Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad
The Falaknuma Palace is situated in Hyderabad and about 5 kilometers from Charminar. The best time to visit this place is from October to March. This palace has been designed by an Italian architect and it is built completely out of Italian marble.
It is spread over an area of 9,39,712 square meters. There is a huge assortment of rare treasures accumulated by the Nizam. This includes books, manuscripts, furniture, statues and paintings.
It is said that the Jade collection of this palace is unparalleled in the world. The ceiling of the state reception room is adorned with gilded reliefs and frescoes. In the ballroom, there is a manually operated organ of two tons which is regarded as one of its kind in the entire world.
This palace has 22 spacious halls and 220 lavishly decorated rooms. In the dining hall, hundred guests can be seated on a single table. The chairs are created of carved rosewood along with green leather upholstery.
The tableware is manufactured of gold and crystal.