Ista is Hyderabad's newest luxury hotel. In the middle of the concrete jungle that is Gachibowli, the hotel is an oasis of peace and quiet. Nothing about Ista is ostentatious or in-your-face; the decor is very clean and minimalistic, dominated by water bodies and rocks, making it zen-like and tranquil. It is the perfect place to spend a nice, lazy Saturday afternoon. I particularly loved their huge variety of herbal and flavored teas, so be sure to try those when you go there.