For travelers longing for the opulence of India, there is no better brand than Taj; an infusion of India’s rich culture and unique heritage is ever-present at the Taj collection of properties.
Taj hotels, palaces, and resorts are all conveniently located, whether it’s in industrial and central business zones or in more remote destinations chosen for their proximity to interesting locales – always with a blend of old and new. The award-winning Jiva Spas combines age old Indian healing techniques with the finest natural ingredients.

With 98 hotels in 62 locations in India alone, each offer guests a memorable stay with convenient, luxury service. The Taj stays true to their vow of keeping traditions and heritage alive as they support the continuation of legendary Indian art practices, ensuring guests catch a glimpse of India in any of their 15 international locations, found in the US, UK, Maldives, Malaysia, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and Africa.
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Taj Faluknama Palace

Hyderabad, India

Built in the 19th century as a guesthouse for visiting dignitaries, the Faluknama was once one of India's finest palaces; today, it is one of the country's most luxurious hotels. Local artifacts, Italian marble, and fixtures & fittings from around the globe make the Taj Faluknama a fascinating attraction in and of itself. Its sixty rooms and suites combine contemporary amenities, such as high-speed internet access, in-room safes, plush beds, and DVD players, with classic design features including hardwood floors and colorful, hand-painted walls. The Royal Presidential Suite, the most luxurious of these rooms, even has its own private swimming pool. The Taj’s culinary options include Adaa, which serves slow cooked, traditional Hyderabadi cuisine such as biryani, or rice slow-cooked with meat, vegetables, spices, and saffron; Celeste, an Italian and Mediterranean eatery that is open all day; Jade Verandah, a breakfast only venue; and a hookah lounge and a poolside bar. Amenities include a spa, pool, library and billiards room, as well as an in-house historian who will walk guests through the property's fascinating history.

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Taj Baghvan Lodge

Pench National Park, India

A luxurious safari lodge, Baghvan is located at the edge of Pench National Park, situated next to a stream and surrounded by forest. The lodge is approximately 90 minutes' drive from Nagpur Airport. The lodge consists of 12 contemporary-style bungalows with large courtyards, private shaded sit-outs, an outdoor shower and a romantic rooftop sleep-out on a private machan, or jungle platform. The machan is protected with a mosquito net, refreshed with an overhead fan and comes with a hookah. In the summer months, a traditional Khus screen is sprinkled with water, which cools the breeze wafting in and scents it with a lovely fragrance. Fine Indian cuisine is served on your private veranda or on the poolside deck. There is also a bar & library, as well as in-room spa treatments.

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Taj Banjaar Tola

Kanha National Park, India

Located on the banks of the Banjaar River, the Taj Banjaar Tola sits within the confines of Kanha National Park. The resort comprises 18 tented suites with private decks, glass doors, elegant, understated furniture, locally-produced fabrics, and plush beds. Dining options at the Banjaar Tola center mainly around fresh, locally-sourced foods prepared in a variety of Indian regional cuisines, from cheese, mint, and onion-stuffed kathi rolls to thalis, assorted, small dishes. Like other safari lodges, the Banjaar Tola offers guests the option to eat while on safari, or to dine outdoors, by the pool, or in the privacy of their own rooms. Amenities at Banjaar Tola include a spa, performances by tribal dancers, a private viewing deck, and a swimming pool. The lodge lies a scenic, five-and-a-half-hour drive from Nagpur Airport, four hours from both Jabalpur Airport and Rajpur Airport.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Resorts By Speedboat, Maldives

Known for its attentive service, the exclusive Taj Exotica Resort and Spa is a private island retreat situated on one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Each of the 64 luxurious suites features air-conditioning, LCD televisions and satellite channels, plunge pools, personalized butlers, and sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Dining options range from 24 Degrees, an eatery set on the beach and specifically intended for sunset views; The Deep End, a restaurant inspired by world cuisines and featuring game, seafood, and organically sourced produce; and, of course, private dining in villas and on the beach. Amenities include an on-site fitness center and gymnasium, located over the waters of the lagoon. Activities in the area encompass diving and snorkeling the myriad reefs, sea kayaking, helicopter tours, big game fishing, waterskiing, and windsurfing. The Taj Exotica is 15 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans

Andaman And Nicobar Islands, India

This long-anticipated luxury resort destination is set on Havelock Island in the Andaman Sea and covers 46 acres of property. It is the first luxury beach resort to grace this tropical collection of picturesque islands, and it was created with the utmost care for the environment. Not a single tree was felled during construction, and an on-site bottling plant was erected to prevent the use of plastic bottles and to cement the resort’s status as eco-friendly. Fringed by a strip of mangroves and a river, the resort gloriously opens up to the famed Radhanagar Beach. Pristine beaches lie before guests while wildlife sanctuaries and ancient tribal sites await them inland. In terms of accommodations, the resort boasts 50 modern villas on stilts. These villas are inspired by Jarawa tribe dwellings and are luxuriously appointed with king-size beds and comfortable furnishings. The five-fixture bathrooms are fitted with rain showers and bathtubs, and decks receive an abundance of sunshine. As for dining, there are three restaurants that offer an array of gourmet regional and international dishes, and there is also a pool bar serving guests lounging around the Olympic-size infinity pool. The spa is exceptional with an array of treatments that range from Ayurveda therapies to aromatherapies. A 24-hour fitness center is on-site; yoga classes are offered in the mornings, and guests are encouraged to get away from the resort to kayak, scuba dive, hike, and snorkel. There is plenty of fascinating wildlife and enchanting ecology to see nearby, and the resort’s staff is more than happy to help guests discover it.

