The stunning 101-seater dining table is said to be the longest permanent dining table in the world.
RJ Anmol and actress Amrita Rao are indeed one of social media’s favourite couples. They broke the internet when they spoke about their secret marriage in the year 2014 on their YouTube Channel, and now, as per reports, they dined at the world’s longest dining table, all by themselves. That’s right, to celebrate 13 years of proposing to Amrita, RJ Anmol booked the entire, dining table at The Taj Falaknuma Palace's dining hall, which also happens to be the longest in the world at 108 feet. Made of seven pieces, it is 5.7-foot wide and 2.7-foot high.
Built in the year 1894, Falaknuma Palace is the former palace of the Nizam (emperor of Hyderabad), rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. Hyderabad was a princely state that acceded to India post-independence. With sprawling gardens, luxe carpets, chandeliers, libraries and restored artifacts, the palace is indeed a spectacle to behold. Taj Falaknuma Palace’s Dining Halls is among the largest rooms in the palace, and is quite a marvel in itself. It houses what is perhaps the world’s largest permanent dining table. While there have been longer tables, which may have been constructed for record-breaking occasions, but do not exist anymore; Falaknuma’s dining table has inspired awe among visitors and diners since years now.
The stunning 101-seater dining table comprises premium quality chairs carved from rosewood are lined with green leather. The dining table is designed so well, that even if you and your partner are seated on either side of the table, you can hear each other comfortably. The dining hall is bedecked with Belgian chandlers, the hall was originally built by the royalty to entertain guests, some of the prominent names include Queen Mary and King George. The guests would be served food on artful plates with gold and silver cutlery. The menu was looked after by the best royal Khansamas, who would rustle up decadent dishes like Hyderabadi biryani, meat and lentil-based stew haleems and a range of Kulchas or breads every day.
You can see the menu on the walls, and just point at the dish and it will be served to you. To date, the menu is packed with indulgent selection of dishes such as Mutton Haleem, Lamb Shikampuri, Zaffrani Murgh Tikka, Raan E Adaa, Keema Pav in appetizers. Dum ki Nalli, Keema Kaleji, Dakhani Saag, Dal in mains. Then of course, there are 4-5 varieties of Biryanis to choose from. Hyderabad is famous for its Kacchi Biryani. Kacchi means raw in Hindi. In this Biryani, cooked meat is not added later to the rice, but instead rice and meat are cooked together with a slew of masalas in a pot for a wholesome treat. In addition to Kacchi Biryani, Mutton Yakhni and Subz Biryani helps diversify choices among rice lovers.