The Taj Hotels group has obtained a 19-century palace from Hyderabad royalty, who personally oversaw the restoration of this impressive monument.
If you still dream of the Raj, here is one way of experiencing it. This colonial, Indian palace – The Taj Falaknuma Palace – offers 60+ rooms of anglophile opulence with European touches, obsequious staff, and, according to the reviews, a fantastic boutique shopping experience.
As one review on Trip Advisor puts it, “This is truly an opportunity to reside in a museum.” This may or may not be a good thing, depending upon how you look at it… but, suffice to say, that the 10 year restoration and decor is truly exquisite and extensive.
The Grand Presidential Suite features its own private swimming pool and salon for entertaining.
Prices start from $700 USD a night.
For Additional Information:
Taj Hotels home page for Falaknuma Palace
Wikipedia article on Falaknuma Palace
YouTube video of exterior and public interior spaces from TV 9 in India – a lot of night shooting, though.
Trip Advisor reviews of Falaknuma Palace
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