Taj Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad

Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad

Palace Hotel in Hyderabad

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, rumoured 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, our palace butlers treat you like royalty. Walk the walk of kings through the Grand Staircase to retrace the steps of Nizams, 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 savoured 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 marvellous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad. Go on a sumptuous, gastronomic ride at our Indian fine-dining restaurant, Adaa, and savour multi-cuisine specialities at Celeste. Enjoy breakfast at Celeste & Gol Bungalow and 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 and elegance to business meetings. Feel holistically rejuvenated at our Jiva Spa, rooted in the traditional Indian approach to wellness; complemented with a wellness menu that employs the finest principles of Ayurvedic cooking. The royal city of Hyderabad merges modern lifestyle with ancient heritage. Our 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.

Hotel Highlights
Overlooking the City of Hyderabad
Erstwhile Palace of the Nizam
Library with Collection of Rare Books
Live Qawwali Performance Every Evening
We can add activities at the palace like Royal Welcome, Heritage palace walk, Morning Yoga Sessions etc.
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Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
  • Explore Taj Kids, a kids program based on adventure, discovery, questing all the while keeping in mind fun while learning. Choose from a whole host of complimentary and paid activities at the hotel during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed.
Hotel Essentials
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    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
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    24-hour in-room dining
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    24-hour on-call doctor & nurse
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    Jiva Spa
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    Concierge & multilingual staff
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    Travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
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    Kids@Taj programmes & baby-sitting services for young guests
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    Heritage walks
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    City tours
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    Close to the domestic & international airport
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    60 rooms
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    Five- & six-fixture bathrooms with luxury bath amenities
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    Fine-dining Hyderabadi speciality restaurant—Adaa
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    Outdoor parking facility for a maximum of 350 cars
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    24-hour business centre, with meeting room fully equipped with modern conferencing facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities & workstations
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    All rooms in the palace are non-smoking but gives an option of a sit out where the guests can indulge in smoking
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    Celeste is an Italian and Contemporary European specialty restaurant which also serves Breakfast to the resident guests
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    Luxurious rooms & suites with stunning bird’s eye city views or Garden View
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    Large outdoor pool
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    Facilities for the disabled
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    24-hour fitness centre

Guest Rooms


*Rates Exclusive of taxes


Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Heritage Hotel Award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Heritage Hotel Award in 2014 and 2015.
Andrew Harper Grand Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded the Grand Prize as the Best Hotel of the Year at the Andrew Harper Grand Awards in 2013.
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Taj Falaknuma Palace was featured as one of the Top 10 Palace Hotels in the World by TripAdvisor in 2014.
Outlook Travellers
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted as the Favourite Indian Heritage Hotel by readers of Outlook Traveller in 2013.
New York Times awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted among the list of Top 20 Places in the World to Visit by the New York Times in 2011.
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Hotelier India award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded Best Heritage Hotel Design by Hotelier India in 2015.
CNBC Awaaz Travel Award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded the CNBC Awaaz Travel Award for Best Luxury Hotel in India in 2013.
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Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted among the Top Five Hotels in Asia at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2014.
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TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted among the lists of Top Romantic Hotels, Top Hotels and Top Luxury Hotels at TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.
NDTV Good Times Lifestyle Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted the Best Lifestyle Hotel/Resort of the Year at the NDTV Good Times Lifestyle Awards 2013.
Award of Excellence
Taj Falaknuma Palace was bestowed with the Gold E Award of Excellence and recognised as the World’s Best Hotel in 2014.
Robb Report award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was featured as one of the Best of Best Hotels by Robb Report in 2011.
Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was a proud nominee of Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards for the Hotel of the Year category in 2014.
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Best Heritage Hotel in India by Travel & Leisure India.
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Conde Nast Traveller featured Taj Falaknuma Palace in the category of Best Indian Hotels to get married in (2017)
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad has been named among the Best Oversees Holiday Hotels by Conde Nast Traveller UK.
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ADAA proves it by grabbing the hat trick chance and yet again placing itself among 100 best restaurants in the world by Elite Traveler (2017, 2016 &2015)
Top Restaurant Awards, India’s definitive list of the country’s 50 finest restaurants by Condé Nast Traveller, Adaa ranks 19th Best in the list
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad has won the Telangana State Tourism Award 2017 under the category "Best Heritage Hotel"
Best Venue for Corporate Incentives – Metro India by EXPERIENTIAL VENUES AWARDS 2017
The Conde Nast Top Hotels in India

