The Falaknuma Palace is located in the majestic and opulence city of Hyderabad. This is considered to be one of the very fine and exquisite examples of architecture of Hyderabad. The palace originally belonged to the Paigahs of Hyderabad and was actually a private residence meant for the Prime minister of Hyderabad and Berar. The palace was designed by English architect. The palace wads later taken over by the Nizams in the late 19th century. Several functions have been held in this palace over the years, however was later deserted when the Nizam moved on to his next places of residence.
Quite a few years later the palace was also used by the first Indian president, Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the year 1951. The palace was later taken over to the Taj Group of hotels. One visit to the palace and one will notice the huge palatial rooms in which one can see the blend of the art deco embellishments, Renaissance & Baroque styled architecture, French adornments and one can see many other wonderful blends which create a very unique and an eclectic harmony. The state reception room features a couple of magnificent frescoes, and a jade collection and the one of its kind, a manual organ, which is still very much in use in the state ballroom. Apart from these there are a lot many treasures to explore around in this gorgeous palace.