Falaknuma Palace is located in Falaknuma, about 4 km South of Charminar. Falaknuma Palace Built in 1870 by
Nawab Vikar-Ul-Ulmara, the Prime Minister of Hyderabad, it is a stupendous palace which has a image gallery, a luxurious welcome hall with cabinets containing diamond, crystal and emerald objects. Falaknuma Palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. The Falaknuma also includes the largest Venetian chandeliers.
It stands on a hill overlooking the city of Hyderabad. It is a magnificent palace. "The edifice had the same value in Hyderabad in the near past as the Palace of Kremlin had in Moscow" says Dharmendra prasad.
Falaknuma served as the royal visitor house for the rulers of Hyderabad, King George and Queen Mary, king Edward-VIII, then Prince of Wale.
Falaknuma palace is a masterpiece designed by an Italian architect. The marble used was specially imported from Italy.