Falaknuma palace history:
Taj Falaknuma Palace is a splendid palace in Hyderabad, it is 5 km away from Charminar and 9 km away from Nampally Railway Station.Falaknuma palace initially belonged to Paigahs of Hyderabad State, later obtained by Hyderabadi Nizams.The palace was built by Nawab Viqar-ul-Umra, Hyderabad prime minister in 1898. He was the brother-in-law of Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan. It is one of the top appeals in Hyderabad.
The meaning of Falaknuma is “Star of Heaven”, the foundation was laid in 1884 and was designed by an Italian architect. The construction of the Falaknuma palace was completed in 9 years. Nizam VI purchased the palace in 1897 and operated it as a royal guest house. The palace is at an elevation of 2000ft. and occupies an area of 32 acres.
The palace is in scorpion shape with the two stings appears as wings spreading in the north.In the middle part, there is a kitchen, Zenana Mahal, Gol Bangla and harem quarters extending towards South.There are 220 lavishly decorated rooms and 22 spacious halls. Nawab was an esurient traveler and the palace has some of the magnificent collections of paintings, furniture, statues, books and manuscripts from around the world.
The state reception room in another highlight of this palace, its ceiling is decorated with frescoes and gilded reliefs. The ballroom has a two-ton manually operated organ which is the only piece in the world. The collection of Jade and Holy Quran collection is considered to be very unique. A splendidly curved walnut roof covers the library and is similar to Windsor Castle.
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Falaknuma Palace Dining Table :
The dining hall can seat 100 guests on the dining table. The ground floor of the palace is of living rooms.
Falaknuma Palace Wedding Cost :
Falaknuma Palace wedding cost Information Contact to Falaknuma Palace – 040 6629 8585.
Falaknuma Palace Entry Fee:
Tour Option A:
- INR 3,100/- per Adult and INR 2480/- per Child
- Inclusions: Entry Tickets, Tea & Snacks, A/c Transport, Tour Guide
Tour Option B:
- INR 2,000/- per Adult and INR 1,600/- per Child
- Inclusions: Entry Ticket, Tea & Snacks, A/c Transport, Tour Guide
How To reach Falaknuma Palace by Public Transport
- By Bus: Falaknuma Bus Stop
- By Train: Falaknuma Railway Station (2 kilometers away)
- By Autorickshaw
- By Taxi
In the year 2010, the palace was taken over by Taj group, and it is named as Taj Falaknuma Palace. This is not open for general public now, but interested people can book a lunch table.