The Experience

The Falaknuma Palace

Retrace the steps of Nizams, European royalty, enchanting Begums, distinguished Heads of State and walk the walk of Kings through this Palace in the sky. 2000 feet above Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace’s 60 beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored rooms allow you to journey into the clouds and into the glided ages, where grandeur and excess is celebrated and savoured in equal measure.

Those who have revelled in its opulence have revelled in its large Venetian chandeliers, rare furniture, grand marble staircases and gurgling fountains, priceless statues, and objets d’art, stained-glass windows, unique sketches and murals encased in ornate frames, a world-class collection of crystal as well as the Mughal, Rajasthani and Japanese gardens personally conceived by the Nizam. The Palace Library, a replica of the one at Windsor Castle, is a collector’s envy as it is home to the rarest of manuscripts, books and one of the most acclaimed collections of the Holy Quran in the country, all of which were selected and brought back by the Nizam himself.

The former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace has been rightfully leased by the Royal Family of Hyderabad to the Taj Group of Hotels Resorts and Palaces with Royal Family members having personally supervised part of the Palace’s refurbishment. Guest can now experience the famed Nizam’s hospitality which was once the sole preserve of royalty.

The enchanting Taj Falaknuma Palace beckons. Feel like you’re part of history.
Click here to live the way people lived at the turn of the Century.


Hold court in any one of our 60 stunning guestrooms and suites, influenced by decades of signature luxury and excess. Her Highness Princess Ezra’s personal touches to the restoration of some of these rooms allow you to experience indulgence in its most unapologetic form. This is how the Nizams lived and ruled and, embedded in its richness and its decadence, is a journey worth repeating time and time again.

Wake up to the lush green of the Central Courtyard in Taj Falaknuma Palace’s Luxury Rooms.

Get up close and personal with sheer opulence in rooms marked by rich fabrics, gleaming oak wood floors and hand-painted walls.

Worship over a century of exquisiteness in the Pincer Suites located strategically in the Scorpion-shaped palace.

An indulgence of opulent furnishings and intricate architecture.

Catch spectacular panoramas of this 400-year-old city in a setting defined by lavish artistry and pure decadence.

Sink into a world of unprecedented excesses complete with its own swimming pool in what was once the sanctum sanctorum of the Nizam himself.


The culinary experience at Taj Falaknuma Palace recreates the passionate relationship between monarchs and their cuisines. Inspired by centuries of indulgence, we will take a leaf out of those experiences that have captivated the Nizams and their distinguished guests. We will recreate and reinterpret tastes and traditions of a bygone era, while keeping contemporary palates in mind.

If you’re partial to your poison, then the Palace also has a staggering collection of the rarest whiskies, single malts, luxury vodkas and cognacs, including Louis XIII, supplemented by an unrivalled selection of the finest handmade cigars from all over the world.

Raise a toast to liquid luxury as we feature some of the finest wines from all over the world.

Nestled in the nooks, crannies and secret gardens of the Palace are customized, intimate and magical dining experiences.


Get one with mind, body and soul as the Royal Jiva Spa transports you to a time when relaxation was both a finely-honed art and a practised science. With a philosophy rooted in traditional Indian approaches to wellness, the Jiva Spa is all about holistic rejuvenation and centers you like nothing else will. Our rejuvenation experiences are masterminded by well-trained experts armed with exclusive natural products and a gentle approach to all round healing. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room
    • once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
  • Welcome amenity, Royal arrival experience, Champagne
    • heritage walk of the Palace, Evening traditional musical performance
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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