Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

 

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Falaknuma is a very popilar palace in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. {It is not open to public for sightseeing as ity staken over by Taj Group of Hotels}

Paigah family of Hyderabad ownes the property and was later purchased by the Nizam of Hyderabad.

On 32-acre (13 ha) area in Falaknuma, its about 5 kilometers away from Charminar.

It was constructed by Nawab Sir Viqar-ul-Umra who was Prime Minister of Hyderabad and the uncle & brother-in-law of the Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad Sir Mir Nawab Osman Ali Khan The name Falak-numa means “Like the Sky” or “Mirror of the Sky” in Urdu.

It was the Prime Minister’s residence at that time, the palace was later handed over to the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad in between 1897–1898. His amblem if Nizams is still existyson the furniture, ceiling, walls of the palace.

The total cost of the palace including the furnishings and carpets and artifacts was about 4 million (40 lakhs) INR. The money was borrowed from Bank of Bengal. In 1897, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Mahbub Ali Khan was invited to stay and enjoy the facilities of the paclace. He like it very much and also extended his stay for another week, later for a fortnight, followed by a month, a thought clicked in the mind of Sir Viqar to offer the palace to the Nizam.

Later the palace was a guest house of the royal guests of Nizam’s who were visiting the kingdom of Hyderabad.

  • King George V,
  • Queen Mary,
  • Edward VIII and
  • Tsar Nicholas II.

Were few of the royal guests.

T Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the last VIP guest who stayed there in 1951.

Now The palace is maintained and run by the Taj Group of Hotels. In 2010 the restoration began and managed by Princess Esra, the first wife of Mukarram Jah who is son of last Nizam of Hyderabad.

The entrance to the Palace.

The palace has 60 luxurious rooms and 22 halls. Collections of the Nizam’s artefacts is a hihghlight of the palace like Vintage chandeliers,an extensive jade collection, books, furniture, manuscripts, paintings, statues etc.

 A carved walnut roof carved in the library, a replica of the one at Windsor Castle.

The dining hall has capacity of 101 guests. Carved rosewood chairs with green leather upholstery is fascination and mesmerizing view.There are two identical billiards tables designed by Burroughs and Watts of England, one of which is gifted to Buckingham Palace and the other in Falaknuma Palace billiards room.

The luxury Taj Falaknuma Hotel in Hyedrabad

In Aada Restaurant the cost of lunch and dinner are as follows:

The aromatic journey to indulge into the fragrance at Adaa restaurant begins in to a charming restaurant.

The peacocks hang around during the day time and citi views at night is phenomenal. The authentic food of the Adaa is delicious and bind blowing of the luxury. Carefully hand crafted, slow-cooked in a mild flame, the Indian Hyderabadi culinary recreates the spectaculars view of the restaurant form the royal kitchens.

Dinner at Falaknuma Palace

Hyderabadi
AVERAGE COST FOR TWO
INR 9,000 + Taxes. A Minimum Charge Will Be Applicable

Timings : LUNCH 12:30-14:30 DINNER 19:30-22:45

Seating requires Prior Reservation
Includes :

  • a Heritage Trail of the Palace scheduled at 1500hrs for Lunch and
  • 1845 hrs and 2100hrs for dinner seating.
  • Normal days the dinner costs :
  • Lunch INR 4500 + 18% Taxes
    Dinner INR 4500 + 18% Taxes
    A Private Dining option is simultaneously available for a group size of 8 which is priced at INR 6,000/- + Applicable Taxes Per Person

 Rates are subject to change without notice:

 Telangana Tourism runs a weekend package

where one can visit Falaknuma Palace

http://cdn.iiit.ac.in/cdn/bda2017.iiit.ac.in/T_Tourism.pdf

Information and Reservation office, Secunderabad: 9848126947, Smt Jyothi 9848802252 Nizam Palaces Tour To KNOW BOOK NOW The Tour Details are as Follows : 01.00 pm..

Departure from Tourism Plaza,Begumpet. 01.00 pm

Chowmahalla Palace, Visit and Hi-tea at Falaknuma Palace, Golconda Sound & Light Show.

09.00 pm. Drop at respective pick-up points

Note: The tariff of includes a/c transportation with tour escort services, entry tickets for Falaknuma Palace, Chowmahalla Palace & Golconda Fort Sound and Light show (Every Saturday and Sunday). ONLY ENTRY TICKETS INCLUDED

NOTE: Tariff and facility are subject to change without notice

Without Hi-tea at Falaknuma Palace Adult INR 2,000/-  Child INR 1,850/-

With Hi-tea at Falaknuma Palace      Adult INR 3,100/-  Child INR 2,950/-

The Tour Details are as Follows :
01.00 pm.. Departure from Tourism Plaza,Begumpet.
01.20 pm.. Departure from Hotel Taj Krishna.
01.45 pm.. Departure from Hotel Golkonda (Masab Tank).
02.30 pm .. Arrival: Chowmahalla Palace.
02.30 pm to 03.30 pm .. Visit of Chowmahalla Palace.
04.00 pm to 05.30 pm .. Visit and Hi-tea at Falaknuma Palace.
06.45 pm to 08.00 pm .. Golconda Sound & Light Show.
09.00 pm .. Drop at respective pick-up points
Note: The tariff of includes a/c transportation with tour

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