Booking yourself a High Tea at Taj Falaknuma means two things — you don’t just get to eat the delicacies and sip on exotic tea but also tour the palace with a guide in tow. The moment you step into the palace gates, you’ll be taken to the palace in a buggy but if a royal horse carriage sounds more like your thing, you can request for that too.
While you can go for your high tea before or after the palace tour, we recommend going for it after the tour. We are saying this because it is amazing to experience high tea from sunset to the night. During the tour, you will be taken through the palatial corridors of this palace.
Built originally in 1894 by the Nizams, it has been restored by the Taj Hotels; however, its nobility and grandeur are kept alive. Breathing in these walls are stories full of historical significance, so touring it is nothing short of exploring a museum. After the tour, you can saunter around for a while or move on to your tea.
While you book the High Tea, you’ll be presented with three options — Indian and English High Tea and the Sparkling Afternoon Tea (comes with two glasses of wine per head). While English is our personal favourite because of scones and sandwiches, Indian tea has samosa, tikkis, etc. But if you are visiting with bae or fam, you can always have a mix of both. The menu is pre-set, but you cannot complain at all because it’s extensive.
Apart from ample tea choices, you can also pick from coffee and other beverages. The English tea will offer you plenty of scones, tarts, cakes, muffins, mini sandwiches; the Indian one will surprise you with an array of Indian sweets that no sweet tooth lover can refuse. And the best part? It’s unlimited. Plus, the view of the city from the balcony where high tea is arranged is to die for!
Price: INR 3,000 (tour + high-tea)