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Opening of the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad

Posted on December 19th, 2011 by admin

Falaknuma Palace, the eighth in the collection of the original Taj Palace hotel, is opened. He floats like a mirage on India's cyber city on the Deccan plateau of the mountain. As in Rambagh Palace in Jaipur or Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, he was of Taj Hotels on a second life as a Taj Luxury Hotel and get it brought down to posterity as an important heritage of India.Of the 220 rooms of the palace have been converted into hotel rooms and 60 suites. The park is now a large pool and a Jiva Grande Spa, the exclusive spa brand from Taj hotel.

Renovation 10 years timeFalaknuma means “mirror of the sky” and Falaknuma Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings in Hyderabad. Today he is a listed building in the top category and had to be restored in accordance with high public service obligations. The restoration work took correspondingly long – over 10 years – and thus longer than the original construction, the end of the 19th Century of almost nine years.

Falaknuma Palace was built to be guest of the legendary Nizam of Hyderabad on a 600 meter high ridge outside the city. According to the personal preferences of the well-traveled and very European-affine ruler created a unique blend of Italian and Tudor architecture and one of the main attractions of the region. The palace is today a veritable treasure trove with its valuable art objects and paintings, its antique furniture , the old books and manuscripts. Among the valuable paintings on Belgian chandeliers, marble statues to handmade mirrors and furniture from the 19th Century, all authentically restored. Only the work on the leather upholstery of the chairs and sofas lasted from procurement of suitable leather to finishing more than three years, as well as the repair of the original tapestry. All work was conducted by Princess Esra, wife of the grandson of the seventh Nizam, personally supervised to ensure maximum authenticity. Hotel guests are staying once again today as the guests of the Nizam, including many crowned heads and nobility as King George V and Queen Mary of England, Prince Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor or the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II

The Taj Palace

Falaknuma is about 20 minutes drive from the international airport in Hyderabad. To the historic old town is about 10 minutes, the New City, about 45 minutes drive away. Hyderabad is not only important example of Indo-Muslim culture, but also an important center of Indian electrical and software and biotech, pharmaceutical and engineering industries.
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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces founded in 1903, is one of Asia's largest and most prestigious hotel groups. Foundation House is the legendary Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in Mumbai. The portfolio includes today 66 hotels in 45 locations in India and 15 other houses in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Malaysia, Australia, Great Britain, USA, Africa and the Middle East. From world famous icons of modern hotel business hotels, idyllic beach resorts of of imposing palaces from the Rajput era: each Taj hotel offers a unique blend of warm Indian hospitality, highly professional service and modern luxury and comfort. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's largest business group.

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