The Taj Mahal Palace

Summary

The Taj Mahal Palace is possibly the most famous hotel in India and sits opposite the historic Gateway to India. The hotel is comprised of an old and a new wing and offers a selection of rooms and suites in either the Heritage Wing or the Tower. The decor is extremely decadent, each room is finished beautifully and offers the highest level of luxury. This hotel is an ideal stopover hotel or base for exploration of the city bazaars and Bollywood and has some great restaurants and bars and its own renowned shopping mall.

Highlights

  • Wonderful views over the Gateway to India
  • Historical building and Mumbai's landmark hotel
  • Follow in the footsteps of extraordinary people, such as George Bernard Shaw, Sir Richard Attenborough, Baz Luhrmann, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Mick Jagger, Prince Charles, Jacqueline Onassis, David Rockefeller, Lord Wedgwood, just to name a few
  • Perfect viewing platform for India's colourful sunsets

Location

Mumbai, India

Best time to go

The best time to visit India is from October to March when the weather is at its best and most flowers are in full bloom.

Our thoughts

This hotel's history is dramatically intertwined with that of Mumbai. It was the first harbour landmark built 21 years before the Gateway of India and the site of the first licensed bar in the city. The hotel has played an intricate part in the life of the city and has hosted Maharaja, dignitaries, and eminent personalities from around the world.


  • Personal butler
  • Swimming pool
  • Jiva Spa
  • Taj Air
  • Taj Yacht
  • Business centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Taj Salon
  • Concierge

The Zodiac Grill - The Zodiac Grill is a fine dining restaurant that offers signature dishes such as New French Goose liver as well as selections from the House of Caviar taking guests on the culinary journey of a lifetime. Guests may choose to conclude their experience with a signature Kahlua Mousse or the finest Snake Coffee.

Wasabi by Morimoto - Wasabi is an award winning restaurant that offers a variety of Japanese delicacies with a selection of delicious sakes and mouth-watering sushi. A choice of whiskies forms the perfect accompaniment to this exotic dining experience.

Golden Dragon - Golden Dragon is a live kitchen restaurant where guests can watch the chefs in action as they prepare perfect blends of a wide array of Chinese cuisine. Meals are complimented with a variety of exotic teas from around the world.

Masala Kraft - Masala Kraft offers a truly authentic experience beginning with the hand washing ritual in brass containers followed by unique menus featuring signature dishes and piping hot phulkas. Special wines that enhance the cuisine are also offered.

Souk - Souk is a live kitchen with its own bread making section and rotisserie grill enhancing the feeling of authenticity. The restaurant serves flavours from Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece, and Morocco and offers many delicacies including mezzes, humus babaganoush, falafel, sheesh taouk, Moroccan vegetarian tagine, baklava, rose petal ice cream, and bastilla au lait.

Shamiana - Shamiana is the ideal spot for stylish all-hours dining and features an extensive wine list and a variety of Indian and international cuisines. The signature dishes are Lobster Thermidor, Dosas and Pao Bhaji. Guests are treated to a lavish spread for the lunch buffet and special weekend dinner buffets and Sunday brunch.

Sea Lounge - Sea Lounge offers a wide variety of teas and coffees as well as mouth-watering pastries. It also offers a lavish high tea with delicious savouries and sweets from different Asian countries. The high tea includes hot snacks, dim sum, kebabs, scones and pastries. Chocolates, crepes and coffee also make a perfect accompaniment to an evening of live jazz from eight to midnight.

La Patisserie - La Patisserie offers early morning treats such as cakes, pastries and confectionery that are simply the freshest and most delicious to be found in Mumbai. They also serve varied cold cuts: smoked ham, pastrami, German sausages and more.

Harbour Bar - Harbour Bar is a stylish and sophisticated retreat for a drink or an informal meal. Guests' dining experiences are complimented by the large selection of single malts and wines and spectacular views of The Gateway of India.

Starboard - Starboard is a bar where guests can let loose and enjoy the city's finest selection of cocktails and European and Cuban fusion snacks.

The Taj Mahal Tower Rooms - These rooms have spectacular views of the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea, the city of Mumbai, or the pool and are located in the newer and more orderly Tower wing.

The Taj Mahal Palace Rooms - These rooms and suites are designed to recreate the days of royal living and the Executive, Luxury, Grand Luxury, or Signature Suites also include a personalised butler along with a host of amenities.

The Taj Club Rooms - These rooms are located on the top floors of the The Taj Mahal Palace and offer city, pool or sea views. These spacious, full service rooms include personalised butler service.

The Taj Mahal Palace Suites - These suites are generously appointed and each adorned with original paintings and period furniture evoking the grandeur of days gone by while continuing to offer the best of modern luxurious hospitality. These rooms include personalised butler service.

Rajput Suite - This suite is steeped in old Rajasthani opulence but has all the modern day technology and features guests might desire. The suite features a living area, a grand spacious bedroom, study, and balconies that dot the entire suite, each overlooking the sea.

Ravishankar Suite - This suite commemorates the legendary occasion of George Harrison checking into the hotel under an assumed name to study sitar. The suite occupies a prime location at the centre of the hotel's sea-facing elevation and is adorned with original artefacts and memorabilia from the Ravi Shankar foundation and artworks of legendary painters.

Tata Suite - This suite has 15 graciously appointed rooms, offering sprawling space and the ultimate in luxury and elegance as well as cutting edge modern technology. Presidential menus are made to order by a personal chef and the suite is equipped with a personalised Jiva spa, steam room, sauna and two professional masseurs. The Tata Suite truly is a suite fit for a king.

  • Swimming
  • Art walk
  • Taj luxury yacht
  • The Elephanta Cruise
  • The Arabian Nights Fantasy Cruise
  • The Twilight Cruise
  • The Mumbai Harbour Cruise
  • Taj Luxury Shopping Boulevard
  • Astrology

While the hotel welcomes families, the rooms are not always the best set up for very young ones. All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds with a maximum of one extra bed. There is no capacity for cots in the room.


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