Located 5kms away from the beautiful Charminar, Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest works of architecture in Hyderabad. Built under the supervision of the then Prime Minister of the city, honorable Vikar-ul-Umra, the palace is amongst the most spectacular sites of this city.
The name of the palace is derived from an Arabic word, Falak Numa, the literal meaning of which is “Like the Sky”. This beautiful piece of architecture was founded by H.E. Sir Vicar Ul Umra Bahadur on 3rd of March in 1884. It was constructed and designed by an Italian builder and it took him around 9 years to complete its construction. Covering an area of
9, 39,712-sq-metre the structure is completely made of Italian white marble. There are around 22 decorated rooms, 12 spacious royal halls and some of the finest paintings and art works from the times of Nizams. Besides, the main highlight of the palace is its ceiling, which is decorated with gilded reliefs and frescoes that leave one spellbound.