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Members of the Aman Jet Expedition, October 2016

Vivanta by Taj - Dal View

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: The elevated position of the Dal View provides unbeatable mountain and Dal Lake panoramas.

History: This hotel offers unique traditional experiences to help guests enjoy local history and culture.

Service: The superlative hospitality of Taj Hotels extends to this property, with butlers and concierge services available round the clock.

The tranquil natural environment surrounding the Dal View is enhanced by relaxing and reviving therapies by Jiva Spa. There’s also a fitness center and stunning infinity edge pool onsite.

Fitness Center

Equipped with Life Fitness exercise machines and free weights , the gym is open 24 hours a day, with a personal trainer on hand from 6am to 9pm. Yoga sessions are also offered.

Jiva Spa

Taj Hotels worldwide offer the comprehensive wellness services of Jiva Spa. Ayurvedic therapies are at the core of Jiva Spa, with Indian treatments, massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, facials, wraps and scrubs offered for ultimate relaxation and restoration.


A beautiful outdoor temperature-controlled infinity edge pool allows guests to swim while enjoying majestic lake and mountain vistas.

The restaurants at Dal View are up to the usual high standards of Taj Hotels, offering authentic local cuisine as well as a selection of international dishes. Guests are treated to breathtaking mountain and lake views from both indoor and outdoor venues. Private dining can also be arranged in-room or on the gorgeous property grounds.

Jade Dragon

This contemporary Chinese restaurant offers spicy Sichuan fare in a stylish and intimate setting. Open for lunch and dinner, specialties here include chicken in Sichuan black bean sauce and lotus stem honey chili.


Chic and casual all-day dining is offered in this restaurant with panoramic views over the lake and mountains. International cuisine is served alongside local Kashmiri, regional and Italian dishes, there's a buffet or a la carte or guests can be treated to a traditional traami feast in a shamiyana tent. Trout from a nearby trout farm and Kashmiri rogan josh are two of the specialties.

Tea Lounge

This elegant all-day lounge offers light snacks and drinks, including charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches, chocolates and the local tea called kehwa. Gourmet coffees and fruit souffles are some of the specialties here - served against a backdrop of lake and mountain views.



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Our co-founder & CEO Catherine Heald was moved by her Hindu wedding vow renewal in Kerala. She also loved staying with a Maharajah at his palace in Darjeeling.
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