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Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Taj Falaknuma Palace is a land mark destination to experience the cultural mosaic of Hyderabad. To mark the re-opening of its Hookah Lounge, the palace presented an evening of timeless hospitality with a symphony of spell-binding music, assiduous service designed to enchant and enliven your senses.
Set a midst 116 years of legendary history with patterned leather walls and rich mahogany ceilings. The ambiance is further accentuated by the mellifluous voice of acclaimed jazz artist Kelly Johnson followed by a soulful rendition of Romancing the Divine by award winning Hindustani classical singer Rekha Surya, the youngest disciple of Begum Akhtar.
One of the few practitioners of the Lucknow Gharana of North Indian music, Rekha Surya has preserved the legacy of her legendary guru Begum Akhtar by propagating this art at prestigious concerts across the world. She has also honed her skills under the tutelage of another leading luminary, Girija Devi of the Benaras Gharana, integrating both styles of singing into an individualistic style.
Adding to this enriching experience, the magical evening presented another captivating ensemble by the celebrated vocalist Kelly Johnson at the Hookah Lounge that delighted the guests.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, one of the last Grand Palaces in India is all set to introduce an unrivalled experience amidst bespoke luxury in celebration of global musical traditions and embodies all that is luxury in imperial lifestyles. Whether it is within the opulence or out on the terrace, the Hookah Lounge at Taj Falaknuma Palace makes for a sublime setting perfect for a royal rendezvous.