Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad
The Taj Falaknuma Palace or "Mirror of the Sky", built entirely of marble in the shape of a scorpion and situated within 32-acres of its own beautifully cultivated gardens, has reopened its doors once again. The restoration has taken 10 years but the waiting has proved worthwhile, as the end result is spectacular. Formerly the royal residence of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, the palace is now in the hands of his wife Princess Ezra, the eighth Nizam, who together with Taj Hotels has effortlessly and lovingly brought the palace back to its former magnificence, creating a state of the art luxury hotel.
The hotel’s baroque-inspired spaces are filled with furnishings worthy of the ‘palace’ title. Guests can choose from 60 beautifully refurbished rooms and suites, all of which offer a glimpse into its regal past. There are two restaurants – one serving European cuisine and the other Indian, whilst the Royal Jiva Spa offers holistic spa treatments with a philosophy rooted in traditional Indian approaches to wellbeing. This is one palace that has truly been renewed, restored and reinstated to its former glory.
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