Originally designed by an Englishman in 1894, the Taj Falaknuma was owned by the 6thNizam of Hyderabad, rumored at the time to be the richest man in the world. It was constructed entirely with Italian marble and stained-glass windows, heavy influences of Italian and Tudor style, which took over ten years to restore when it was converted into Hyderabad’s most luxurious property. Having reclaimed its former glory, the Taj Falaknuma Palace is now an icon, with centuries of heritage within its walls. Arrive in a horse drawn carriage and let your butlers do the rest. The 60 rooms and suites have views over the sprawling 32 acres of palace gardens or the city and is the most luxurious base from which to explore the art, culture markets and spectacular landmarks of Charminar, Mecca Masjid and Chowmahalla Palace that make up the 400+ old city of Hyderabad.