle and amenities.

Royal Services and Highlights

Celeste Restaurant at the Taj Falaknuma Palace


Guest are serves with aromatic and royal Hyderabadi cuisine at Adaa. A fine dine restaurant serving the recipes recreated from the royal kitchen. 


Celeste takes you on a gastronomical ride offering authentic Italian and Mediterranean delicacies. Ingredients for pizzas, pastas, antipasti, cutlets and many other dishes are sourced from all around the world. 

Gol Bungalow

Overlooking the amazing panorama of the city of pearls, Gol Bungalow serves meals with an amazing and unique experience. Dine where the  royals like King George V & Queen Mary once visited. 


This 101-seater dining hall is embellished with Belgium chandeliers and along with the Durbar Hall, Jade room and brilliantly designed gardens and terraces are perfect for grand events and celebrations. 

Jiva Spa

Jiva Spa at the Taj Falaknuma Palace

Jiva Spa offers great relaxation and rejuvenation through their signature spa treatments. Along with that they offer various Indian Spa therapies, Body scrubs and wraps and conduct Yoga and meditation sessions. 

Library Rare Books

Library at Falaknuma palace is as big as a large banquet hall. It also acts as the passage between other areas. A treasure in itself, library houses rare books that were collected by the family of Nizam for many decades. Collection of over 5976 personally owned books by Nizam family, consists of many languages like English, Persian and Urdu and genres like travel, pets, art, Architecture and poetry. 

Live Qawwali Performance 

Today, guests of the palace are treated with live Qawwali performance Every Evening. Such a great way to spend evenings with friends at the Qawwali performances.

Heritage Palace walk

Time travel to the era of royals and watch the history of Falaknuma Palace come alive on the Heritage Walk of the Palace. You are guided by the butlers through the enchanting rooms and halls with its own Nizam story. 

Stay in Royal Spaces
Palace Room Garden View

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Palace rooms are designed keeping the grandeur of Falaknuma Palace. Tasteful furniture, oak wood floors, intricate tapestry,  canopied bed and beautifully hand-painted wall motifs. Stunning garden views can be enjoyed from decently sized (710 sq.ft.) and occupy upto 4 guests.

Price: INR 40,000

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Historical Suite City View

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These suites are located at the front part of the palace and has the most amazing views of the city from its balcony. Areas ranging from 590 sq. ft. to 1,650 sq. ft., they avail the posturepedic mattress for comfortable sleep and Egyptian cotton bed linen.

Price: INR 64,000

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Royal Suite Garden View

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Royal Suites with garden view are kept as original as possible bringing the old world charm with excellent interiors and decor. It is located in the feminine wing of the palace.

Price: INR 86,000

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Grand Royal Suite Garden View

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There are only three Grand Royal Suite with amazing views of the courtyards and designed in a conventional way. They offer living room and a separate bedroom. 

Price: INR 1,20,000

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The Nizam Suite

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The grandest of all, the Nizam Suite comes with its private pool, access to Jiva spa overlooking the beautiful gardens. It is designed with amazing intricate detailing and unimaginable convenience and amenities. Oh, you also get a personal butler.

Price: INR 6,00,000

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Attractions near The Taj Falaknuma Palace


Located at the heart of the city, Charminar is one of the most popular architecture attractions in Hyderabad. Built in the year 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, it reminds us of the Cezia style architecture. There are four minarets of 48.7 meters and 45 prayers spaces in the mosque built inside Charminar. 

Golconda Fort

Golconda fort was originally built during the Yadava Dynasty which then later came under many other ruling dynasties and emperors. Dating back to the 13th century, Golconda fort is that one place that you shouldn't miss to visit when in Hyderabad. Its natural acoustic effects makes it more unique.

Hussain Sagar Lake 

Hussain Sagar Lake is Asia's largest artificial lake, which connects two major cities, Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It was excavated in 1562 AD, during the period of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. There is a Buddha statue in the middle of the lake which is 16 meter tall.

Other Attraction You Should Check Out

Ramoji Film city

Chowmahalla Palace

Salar Jung Museum


Jala Vihar

Birla Mandir

Nehru Zoological Park


Engine Bowli, Fatima Nagar, Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Telangana 500053

How to reach Taj Falaknuma Palace

Only 20 mins drive from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the hotel is quite accessible. Is it only 5 km from the ancient Charminar and just 15 mins drive from Banjara Hills. 

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