Falkanuma Palace is a must see when visiting the Hyderabad Area in India.

You must see the #Falaknuma #Palace when visiting #Hyderabad #India. In Urdu Falaknuma means “Like the Sky” or “Mirror of the Sky”.   The castle sits on 32 #amazingly #beautiful and super well maintained acres. Imagine spending the night in a palace and being treated like royalty. You can actually stay here at this luxurious Palace with  5 star accommodations. A travelers treasure.

My husband and I were lucky enough to get dinner reservations on short notice. Reservations for dinner including a tour of the palace is required. The security is tight, bring your passport. Security meets you at the gate and check your name for reservations. You are then escorted onto the palace grounds in a golf cart, what fun.

Try to be early so you have a chance to enjoy the meticulously maintained pathways and verandas. I could not believe how beautiful the views were. The picture does not do it justice. 

For dinner you have the choice between traditional Hyderabad fare and Italian. We chose Italian. That’s right Italian, we had been eating the local food all week and it was a nice change. Now about the food, it was amazing.  Before our multi course dinner the chef sent out a tiny appetizer. It was so good I wanted more. My husband said it was not proper to ask, I asked anyway. We were rewarded with a second serving and a visit from the chef who was thrilled I liked it so much. See our picture with the chef: Hooray for asking for more and complimenting the chef’s creation. I had a fancy ravioli that was delicious. Who thought we would find such great Italian food in India.

It was a lovely evening of great food, special treats, drinks, and ambiance.

    I give the Palace and restaurant 5 stars.

To learn more about the architecture and history of the Falaknuma Palace go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falaknuma_Palace

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