The Taj Mahal Palace

The Taj Mahal Palace

Welcome to the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai — the most famous, the most opulent, of the Taj group hotels.

Built in 1903, and 21 years before the Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace is an inextricable part of the history of Mumbai.

Overlooking the Gateway with a panoramic view of the bay, the hotel exudes traditional Indian hospitality and has a heritage of princes, kings, and stars.

There’s history in every pillar and a myriad of artistic styles. Huge Belgian chandeliers decorate the ceilings, Bastar tribal art the walls, Anglo-Indian inlaid chairs the rooms, Mughal-inspired Jali designs the surfaces, Goan Christian artefacts the tables.

The rooms are a blend of old-world elegance and ultra-modern facilities. 560 rooms include 44 suites, all overlooking the Arabian Sea or the buzzing city of Mumbai.

'Vastness with closeness' is the philosophy behind each room’s design – vast spaces where every detail has been minutely examined and perfected. Patterned Indian hand-knotted carpets sit brightly on white, shining markana floors. Gold leaf floral murals adorn the walls while Tekri inlay glistens in the light.

You’ll be treated like royalty, with a personalised Taj butler service, high tea, and authentic Indian meals.

The Taj prides itself on providing innovative gastronomic experiences. Each dish is dramatic, creative, and authentic.

Coffee is custom-blended for each guest. The subcontinent’s favourite dishes are reinvented by Taj’s chefs. Even the chocolate in their desserts has a pedigree.

Taj not only sets the standard for cuisine in India, but has hosted a flurry of firsts for the country, too. The first Chinese restaurant: Golden Dragon. The first French restaurant: Zodiac Grill. And the first international restaurant: Pure.

The hotel's spa, Jiva Spa, draws on centuries of knowledge from ancient healing wisdom and Ayurveda to indulge guests and spiritually rebalance their psyche. Pure Indian herbs, aromatherapy oils, and natural creams couple with yoga and meditation in a soothing, luxurious setting.

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