Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

At a glance

  • Fantastic spa with exotic signature treatments
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Taste authentic Hyderabadi cuisine

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad


Luxury former royal residence featuring colonial-style architecture and mesmerising city views.

Follow in the footsteps of royalty at this grand hotel and former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad. This late 19th-century palace is set in 32 acres on a hilltop overlooking the city; its Venetian chandeliers, French tapestries and original art give it the charm and elegance of a bygone era. You can spend lazy days by the heated outdoor pool or pamper yourself with a treatment at the spa. Try its signature Jivaniya treatment, which includes a herbal exfoliation, exotic body wrap with local spices and a rejuvenating massage. History-enthusiast? You might like to spend an afternoon learning about the palace’s heritage on a guided tour.

You can sample slow-cooked Indian Hyderabadi specialties and western cuisine at the hotel’s excellent restaurants, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on the terrace. At its atmospheric and dimly-lit lounge bar, sip Indian-inspired cocktails like its orange coriander mojito. Make dinner a romantic occasion with its private dining offering and the hotel will create a handcrafted menu just for you, or wake up to a private breakfast at its spectacular Gol Bungalow and drink in the irresistible views of the city below. The Palace Rooms feature pretty floral touches, authentic wood-beamed ceilings and oak flooring. Stay in one of the hotel’s opulent suites for panoramic views of its stunning grounds.

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Key information

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Chennai airport
Rooms: 60

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Accommodation information

60 rooms


3 restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at Celeste restaurant.

*Denotes local charge