Architectural opulence renovated over 10 years, Taj Falaknuma Palace or ‘Mirror of the Sky’ lies on 32 acres of cascading gardens, with outdoor terraces, Venetian chandeliers, grand marble staircases and objets d’art. Entirely built of Italian marble shaped like a scorpion, it sits on a hill 2,000ft above overlooking Hyderabad. 10kms from the airport and near historic sights, its 60 rooms and themed suites offer opulent fabrics, oak-wood floors, hand-painted walls and luxurious amenities. Enjoy Jade Verandah’s breakfasts or Tea in the Jade Room; snack poolside in The Rotunda; partake the Hookah Lounge or play Billiards. Savor culinary elegance at Ada and Celeste restaurants; refresh at the Royal Jiva Spa.