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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.