Readers' Choice Awards 2018– Best Hotel in India & fourth Best in the world is not mentioned 



Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad is conveniently located within touching distance to prominent tourist attractions in and around Hyderabad. Our palace hotel in Hyderabad is also the perfect destination for a blissful getaway from Bangalore. Enjoy our warm hospitality and service that make you feel at home. Explore the all meals inclusive 4D Travel offer to plan your next stay.

Guest Speak

Vibe 4.8
Wellness Area 4.8
Service 4.8
Amenities 4.6
Room 4.4
Food 4.3
Location 4.3
Pool 4.2
Cleanliness 4.1
Comfort 3.9
Breakfast 3.8
Anne S.
11 days ago
Magical Place
Full of attentive, innovative and delightful details. The awesome Palace Building - so is the Service of the staff. One of a kind. Outstanding.
Col A. K. J. (.
12 days ago
A Dream Birthday Week The Royal Style
We’re still in a daze ! Unparalleled hospitality . Is it possible ? Yes we’ve experienced it first hand. We’d gone to the Falaknuma Palace for a week to celebrate my wife’s Birthday. Ms Lata ensured our reservation. Instructions had already been passed by the Management to all concerned. At the entry gate 1 KM away from the Palace, we announced our names and promptly, the Security Officer went to his office and brought out some roses and wished my wife a Very Happy Birthday. Amazing!! We then drove up the hill to the Main Gate where a Horse Buggy awaited us that took us to the Palace where Mr Hemant Singh and Mr Devender (both Senior Managers) received us with more roses. We were then escorted to our Royal Suite and check in formalities were completed in the room. Mr Arnav and the entire Housekeeping team were waiting in front of our door to welcome us. Mr Ravi Kumar and Mr Sangeet along with their team of Srisailam, Jagjeevan, and efficient House keeping staff ensured that we were always comfortable in our room. Food and Beverage team led by Mr Arnav, Mr Nasir ensured that we were provided the best of what the Chefs created. We were served by a group of dedicated staff Aditya, Vishal, Sudhakar, Das, Riaz, not forgetting Priya and Elizabeth who always received us at the Restaurants and showed us to a table. The food was awesome, each and every time. In fact, Mr Nasir and Mr Abdul Sami mostly decided on what we were to eat on a particular day. Room dining too was extremely efficient. Ashmita, a chirpy and loveable young lady was always keenly awaiting our dinner order, which she would swiftly get to our room. Shreyans and Kumar would promptly get us our Morning flask of tea. Everything worked with clockwork precision. Then came the Birthday surprise, by the Management. A special quiet dinner was organised in an exclusive lawn. One single Candle lit table in the centre of a small lawn, overlooking the beautiful city lights. We were escorted to the Dinner table by Mr Devinder . Raaghav, a very charming young lad was asked to take care of our dinner. The Birthday Girl was offered excellent White win, accompanied by one of the best Chinese menus we’ve ever had, specially planned and executed by Nasir. It was indeed a Dream Birthday that one could celebrate. For all this, a very special thanks to Mr Parminder Singh Bual, the General Manager. He has always been so personally involved in each of our visits. Without his leadership, the Palace wouldn’t run like a well oiled machine, which it is. Thank you Falaknuma for this Dream Holiday.
Ateeb A.
12 days ago
Excellent Service and Extravagant infrastructure
First I would like to appreciate the staff for giving us warm welcome (Nawab style), especially like to thank the Manager at front desk Mr.Abbid for being on top of everything and made me and my family stay very comfortably for two days. Also I would like to appreciate Mr. Nasir and staff (Manager) at Celeste Restaurant for his humble opinion on food choices as my daughter had food allergies ( Seafood/Nuts) and he made (for my daughter) sure all the food choices we made had free from Seafood and Nuts. All the Staff was excellent with 7 star hospitality. Finally I would like to appreciate Taj group for keeping up with the infrastructure which is a great history for the future generations to experience. Awesome experience!!! Highly recommend this place!!!