Saturday, March 11, 2006

Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

Taj Mahal Hotel
Apollo Bunder

The majestic Taj Mahal Hotel overlooks Apollo Bunder and has great views of the gateway from its top floor Apollo Bar. This Mumbai institution was built in 1903 by JN Tata, one of the city's great Parsi benefactors, supposedly after he was refused entry to Watson's hotel - a European hotel - on account of being 'a native'.

For a great view of Mumbai, go up to the Sea Lounge and ask for a table by the window.

Its also worth seeing the grand central stairway in the Hotel's Old Wing.

There was a rumour that the designer of the building committed suicide when he saw the finished building had been constructed back-to-front. But that's all it is - A Rumour.

Do note that the Taj Mahal Hotel is a five star hotel & hence the rates would be on the higher side.

The Taj has a number of Restaurants & Bars on the premises
Shamiana : 24-hour coffee shop.
Sea Lounge : Meeting place in Bombay for tea and light meals.
Harbour Bar : Bombay's oldest bar.
Apollo Bar: The rooftop bar.
Lounge Bar: For the finest selection of wines.
Zodiac Grill : Continental gourmet dining. Also serves Power Breakfast. One of the most expensive restaurants in the city. dinner for two can come upto Rs.8000/-
Golden Dragon : Authentic Sichuan cuisine.
Tanjore: Indian cuisine with classical dance performances in the evening.
1900s : Bombay's newest night club.

For More info
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower : The Official Site

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