Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad (Entry Fee, Timings, History, Built by, Images & Location)
Located at a distance of 5km from Charminar, Falaknuma Palace is on a 2000-foot-high hill. Falaknuma Palace was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra. WIth the construction laid out in 1884, it took almost 9 years to complete the construction of the palace. One of the popular tourist spots of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace was later purchased by Nizam VI in 1897 who used it a royal guest house.
Constructed over an area of 32 acres and approximately 2,000 feet above Hyderabad, the Falaknuma Palace has been constructed with Italian marble. Built by an Italian architect, the palace is one of the architectural wonders of 19th century and is often referred as “mirror of the sky”.
With interiors decorated lavishly, the palace has close to 220 rooms and 22 halls, each designed beautifully. The Palace boasts of chandeliers, marble staircase, carved balustrades, huge library and unique collection of the Holy Quran.
Along with this, the rosewood dining table of the palace with a capacity of hosting 100 guests at a time is also worth noticing.The Nizam also massive collections of rare paintings, statues, furniture, manuscripts and books. The Jade collection of the Falaknuma Palace is famous all over the world.
The Palace was taken over by Taj Group and has been opened as 5-star hotel in the year of 2010. The hotel is consisted of 60 guest rooms offering all the visitors with a royal experience. The hotel not just offers grand staying opportunities but also has a tea room, hookah lounge and two restaurants for everyone.