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Taj Faluknama Palace

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: This gorgeous palace is located 2,000 feet above Hyderabad; its lofty position in the clouds earning it the nickname “mirror of the sky”.

History: Falaknuma Palace was commissioned by a Hyderabadi nobleman back in the 19th century.

Service: Superlative service is provided by the Taj’s butlers, on hand 24/7 to assist guests.


All rooms and suites at Falaknuma Palace reflect the opulence and luxury experienced by its former royal residents. Restored to the property’s original glory, interiors include high ceilings, arched windows and personal design touches or Princess Ezra, some rooms with sweeping views over Hyderabad, others showcasing the property’s immense central courtyard gardens.

Fitness Center

A modern well-equipped gym is onsite with treadmills, studio classes, steam room, Jacuzzi, spa pool and sauna. Yoga, breathing and meditation classes are available.

Jiva Spa

Taj hotels all offer the extensive services of Jiva Spa, encompassing the full spectrum of wellness and beauty treatments. Falaknuma Palace also has a grand outdoor pool surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Taj Khazana

This luxury lifestyle boutique is part-gallery, part-store, with handicrafts, antiques, artifacts, jewelry, textiles, paintings and more. Guests can pick up a sari or a bronze statue as a memento of their time in India.


The cuisine at Falaknuma Palace draws influences from the royal cuisine of the Nizam who once resided there. Stately dining rooms, wide terraces and sophisticated lounges set the scene for world-class meals, with private in-room dining available upon request.


This Indian restaurant specializes in slow cooking, using new cooking techniques and dishes taken from State banquet menus. Open for lunch and dinner, the dining room is adorned with royal portraits and chandeliers.

Breakfast at the Jade Verandah

Open only during the winter, the Jade Verandah offers healthy regional breakfast choices as well as an a la carte menu.


This Renaissance-themed venue offers Italian and Mediterranean cuisine For all-day dining. Imported ingredients ensure superlative flavor and freshness.

Hookah Lounge

Guests can enjoy the ancient tradition of pipe-smoking in the Hookah Lounge. Infused with scented air, the lounge provides comfortable sofas and low seating to recreate times gone by


At the Rotunda, guests can enjoy a fresh poolside menu of salads and chilled beverages while enjoying the peaceful scenery of the gardens.

The Jade Room

This grand dining room has hosted countless dignitaries and important political figureheads, including the King George, Queen Mary and the last Russian Tsar. Afternoon tea is served here amid royal treasures, crystal chandeliers, gold-leafed ceiling frescoes and a rare collection of jade. Champagne chocolate tea is one specialty here.



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Our co-founder Jay Tindall is a regular visitor to India, where he loves staying in the palace hotels of Rajasthan. His favourite experience? The amazing Kumbh Mela festival.
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