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Taj Lake Palace

Udaipur, India

The white marble Taj Lake Palace seems to float magically in the middle of the stunning Lake Pichola, facing the city of Udaipur against the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains. The hotel’s 83 individually decorated rooms and suites are located in a former royal palace that is only accessible from the mainland by boat. Recently renovated and updated, the Taj Lake Palace is considered one of the most romantic hotels in the world. The Neel Kamal restaurant serves Rajasthani cuisine; the Jharokha room offers light international fare; and the open-air rooftop restaurant Bhairo has clear view of the City Palace. There is a lakeside bar and lounge with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, hot and cold Jacuzzis and an aerobic workout room, though no fitness center. The business center has computers and mobile phones for hire, broadband Internet access and wi-fi access. The Jiva spa offers traditional Indian spa treatments, and is available for exercise and relaxation. Taj Lake Palace is a 40-minute drive to the airport in Dabok (UDR).

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Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

Mumbai, India

For over a century, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower has been the haunt of India's elite, and has played host to princes, kings, maharajas, presidents, CEOs and countless celebrities. Built in 1903, it is an architectural marvel, bringing together Moorish, Oriental, and Florentine styles. Inside, the hotel showcases contemporary Indian art framed by vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, and an eclectic collection of furniture. There are 519 rooms and 46 opulent suites with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India. The Taj's excellent dining options include Golden Dragon - voted the best Chinese restaurant in Mumbai; Masala Kraft - Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist; Souk, which has stunning views of Mumbai from its rooftop location and serves Middle Eastern cuisine; The Zodiac Grill, where a special menu is offered for each month's star sign, and the stellar Wasabi By Morimoto - Mumbai's first contemporary Japanese restaurant, helmed by the Iron Chef himself. There is also the Harbour Bar, Mumbai's first drinking establishment, and the Insomnia nightclub, filled with "Bombabes" and their millionaire boyfriends. Guests can unwind at the luxurious spa, the fitness center, equipped with cardiovascular and weight training equipment, steam shower and sauna and swimming pool, or with a game of badminton, squash, tennis or billiards. The hotel also has a private yacht available for day trips on the Arabian Sea or to nearby Elephanta Island. There is a business center with wired and wireless Internet access, secretarial services and cell phones and laptops for hire. Wi-fi available throughout the hotel. The Taj Mahal Palace is 45 minutes from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM).

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Taj Mahua Kothi

Bandhavgarh National Park, India

Outside the wild confines of Bandhavgarh lies the Taj Mahua Kothi Lodge. Spread over forty acres and built on the site of a former tented camp once used by aristocracy and the British colonial elite, Mahua features twelve cottages, called kutiyas, or shelters in Hindi. Each of the cottages features fireplaces, large windows, handmade pottery, locally-sourced textiles, all-natural soaps, creams, and lotions from Jiva Spa, plush beds, air-conditioning, in-room safes, en suite bathrooms, and tasteful, locally-inspired designs. Meals at Mahua Kothi are served rather informally; breakfasts are eaten either on the road, or in Mahua Kothi’s vegetable garden; lunch can be had by the pool, during the safari, or under the shade of the nearby trees; and dinners, featuring roasts, thalis, or assortments of small dishes, are enjoyed under the stars and accompanied by performances. Amenities include a full-service spa offering Ayurvedic and western treatments, a swimming pool, a library, and yoga lessons. Mahua Kothi lies a scenic, five-hour drive from Khajuraho’s airport.

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Taj Meghauli Serai

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Taj Meghauli Serai, a peaceful jungle lodge, perched on the edge of the world-famous Chitwan National Park, which boasts over 570 square miles of forests and is home to an amazing array of wildlife, elephants, leopards, rhinos, tigers and sloths. For those looking to be at the heart of the action, Taj Meghauli Sera is certainly the place to be, offering a wide range of exciting wildlife encounters. Accommodation is offered in a choice of spacious rooms, luxury villas and a spectacular Presidential Suite; every room is guaranteed to provide a serene getaway. After wildlife watching with a dedicated nature guide, guests can enjoy bush dinners around a bonfire, sundowners in the wilderness and relaxing massages to top off amazing days.

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Taj Pashan Garh

Panna National Park, India

Taj Pashan Garh consists of twelve stone cottages clustered around a hilltop with fantastic views over Panna National Park and a nearby watering hole frequented by antelope, and surrounded by 200 acres of jungle wilderness. The luxury stone cottages are situated along a picturesque stream, each offering a private verandah with stunning views of the lush tropical forest and nearby waterhole. Each individual cottage showcases leather furniture made in Delhi, with massive black and white photo canvasses of the dramatic Panna landscapes. The guest areas celebrate traditional Haveli, or private mansion design, with a spacious central courtyard. The interiors are a contemporary mix of chocolate linens, block-printed black silks, celadon cottons and cotton lace chandeliers. The resort also offers a spa, infinity pool, library, safari shop, and of course the superb Indian fine dining one would expect from a Taj property, and served on an outdoor deck, on a lakeside bullock cart, or in the privacy of guests’ rooms.

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