TAJ FALAKNUMA PALACE, HYDERABAD
The Taj Falaknuma Palace, located 2000 feet above the bustling city of Hyderabad continues to stand testimony to the Nizams’ Royal Heritage and renowned majestic hospitality as retained by the Taj Group of Hotels. The five-star luxury hotel, spread over 32 acres, allows you to journey to the gilded ages, where opulence and excess is celebrated and savored in equal measure. The 60 rooms and suites are beautifully refurbished and each provides a marvelous view of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad. Live up your royal fantasies in the beautifully restored guest rooms and suites with Italian marble flooring, valance curtains, colonial furniture, 310 Thread Count Egyptian cotton linen sheets and Ploh bathrobes. Guests can revel in the grandeur of the large Venetian chandeliers, the beautiful murals, carpeted staircases, antique furniture, photographic portraits, Corinthiam columns and ornate landscaped gardens – conceived personally by the Nizam. The tranquil experience starts from being whisked in a real horse drawn carriage – which incidentally is salvaged from the Nizam’s original buggy.