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Chef’s Tasting Menu at Adaa, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Here we were, seated inside a conference room that seemed straight out of the early 1900s, listening to the Palace Chef tell us about the Princess’ penchant for very high standards when it came to the food she ate and served her guests. We wondered if we were in a dream as tales of mouth watering recipes sourced from old farsi journals were served to us by Executive Chef Arun Sundaraj

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Champagne walk with the historian, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad – Raising a toast to the Nizam

Staying in the luxury of the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad did not only entail feeling like a guest of the Nizam but also staying in a living breathing museum. We were really excited at the prospect of not only getting a chance to touch and feel history, but to enjoy the privileges that came with it. One of these privileges was a champagne walk with the palace historian, to

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The Deccan Odyssey: A tour of old Hyderabad

Taking off on a tour of old Hyderabad city was something we weren’t in the least bothered about while at the Taj Falaknuma since it was an experience in itself. But while we were staying at the Taj Krishna, we were treated to a customized tour of the best experiences and sights in Hyderabad, a tour they call the “Deccan Odyssey”. Taking off from the hotel in two auto rikshaws

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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad- Mirroring the heavens

Hyderabad has never really featured in our minds as a tourist or travel destination in India. But when we discovered what seemed like more than a hotel, the Taj Falaknuma Palace, we knew we just had to experience it and just like that Hyderabad skyrocketed to the top of our travel bucket list for 2014. Falaknuma. The word literally translates to “like the sky”. When Nawab Vikar-Ul-Umra built this palace

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The Hyderabad Guide

Adaab. The traditional greeting that seems almost old wordly and somewhat princely at once elevated Hyderabad to a hospitable, cultured and graceful destination in our minds. India is such an exotic destination featuring on the bucket list of travellers from far and wide. India travel is paradoxically the last thing on our list when we plan our trips, and with this being the year of long weekends, we decided that’s just

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