One of the finest palaces in the city of Hyderabad, Falaknuma is a fine specimen of rich Italian and Tudor architecture. The palace is located at a distance of 5 kms from the main city center. The huge tourist inflow in the Falaknuma palace makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hyderabad.
Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra. The monument is also known as the "Star of Heaven" in the Urdu language. The palace is famous for its grand and beautiful architecture and it rises up to a height of around 2000 feet. The palace consists of some of the world famous Venetian chandeliers. There are around 40 chandeliers in the palace.
The Falaknuma, Hyderabad was built for a period of seven years and is spread over an area of 9, 39 712 square meters. The palace was constructed by a famous Italian architect and is a great piece of art. The palace is designed like a scorpion with two exterior stings. The main building is based on the center of the palace and the harem is located on the southern quarters. The interior is decorated with stained glass windows, special walnut carved roofs and so on. There is also a library which contains rare and precious books and literary articles. There are also a wide range of precious paintings, frescos, sculptures, manuscripts and lots more in the palace.
Falaknuma is easily accessible from various parts of the city. It just takes 20 minutes to drive from the main city center to the palace. Buses, cars and taxis ply between the palace and the various parts of the city.
To accommodate the huge inflow of tourists in the city, Hyderabad consists of a wide range of hotels. There are luxury hotels, middle range hotels as well as economy and budget hotels.