Perched 2,000ft above the vibrant city of Hyderabad, the Taj Falaknuma Palace takes you on an enchanting trip back in time. Officially owned by the Royal Family of Hyderabad, this former residence of the Nizam has been restored to its turn-of-the-century elegance under the close supervision of Royal Family members, so your experience of regal hospitality will be truly authentic.
A fusion of opulence from several continents, the palace boasts Venetian chandeliers, grand marble staircases, priceless statues and a replica of the library at Windsor Castle. Furnished by royalty for royalty, each of the 60 rooms exude light and luxury, taking you on a journey into the clouds and the gilded ages, where grandeur and excess are celebrated and savoured in equal measure.
With plenty of traditional entertainment at the resort, including the sunset Champagne Palace Walk where you’ll discover the extravagance and drama of the old days, you’d be forgiven for not venturing outside the palace walls, but Hyderabad itself is a fascinating mix of old and new and holds many secrets for the inquisitive traveller to discover. The Charminar, the Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi tombs are all testaments to the wealth and splendour of the oldkingdom.
Nicknamed the City of Pearls, Hyderabad built its fortune on the trade of pearls and gems, and the legacy of the pearl dealers survives in the city to this day; in the markets you will find manydifferent kinds of precious pearls from exotic locations.
Emirates Bride has teamed up with the beautiful Taj Falaknuma Palace to offer you and yourloved one a three-night stay, including breakfast and a spa treatment.
The Jiva Spa, furnished with wooden floors, Indian love swings and soak tubs overlooks the cascading gardens and is the perfect setting for an indulgent treatment. The Nawab-e-Khaas or Regal Splendour treatment has been inspired by the princely heritage of Hyderabad, and takes you through several stages of exfoliation, cleansing and refreshing before relaxing you with a gentle restorative massage.
Throughout this trip your senses will exalt in opulent surroundings while you breathe the crisp mountain air scented with the flavour of exotic spices. The perfect romantic getaway for a beautiful new bride and her Prince Charming.
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