The Taj Hotel: Pride of Mumbaikars

Built in 1973, the iconic The Taj Mahal Tower Mumbai stands majestically across from the Gateway of India, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Check out everything you should know about this outstanding building here.

The Taj Mahal, Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is one of the most stunning buildings ever designed. This iconic hotel celebrated 119 years in December 2022 and is still considered one of the original grand hotels of the world known for its architecture, historic setting, luxurious service, and its equally iconic guests.

Tower stands in harmonious contrast to The Taj Mahal Palace with its arched balconies and newly refurbished rooms. Sprawling over 2.6 acres, this luxurious hotel features 10 restaurants and a variety of traditional Indian therapies at Jiva Spa. Stylishly designed, the rooms offer amazing sea, city, or pool views. Each room includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a well-stocked mini-bar, free WiFi, and a luxurious bathroom.

Part of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and the first ever property of Taj Groups, the hotel has 560 rooms and 44 suites and is considered the flagship property of the group; it employs 1,600 staff. The hotel has a long and distinguished history, having received many notable guests, from presidents to captains of industry and show business stars.

The 1972 wing, today called The Taj Mahal Tower

Coming to its cuisine, The Taj’s incredible eating choices incorporate ‘Golden Dragon – Cast a ballot’ the best Chinese café in Mumbai; ‘Masala Kraft’ – Indian food with a contemporary wind; ‘Souk’, which has shocking perspectives on Mumbai from its housetop area and serves Middle Eastern cooking; ‘The Zodiac Grill’, where an uncommon menu is offered for every month’s star sign, and the excellent ‘Wasabi By Morimoto’ – Mumbai’s first contemporary Japanese eatery, helmed by the Iron Chef himself. There is additionally the ‘Harbor Bar’, Mumbai’s first drinking foundation, and the Insomnia dance club, loaded up with “Bombabes” and their mogul beaus.

Food served in Taj Mumbai


Known for being a world leader in hospitality, The Taj Mahal Palace’s award-winning team will help you to make the most of your big day by offering service like:

  • Basic electricity and backup
  • In-house DJ
  • Alcohol
  • Unique Dining space
  • Valet parking
  • Jiva Spa
  • Taj Salon
  • Bridal room
  • Service staff
  • Inhouse catering
  • Guests Accommodation
  • Inhouse décor
All Palace wing guests check in comfortably in seats while they can munch on snacks or have a cocktail. 

The Palace wing has rooms on 4 floors, divided by a central atrium, so you can see every floor. The architecture is breathtaking, and every floor is adorned with priceless artwork and antiques.

Due to the hotel’s open layout, you can see every floor, all the way to the lobby. While there are elevators, it is recommended to take the stairs. You feel like royalty. As promised, here is the main lobby. It feels more contemporary, and it’s massive with plenty of seating for the hundreds of guests staying here, as well as the tour groups, people coming for the restaurants, meetings and/or spa.

The main lobby with spectacular royal view.

The rooms are cosy, and intimate. The free WIFI is fast, the room is quiet, and each detailing is so meticulously designed, you will feel like a king staying here.

The luxury room view

Taj Mahal Palace has an intimate spa flanked by the main lobby and the pool. Jiva Spa is new, sprawling 6,500 square feet, and offering a handful of treatment rooms. It’s surprisingly magnificent for such a grand hotel, proving not a lot of guests book treatments here (the menu was also pretty limited) as very rich people can afford this luxury. The spa offers massages, facials, body scrubs and packages that include traditional Ayurvedic treatments.

The Jiva spa