A most amazing dinner at the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India

Even in a Travelife, this dinner experience was absolutely amazing.

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Over the Easter holidays, we flew to India to discover two new places and to revisit a third one.
Although every dining experience we had on this trip was pretty amazing, we both agreed that dinner on our first night in India was just mind-blowing in terms of overall experience.
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We’d stayed at the Taj Falaknuma Palace, a beautiful palace hotel that was once the home of the richest man in the world, and we’d booked a table for dinner. 

Then we’d told them we wanted a special experience.
This is one of the most famous palace hotels in the world, after all, so I was sure they had some interesting bespoke experiences to offer.
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Well, they set up a table for us in this gazebo-like structure that overlooked the entire city.
Then they lined the whole path and the surroundings with candles.
I was too busy enjoying myself to notice, but my friend said there was a man standing discretely at the back ready to re-light any candles that had blown out.
This friend never misses anything, by the way. Not even the smallest detail
I like to pride myself in my powers of observation; but this guy is kilometers way ahead of me.
It certainly made for a truly magical experience
Talk about the wow factor here, even for a Travelife.
For the dinner, we left ourselves in the hands of the executive chef.
Neither of us had ever been to this part of India before, so we wanted to taste the best of local specialties.
We ended the meal with a delicious biryani
Before the biryani, though, we enjoyed all kinds of appetizers and first courses prepared especially for us by the executive chef.
Everything was delightful, especially because we ate it in this most magical of dining venues.
I certainly felt like a maharani, on my first day in India, living a never-endingly eventful Travelife.