Perched 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad is Taj Falaknuma Palace, a jewel amongst the clouds. Built-in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumored to be the richest man in the world at one time. Overlooking the twinkling City of Pearls, this enchanting palace hotel in Hyderabad exudes romance and grandeur that take one back to when the Nizam ruled Hyderabad. From the moment you arrive at Taj Falaknuma Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, the palace butlers treat you like royalty.
Walk the kings' walk through the Grand Staircase to retrace Nizams' steps, European royalty, enchanting Begums, and distinguished Heads of State. The five-star luxury hotel, spread over 32 acres, allows you to journey to the gilded ages, where opulence and excess is celebrated and savored in equal measure. The 60 rooms and suites are beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Each provides marvelous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad.
Go on a sumptuous, gastronomic ride at the Indian fine-dining restaurant, Adaa, and savor multi-cuisine specialties at Celeste. Enjoy breakfast at Celeste & Gol Bungalow and afternoon tea on the Jade Terrace or private dinners at South East Garden & Jade Terrace or a Unique dining experience at Gol Bungalow. The stunning Durbar Hall, Jade Room, and massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, and assorted gardens and terraces lend royal decadence to celebratory events elegance to business meetings. Feel holistically rejuvenated at the Jiva Spa, rooted in the traditional Indian approach to wellness, complemented with a wellness menu that employs Ayurvedic cooking's finest principles. The royal city of Hyderabad merges modern lifestyle with ancient heritage. The concierge will gladly arrange your tours to art, culture, and shopping destinations, as well as to spectacular landmarks like the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, and the famous Ramoji Film City.
Unique Dining - The fare at the fine-dining and multi-cuisine restaurants in Hyderabad at Taj Falaknuma Palace borrows the tradition of excellence and elaborate excess from the days of the legendary Nizami feasts; tempered by contemporary creativity. A class apart! "Celeste'' - This elegant all-day-dining restaurant offers classical Italian and Mediterranean fare that appeals to the palate of even the most discerning connoisseurs. The fine pizzas and pastas, antipasti, and cutlets are created with ingredients sourced worldwide—a truly bespoke experience for a bon vivant.
''Adaa'' - The aromatic journey to indulge your senses at Adaa begins en route to this charming restaurant. Paved with a muster of peacocks by day or resplendent city views by night, the way to Adaa is as enchanting as the food. Carefully crafted, slow-cooked Indian Hyderabadi fare recreates the wonders of the royal kitchens.
''Hookah Lounge'' - Breathe in an array of flavors served in an exquisite, handcrafted hookah apparatus and transport yourself several centuries back in time. Imbibe the royalty's extant fumes as a delicate floral scent lingers in the air, and try the Jasmine Sour Martini or Orange Coriander Mojito cocktails.
''Jade Terrace'' - This room’s essence is so tightly bound to Nizam’s ageless persona that his presence is palpable. Magnificent Belgian cut-glass chandeliers adorn this room with a beautiful view. At the afternoon high tea service, enjoy an impressive collection of teas, including the unique Nizam Blend with champagne and classic and Indian accompaniments.
''Unique Dining Experiences At Gol Bungalow'' - Gol Bungalow is located at the restaurant section of the palace overlooking the “city of pearls.” The terrace has been the venue for royal receptions for rare guests like King George V & Queen Mary.
Jiva Spa - Perched 2000 feet above Hyderabad's city, Taj Falaknuma Palace, a charming reflection of the world of Nizams and their rich cultural heritage. The grand hotel, since its inception, has hosted celebrities and heads of state for years. The exquisitely renovated suites and rooms offer a lavish experience of grandeur and old-world charm while being equipped with state of the art amenities. Likewise, the spa is no less. Here at the Jiva, a beautiful amalgamation of signature treatments and therapies to help you rejuvenate and energize are offered.