Saturday, January 24, 2009

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma Palace is the ost famous palace of Hyderabad. The palace is situated on a 2000 feet hill. It was built in the year from 1883-1884 by the Nawad Vikarul Umra Bahadur, the prime minister of Hyderabad in those days. It was designed by an Italian Architect, the palace was purchased by the sixth nizam in 1897 to be used as the royal guest house.

Now, the Falaknuma Palace is a Taj property and is currently under a restoration process and is not open to tourists.

1 comment:

Martin said...

Visit to the 5star hotels in Hyderabad might not be all that pleasant anymore with stringent and high end security measures making way in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks. The business and budget hotels in Hyderabad are also much in demand owing to the massive growth and development in the city. In the last couple of years Hyderabad has seen a considerable increase in the number of business travelers. But as far as the guests to the 5stars are concerned, they are facing difficulties owing to the beefed up security measures. Visitors are going through security measures right till the entry of the hotels to the extent of having sniffer dogs sneaking into their cars after entry inside the hotel gates. The security measures have in some way or other come in the way of the affable and warm hospitality that the guests experienced prior to the attacks. The hotel owners maintain that however much security is hiked up hotels would always remain vulnerable to attacks.