Falaknuma Palace – Heritage Hotel and Palace Hotel at Hyderabad

Falaknuma Palace is a Palace which was owned by Nizam of Hyderabad, which is now converted into a Heritage Hotel. It is situated at Hyderabad, India.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, HyderabadTaj Falaknuma Palace, a palace hotel at Hyderabad.

Falaknuma Palace is spread over 32 acres of land. It was opened in 1893 as a Palace and was converted to a Five Star hotel in 2010. This Palace is known as Taj Falaknuma Palace.

Taj Falaknuma Palace was constructed by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra. Nawab was the prime minister of the then princely state of Hyderabad. He was the uncle and brother-in-law of the Nizam VI.

There are 60 rooms and 22 halls inside the Palace. There is a large collection of the Nizam of Hyderabad’s treasures. These include furniture, paintings, statues, manuscript and books. There is also an extensive collection of jades here.

The Billiards table at the palace was designed by Burroughs and Watts of England. There are only two such identical tables in the world; one at Buckingham Palace and the other at Falaknuma Palace. Carved walnut roofed library is a replica of the library at Windsor Castle.

The Dinning hall can seat 101 guests. Chairs are made of carved rosewood with green leather upholstery.

The ballroom has a manually operated Organ, weighting around two Tons. It is the only one of its kind in the world.

How Do I Go to Falaknuma Palace?

Taj Falaknuma is situated at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad city. This Taj Palace Hotel is at around 5 kilometers distance from Charminar.

Hyderabad is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. Hyderabad railway station is a major station in India. There is an international airport at the outskirts of Hyderabad which is well connected to the rest of the world.

Jhargram Raj Palace – A Heritage Hotel and Other Historical Buildings in West Bengal

Jhargram Raj Palace is a historic palace and current residence of the Royal family of Malla Deb. The palace is situated in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal state, India.

Jhargram Raj PalaceJhargram Raj Palace in West Bengal

The Palace was built in 1931, during the reign of Raja Narasingha Malla Deb Bahadur. This Palace is constructed in Indo Saracenic style of architecture, which is a combination of Italian and Islamic architectures, The ground floor of the palace with 10 rooms and 3 dormitories, is converted to a Heritage Hotel and is run by the Royal family.

Raj Palace was established in 1592 by Sarveshwar Singh and his elder brother. Mughal Emperor Akbar granted Subehdari title to Sarveshwar Singh for the regions of of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. Singh defeated the local tribal kings belonging to Mal community and established Jhargram Raj. “Malla Deb” is the title used by the Kings of the newly established kingdom. To commemorate this victory, an idol of Mal Raja is made and slain on Vijayadashami day, every year.

The Raj Palace compound is spread over 30 acres of land and has many historical buildings. One among such historical buildings in the palace compound is the Palatial Guest House, which hosted many a dignitaries, right from its inception.

How Do I Go to Jhargram Raj Palace?

Jhargram Raj Palace is situated at Jhargram, on NH6, connecting Hazira in Gujarat with Howrah in West Bengal. This Highway passes through cities like Surat, Amravati, Nagpur, Bhilai, Raipur, Sambalpur.Baharagora, etc.

Jhargram Railway Station is the nearest railway station to the palace, which is connected to cities like Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Ranchi, Tatanagar, etc. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Kolkata is the nearest major airport at around 155 kilometers away from this great Palace. Sonari Airport at Jamshedpur is at around 96 kilometers away from the palace.

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Udaipur

Udaipur – The City of Lakes & Palaces And It’s Culture & Heritage

Udaipur is historic capital city of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar. The city is dotted with a large number of artificial lakes and hence known as “Lake City”. This historic city is best known for its culture, history, palaces and scenic locations. The city is located at an altitude of 1,962 feet or 598.00 meters.

Udaipur Palace at nightUdaipur Palace at night

Maharana Udai Singh, King of Mewar, founded this city in the year 1553. He shifted the capital of his Kingdom of Mewar from Chittorgarh to Udaipur. king also made a city wall extending six kilometers in length, with 7 gates and is known as the walled city or old city.

There are a large number of lakes, all of which are interlinked. This helps in recharging ground water levels of city’s water resources. Lakes in the city are Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Rang Sagar, Kumharia Talab, Swaroop Sagar, Goverdhan Sagar. There are three lakes on the upper basin of the city and one lake on the lower basin. Ahar River feeds these lakes.

Taj Lake Palace. Palace Hotel

The city palace, one of the most important historical places, is situated alongside Lake Pichola. Now it has been converted into a heritage hotel, Taj Lake Palace Hotel. This Hotel Palace, situated in Lake Pichola, is considered as one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

What are the Leading Udaipur Hotels?

This city is blessed with lot of High end Luxury hotels, comparable to the best in the world. Other than Taj Lake Palace hotel, The Oberoi Udaivilas is a leading hotel and was rated as world’s No 1 Hotel in 2015. Oberoi Udaivilas hotel is on the banks of Lake Pichola over 50 acres of land, which were the hunting grounds of Maharana of Mewar. The Hotel property includes 20 acres of wildlife sanctuary for Deer & wild Boar. The Oberoi Udaivilas itself is designed to look like city of Udaipur, with its seven lakes linked by canals. Leela palace Udaipur is another leading hotel from Leela group of hotels, a leading luxary hotel chain in India.

Other than the three above mentioned 5 star hotels, there are many budget hotels also, suiting the budget of all kinds of tourists.

Bagheri ka Naka Dam

Bagheri ka Naka Dam is situated at around 50 kilometers distance from Udaipur. It is well known picnic spot for people of nearby cities. The Dam overflows during  rainy season, and hundreds of people take bath in the overflown waters. The dam is named after the village, Bagheri.

How Do I Go to Udaipur?

This historic city is located 403 kilometers south-west of Jaipur, the capital of the State. If you are coming from Ahmedabad city, Udaipur is 250 kilometers north-east from Ahmedabad.

Udaipur city railway station with station code UDZ, is the major railway station in Udaipur. Maharana Pratap International Airport or Udaipur Airport or Dabok Airport is nearest airport, at 22 kilometers East of Udaipur City.