The Magnificent Taj Flaknuma
is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was
designed by an Englishman and, after being the seat of many wealthy
and powerful men, is today a luxurious hotel and tourist spot that
amazes the eyes with the opulence of days gone by. Come with us for
a tour of this beautiful place.
architect, Sir Vicar, designed this palace. It took nine years
to complete construction and furnish the palace. It is made
entirely out of Italian marble and covers an area of 93,971 square
The palace has
60 lavishly decorated rooms and 22 spacious halls. It has some of
the finest collections of the Nizam treasure. Falaknuma houses a
large collection of rare treasures including paintings, statues,
furniture, manuscripts and books.
The palace was
built in the shape of a scorpion with two stings spread out as wings
in the north. The middle part is occupied by the main building and
the kitchen, Gol Bangla, Zenana Mehal, and harem quarters stretch to
the south. The Nawab was an avid traveler, and his influences show
in the architecture. The Falaknuma palace is a rare blend of Italian
and Tudor styles of architecture. Its stained glass windows throw a
spectrum of colour into the rooms.
Palace also has the largest collection of Venetian chandeliers, with
40 138-arm Osler chandeliers in the halls.
In 2000 Taj
Hotels started renovating and restoring the palace. The renovated
hotel was opened in November 2010. The rooms and halls were
decorated with ornate furniture, handcrafted tapestries and brocade
have English and Venetian chandeliers and intricate frescos, and
have outdoor terraces with rare artefacts, including paintings,
statues, furniture, manuscripts and books. The palace has a 101 seat
dining hall, considered the largest in the world, and the Durbar
Hall, embellished with intricately carved wooden ceilings, parquet
flooring, walnut furniture and handcrafted mirrors.
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