Taj Mahal Palace

Mumbai, Central India, India

Top tip

Combine a stay at Taj Palace Hotels for a minimum of 6 nights and make considerable savings throughout the year. Participating hotels are Taj Rambagh Palace, Taj Lake Palace, Umaid Bawan, Taj Falaknuma Palace and The Taj Mahal Palace. Find out how you can combine them here, but contact our India specialists for more information and prices.

At a Glance

  • Grand dining experiences in one of its ten restaurants

  • A treasure-trove of historic memorabilia

  • The neighbouring iconic Gateway of India

  • Mughal-Gothic grand architecture

  • Fantastic service

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

Generally, the best time to go to Mumbai is between October to April. During this time the air remains very pleasant and the humidity in the air is lower. It is best to avoid the monsoon months which last from June to September.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a cocktail or two at the newly refurbished Harbour Bar which first opened its doors to the discerning Mumbai Gentlemen in 1933 and has since played host to decades of high-powered rendezvous.

Treat yourself to a sumptuous breakfast by the poolside and relax in the balmy early morning breeze before exploring the city.

Call us on 06 8750 0851 to start planning your holiday to Taj Mahal Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Central India

Description

Built in 1903, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is considered one of the finest hotels in India and is a fusion of Moorish, Oriental and Florentine architectural styles encapsulating sumptuous luxury and gracious living.

With stunning views over the Arabian Sea and located just next to the Gateway of India monument, the Taj Mahal Palace stands as one of Mumbai's iconic structures in its own right. It is the flagship property of the Taj Group and successfully blends old world charm with exceptional levels of style, comfort and service.

Its 560 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated with many housing antiques and artwork. The Tower Wing, built in 1973 by American architect Melton Bekker, houses 275 rooms offering a mix of European style and Indian elegance with views overlooking the city or the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. Taj Club rooms feature rosewood floors and high ceilings and are equipped with a Sony Bravia home theatre system, luxurious Italian marbled bathrooms with a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle (with hydro massage hand showers and overhead rain showers).

The hotel has seven restaurants and two bars. It also houses the Taj Group’s flagship Jiva Spa, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool. You can take to the seas in the hotel's yacht with all the modern comforts you need including three air conditioned bedrooms, a salon complete with a bar and entertainment system. The cruise takes you across to the periphery of Elephanta Island to view medieval period caves.

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Accommodation

The Taj Mahal Palace offers 550 rooms including six different suite categories. Rooms overlook the city or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea.

Childcare

Children are very welcome to come and stay at Taj Mahal Palace and a baby sitting service is available on request.

Services

Services at the Taj Mahal Palace include 24-hour in room dining, baby sitting, car hire, concierge, currency exchange, express laundry and dry cleaning.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include swimming pools, a fitness centre with a steam room and sauna, the Jiva Spa featuring four treatment rooms offering a range of Indian rejuvenation therapies from aromatherapy massages to body scrubs and wraps, a business centre, beauty salon, seven restaurants, two bars and a nightclub. There is also a book shop and shopping arcade.

Activities

Mumbai is a bustling city waiting to be discovered. Local attractions include the impressive Gateway of India, modelled on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the beautiful Pherozshah Mehta Gardens, the Church Gate, The Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Haji Ali Mosque among others.

Reviews

4

Michelle Von Kimmelmann (Staff)

The Taj Mahal Palace is a real must-stay while in Mumbai. The building is an incredible sight to behold both inside and out and the history behind the hotel provides a real insight into regal India with stories behind every pillar and cranny. The service is absolutely flawless - the staff really make you feel welcome and provide you with the highest standard of care and attention.

I would highly recommend dinner at Masala Craft for a traditional Indian feast followed by sampling one of the signature cocktails at The Harbour Bar. The hotel is an iconic part of the city - a grand palace fit for royalty and the perfect partner to sample all the Mumbai has to offer.

5

Emma Neale (Staff)

This is my all time favourite hotel in Bombay and one of the cities most iconic buildings. Away from the tasteful heritage rooms in the palace part of the hotel, I absolutely love the buzz of this hotel and its location. The views out to the Gateway of India and over the Arabian Ocean are supreme and the quality of the food served in the restaurants is excellent (although perhaps more in line with London in terms of pricing) This hotel is perfect for short stays in Bombay as it's location is perfect for exploring the city.

Experiences

  • Eating in Mumbai

    When it comes to food, Mumbai offers all cuisine. It is not just Indian food, Mumbai also serves Thai, Chinese, Continental and all international cuisine. The best places to enjoy the International taste will be the high-end restaurants.

  • Explore Mumbai

    Explore Mumbai differently with a private guide; Begin at Sassoon Market & Crawford Market in the morning before wandering to Churchgate Station to see the 'Tiffin Wallahs' at work. Finally see Dhobi Ghat before taking a walking tour through Old Bombay.

  • Hyderabad - Full Day Tour

    Enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating city of Hyderabad. During this cultural tour you will visit the sights of Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Mecca Masjid and the Salar Jung Museum.

  • Mumbai by night

    The people of Mumbai continue to amaze us; they work all day and party all night and still wake up to continue the growth of one of the fastest economies in the world. You really feel a part of it when you head out on the town.

  • Shopping in Mumbai

    Mumbai must produce almost every object known to man; and shopping in the city can be a daunting task. With our help, we can help find whatever you are looking for.

Holiday Ideas

  • Classic Taj Mahal, Temples and Tigers

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    from €6200 pp 13 nights

    • Includes a visit to the Taj Mahal, the Chandela Temples of Khajuraho and village safaris to ensure there is a balance between wildlife and culture
    • Follow the trail of the elusive wild tiger across India's best game reserves
    • Expert guides at all locations to enhance the experience
  • India in Style with Taj Hotels

    Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodphur, Jaipur & Hyderabad

    from €6700 pp 13 nights

    • Stay in four of the great Palace Hotels of India
    • Private and exclusive experiences in each location, all with expert guiding
    • Staying at a selection of Taj Palaces, enjoy considerable savings whilst enjoying the renowned Taj hospitality

Location & directions

Mumbai, Central India, India

The Taj Mahal Palace is located in the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, next to the Gateway of India.

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Call us on 06 8750 0851 to start planning your holiday to Taj Mahal Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Central India

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