Discover the finest tradition of hospitality in India and around the world through the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces presence in over 55 destinations spanning iconic palaces, modern city hotels, enchanting safari lodges, tranquil resorts and luxury residences.
Since 1903, Taj has created a stellar collection of landmark properties across the world, each one inspired by the exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth of the hotel where it all began: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, with its landmark location and a heritage second to none has the iconic stature of being one of the original Grand hotels of the world.
Welcome to your Palace
Live the life of a Maharajah for a few days in the spectacular Taj grand palaces in Rajasthan. Where every square foot is resonant with stories of polo playing princes and the beautiful princesses that stole their hearts.
Home to history, heritage and heroic folklore, The Rambagh Palace
in Jaipur, is a timeless testimony to the extravagance of a bygone era. With its airy verandahs, manicured gardens, cusped arches and fretted screens, it is a seamless blend of the best of Moghul and Rajput architecture. The 79 lavishly appointed rooms and suites; personalized butler service and unique dining experiences are a few of the many reasons why the readers of CNT UK 2009 have chosen it as the best hotel in the world.
The Taj Lake Palace
in Udaipur arises ethereally from the serene waters of Lake Pichola, a surreal marble vision against the backdrop of the enchanting Aravalli Mountains. A total of 83 enchanting rooms tastefully redecorated, preserve the glorious heritage of the past. The Sajjan Niwas Suite, built by Maharana Sajjan Singhji around 1880, retains an old world charm reflected in every little detail. Feast on royal Mewar fare at the Lily Pond or enjoy a champagne breakfast in the privacy of your suite as the day blushes with the first kiss of the sun. Step into the Jiva Spa for treatments that draw form from the rich idiom of Indian heritage of wellness and healing. Indulge in a heritage champagne walk of the palace, with a royal escort armed with caviar, pate and a bottle of Pommery.
And then the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace
in Jodhpur. One of the world's largest private residences, this golden-hued desert sandstone monument has 64 rooms set amidst acres of verdant gardens. Stroll through the private museum, test your skills on the marbled squash courts or enjoy a slow game of billiards in the paneled recreation room. Take an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in a vintage car, accompanied by a royal butler.
Nestled amidst verdant and unique themed gardens, the soon to open Taj Falaknuma Palace
in Hyderabad is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. The sixty exquisite rooms and suites, including a stately Presidential Suite, look out on to immaculately manicured gardens. These resplendent suites, which were once the private chambers of the Nizam, royal family and state guests, are beautifully detailed and complete with every convenience, from state-of-the-art amenities to a personal butler.
Made entirely of Italian marble, the palace is home to priceless art and artefacts. Whether it is within the opulence of the banquet halls or out on the landscaped gardens, the scorpion-shaped palace makes for a sublime setting – perfect for an enchanting wedding or memorable reception.
Another unique Taj experience is the first ever branded wildlife circuit in India.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces partnership with &Beyond has resulted in creation of incredible lodges in the best wildlife destinations in India. Situated on the borders of India’s world-renowned National Parks in Madhya Pradesh, guests have a choice of luxurious accommodations set deep in India’s wilderness. All lodges are unique in their reserves, offering world-famous Taj hospitality. The intimate guest experience is complemented by warm staff welcomes, butler service; interpretive game drives with &Beyond trained guides and delicious regional cuisine. All the lodges have a unique style and offer a pristine and secluded wilderness experience, so distinct that Mahua Kothi
inspired Relais & Châteaux
to award it its prestigious membership and Rudyard Kipling was stirred by the towering ancient trees and flowing rivers of Pench National Park to write The Jungle Book
Early 2009 saw the birth of India’s First Wildlife circuit
, with the opening of two new lodges Banjaar Tola
at Kanha National Park and Pashan Garh
at Panna National Park. Adventure seekers are invited to:
Experience the vivid beauty of the Indian jungle...
with its, ancient Indian trees, fresh streams, deep gorges, bamboo thickets ,enchanting chorus of resident birds and herds of gentle chital dancing away into the forest.
Settle down in elegant tents, rustic kutiyas or bungalow inspired suites and enchanting dry-packed stone cottages
which are nestled in bamboo thickets and sal woods or perched high upon the forest floors and riverbeds; these inspired sanctuaries have a warm pastoral yet chic and plush ambience.
Embark on an exciting early morning or late evening Safari
with India’s most skilled naturalists to discover the diverse flora and fauna of these rich wildscapes and visit quaint Indian villages and understand tribal customs of Central India.
Savor mealtime magic in the most pristine settings
- by the forest’s watering hole, under the glorious Mahua tree, on the lantern-lit pool deck or simply in the private verandah of your suite.
Acquire a sense of spiritual and physical wellness
with a session of yoga or meditation and ancient Indian therapies or simply long nature walks and bicycle escapades.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces comprises 66 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury to the world’s most discerning travelers. For more information on Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces, please visit www.tajhotels.com
or call 1 866 WOW 1 TAJ [1-866-969-1825].
Special Offer to Affluent Magazine readers for Rambagh Palace at INR 70,000 for double occupancy in a Palace Room. Offer valid till March, 31, 2010
Stay 2 nights & 3 days, with daily breakfast, Airport transfers, Historical walk of the Palace followed by a glass of sparkling wine at the Bar, One half day escorted sight-seeing tour included. Offer includes Complimentary use of Spa wet areas. 15% off on Spa treatments. And 10% off on Food & soft beverage, Telecom, Laundry and Car rentals. All current applicable taxes. Please quote: Special Affluent Offer for Rambagh while making a booking.