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The new Taj Falaknuma Palace in India

When someone hears the word “palace” they immediately think of a sophisticated, huge place, with lots of luxurious rooms and incredible decorations. This particular palace is located in Hyderabad, India. It sits on a 32 acre plot and it sits 2000 feet above the city. It’s a very nice and luxurious retreat.

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The palace was originally called Falaknuma Palace and the word Falaknuma literally means “mirror of the sky.”.The Palace went through a 10 year renovation process and now it’s a boutique hotel. The renovation was conducted by Taj Hotel Group and the Palace is currently called Taj Falaknuma Palace. This places dates back to 1884 and it has been designed by Italian Architect William Ward Marret. He shaped the palace to resemble a scorpion with two stings spread out as wings on the north. It’s a dramatic look.

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The palace is now decorated with a lot of luxurious details and decorations, like the large Venetian chandeliers, rare furniture, grand marble staircases and gurgling fountains, priceless statues, and objects d’art, stained-glass windows, unique sketches and murals encased in ornate frames, a world-class collection of crystal as well as the Mughal, Rajasthani and Japanese gardens personally conceived by the Nizam, a previous owner of the palace.

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So if you want to experience the beauty of the unique private gardens, if you want to have dinner at the world’s largest dining table, to enjoy the incredible views of the city from the terraces and to be able to park in the royal garages, try the Taj Falaknuma Palace.

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Posted in Architecture on October 5, 2011

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Simona Ganea
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