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Taj Mahal Palace

Mumbai, India

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.

At a Glance

  • Grand dining experiences in one of its ten restaurants

  • A treasure-trove of historic memorabilia

  • The neighboring iconic Gateway of India

  • Mughal-Gothic grand architecture

  • Fantastic service

Couples, Ultimate luxury, Culture, History

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.

Emma Mark

Insider's View

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

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Description

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 including 44 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.

Accommodation

The Taj Mahal Palace offers 560 rooms including 44 suites. Rooms overlook the city or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. Amenities include satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee makers and a minibar.

Childcare

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

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include swimming pools, a fitness center 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 center, beauty salon, seven restaurants, two bars and a nightclub. There is also a book shop and shopping arcade.

Activities

Local attractions include the impressive Gateway of India, modelled on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the beautiful Pherozshah Mehta Gardens, the Church Gate, one of the three entrances to the centuries old Bombay castle where you can also find Flora Fountain, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Haji Ali Mosque. This mausoleum, built in memory of the Muslim saint, Haji Ali, is out at sea but during low tide, you can reach it on foot by a narrow causeway. You can also visit the Crawford market, the Jehangir Art Gallery and the Prince of Wales Museum.

Services

Services at the Taj Mahal Palace include 24-hour in room dining, baby sitting, a patisserie, car hire, concierge, currency exchange, express laundry, dry cleaning, florist, house doctor and travel services.

Location & Directions

Mumbai, India

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

When to go

It is best to avoid the monsoon months (June to September) while planning a trip to Mumbai. During this time Mumbai becomes a big overflowing pothole. Generally the best time when to go to Mumbai is between October to April. During this time the air remains very pleasant and the relative humidity in the air becomes low. In the months of August and September Mumbai celebrates its biggest festival the Ganesh Chaturthi. This festival is celebrated to honour the Elephant headed God called Ganesha who is a very revered and benign god in the Hindu mythology. The event is worth watching as huge processions carrying massive idols of the divine figures are carried to the sea beaches where they are submerged. The event is a spectacle of true Indian culture that no one should miss.

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