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Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad


The Grandeur Of The FalakNuma

Through My Lens.

The Falaknuma Palace (meaning the Mirror of the Sky) is one of the ancient palaces in Hyderabad. It

sprawls over 32-acres & is built on a

2,000ft hillock.

The palace was built by the Paigah noble Sir Nawab Vicar- Ul-Umra, then Prime Minister of the

Hyderabad State. He married Shehzadi Jahandarunnisa Begum , Nizams Vl elder sister. 

The palace was gifted to the Nizam

VI HEH Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur who was his brother in law as well.

The palace reflects a rare blend of Tudor and Italian architecture and was built entirely from Italian

marble. It has the shape of a scorpion.

The Palace is built with many types of wood, 10 types of leather and 32 kinds of Italian marble. The hand-

crafted French tapestries, frescos and carved ceilings have Indian and English influences.


Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad



Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad