• Sample fine dining throughout, including private dining at the Chef’s Studio
  • Enjoy signature experiences such as afternoon tea at Sea Lounge
  • Sip cocktails or chilled champagne at the famous Harbour Bar
  • The suites in the hotel's original, Palace section are renowned for architectural details

Overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Gateway to India, the Taj Mahal Palace is a landmark heritage hotel and the flagship property of Taj Hotels. Built in 1903 the hotel strikes the perfect balance between nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern amenities. With all of the colourful vibrant attractions of Mumbai on its gilded doorstep, the hotel has played host to maharajas, dignitaries and leading lights from around the world.

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This is Mumbai’s original luxury hotel, located on the bustling waterfront. As such, the city and its first landmark harbour property are dramatically intertwined; let one of the hotel butlers lead you on an insightful walk around the hotel, telling you anecdotes about famous former guests, sharing secrets and bringing the grandeur of yesteryear to life. When it opened over a century ago the hotel was hailed as ‘the finest caravanserai in the East’. Today it is still an opulent oasis among the hurly burly of Mumbai; For instance, those same butlers are on call around-the-clock for guests in some suites, so no request or requirement goes unanswered.

With Gothic, Greco-Roman, Islamic and Rajasthan architecture – topped by a Florentine dome – the hotel has stylish interiors with exquisite touches. The first hotel in India to be installed with electricity, German lifts and Turkish baths, it also houses Belgian chandeliers and countless works of art, most of them antique. Portraits adorning the walls of the lobby are decorated with a who’s who of royalty, heads of state and celebrities that have stayed.

For those guests looking to enjoy fine dining in style, there are 10 acclaimed restaurants and bars offering cuisine from countries all around the world. Relish authentic Indian cuisine at Masala Kraft, world famous Japanese at Wasabi by Morimoto and exquisite Eastern Mediterranean meals at Souk. For a unique experience unlike any other, let us secure the Chef’s Studio for you, where you can enjoy an incredible culinary experience catered by a private chef.

To relax and recharge, arrange a tailored treatment at the Jiva Spa, a sanctuary amidst the city that offers contemporary massages and aromatherapy. There are also yoga and meditation classes to choose from or, if that feels too relaxing, arrange an excursion in the harbour using their luxury yacht or take to the sky in their private jet.


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Maharajas' Express

Maharajas' Express Rail Journey

10 days from £9,280 pp incl. flights

Experience the opulence of one of India's most luxurious rail journeys as you spot tigers in Ranthambore, sip champagne overlooking the Taj Mahal and travel through the heart of royal Rajasthan aboard the Maharajas' Express.

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