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  • 1. Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, India. It is located in the common capital area shared between the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State, and it was later owned by the Nizams The palace has 220 lavishly decorated rooms and 22 spacious halls. It has some of the finest treasure collections of the Nizam. Falaknuma houses a large collection of rare treasures including paintings, statues, furniture, manuscripts and books. Falaknuma Palace The jade collection of the palace is considered to be unique in the world. The famed dining hall could seat 100 guests at its table. The chairs were made of carved rosewood with green leather upholstery.
  • 2. The famed dining hall could seat 100 guests at its table. The chairs were made of carved rosewood with green leather upholstery. The tableware was made of gold and crystal to which fluted music was added. The length of the table is 108 feet.
  • 3. Seven Nizams ruled Hyderabad for two centuries until 1947. The Asaf Jahi rulers were great patrons of literature, art, architecture, and culture, and rich food. The Nizams patronized Persian art, Persian architecture and Persian culture, which became central to the Hyderabadi Muslim identity. The Nizam was known for his wealth and jewelry collection collection.The last Nizam had been the richest man in the world.
  • 4. Nizam’s Jewels, valued at $ 250- $ 350 million by the Sotheby’s and Christie’s
  • 5. The diamond piece was a wedding present from the Nizam of Hyderabad Kate-Middleton- 2014 and-HM-the-Queen-pictured-in-1953
  • 6. Music : Smetana- Moldau Sinfony