From their palaces touching the sky, to the fact that they own one of the most precious diamonds in the world and stories about all the fancy cars they owned – there is a lot we’ve heard about the opulence and the luxurious lifestyle of the Nizams. What if you could get a taste of all that grandeur?
A visit to these palaces in Hyderabad that the Nizam rulers once lived in will give you a glimpse of how they once lived. Some of these palaces which are known for their architecture also have belongings of the Nizams restored and put on display so that visitors can get to see them. While parts of some of them have been converted into hotels, some are still open to visits. A few of these palaces, however, are in dire need of restoration to make them look as beautiful as they do.
Here’s a list of some such palaces that still exist in Hyderabad today and will give you quite a memorable Nizami experience when you pay a visit to them.
Falaknuma literally translates to “mirror of the sky”. This massive, stunning artwork of a palace is located about 2,000 feet above the rest of the city and was built by the Nizam of Hyderabad – Sir Viqar-Ul-Umra. Most of the architecture is a blend of Italian and Tudor with luxurious interiors and furniture that is still there for us to see.
There are nearly 60 rooms decorated lavishly and 22 huge halls with really fancy interiors. As of now, a part of this palace has been taken over by the Taj hotels group. You can stay here and actually live, sleep and eat like a Nizam too. It’s all going to be very pricey but totally worth it!