Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 040 6629 8585
Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad , Andhra Pradesh , India . It belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State , and it was later owned by the Nizams . It is on a 32-acre area in Falaknuma, 5 km from Charminar . It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra , prime minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of the Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur. Falak-numa means "Like the Sky" or "Mirror of the Sky" in Urdu. An English architect designed this palace. The foundation for the construction was laid by Sir Vicar on March 3, 1884. He was the great grandson of Khuddus, a scientist who was a friend of Sir Charles Darwin. It took nine years to complete the construction and furnish the palace.