Why You Should Stay At The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

With traditionally attired doormen and lobbies with plush Indian decor, Taj Mahal hotel, New Delhi, features more remnants of the British era than most of it’s contemporary hotels. Back when it was opened, this iconic hotel was one of the first of its kind in the Indian capital but now looks a little old-fashioned.

The hotel, Taj Mahal was opened in Delhi in 1978.

History of Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

TAJ, one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, was established in 1903. Since then, it has now grown to 101 hotels in 64 locations across the globe, including India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, and Nepal. TAJ is a part of the Tata Group, one of India’s premier business houses. It is a chain of luxury hotels and a subsidiary of the Indian Hotels Company Limited. The headquarters are at Express Towers, Nariman Point in Mumbai. The founder of the Tata Group is Jamsetji Tata.

The group is known for converting royal palaces in India into luxury hotels. The first palace to be converted into a Taj luxury hotel was the Lake Palace in Udaipur, in 1971. Other examples include the Rambagh Palace in JaipurUmaid Bhawan Palace in JodhpurFalaknuma Palace in Hyderabad and Nadesar Palace in Varanasi.

Ten hotels of the Taj group are members of the Leading Hotels of the World

How To Reach Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Located on Shahjahan Road, in the inner southern suburbs. To/from the airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport) will take about 30-45 minutes (18km). Here are the directions. Here is everything you need to know about arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The closest metro station is at Khan Market (550m away, 7-minute walk).  Uber and Ola are also available.

Amenities at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not available.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Pool: Large outdoor pool. Colonial-era design with natural shade and plenty of lounge chairs.
  • Spa: Alongside the pool. It features several facilities, including steam rooms, saunas, jacuzzi, and plunge pools.
  • Fitness Center: Next to the spa. Fitness at Jiva Spa is well-equipped and very spacious. Open 24 hours with a dedicated yoga section.
  • Facilities: Boutiques.

Food and Drinks

Machan

Machaan at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Safari-themed International eatery.
  • Must-try: Signature dessert, the ‘Bulls eye’
  • Cuisine – Multi-Cuisine
  • Timings – 10:30 to Midnight (00:00 hours)
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people– ₹ 4000*

House of Ming

House of Ming at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Cuisine – Chinese
  • Lunch – (Monday – Friday) – 12:30 PM – 02:45 PM
    • (Saturday and Sunday) – 12:30 PM – 03:30 PM
  • Dinner – (All days) – 07:30PM – 11:45 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people– ₹ 5000 *

Varq

Varq at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Created around the concept of pre-plated Indian food
  • Houses priceless artwork – a mural by renowned artist Anjolie Ela Menon and the modern art forms of oil paintings, carvings, and sculptures
  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Lunch – 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM
  • Dinner – 7:00 PM to 11:45 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people– ₹ 5000 *

Emperor Lounge

Emperor's lounge at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Offers a premium selection of teas, coffee brews, and sumptuous finger food.
  • It also offers choicest cigars, indulgent desserts, and handcrafted chocolates.
  • Cuisine – Finger food
  • Timings – 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people – ₹ 2500 *

The Grill Room

The grill room at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Cuisine – Mediterranean, European
  • Dinner – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people – ₹ 5000 *

Rick’s

Rick's at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Named after Rick Blaine, the star of ‘Casablanca’
  • Famous for its legendary cocktails, enticing Southeast Asian cuisine and eclectic music.
  • Cuisine – Southeast Asian
  • Timings – 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people – ₹ 3500 *

Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi – Rooms

Room Types

Deluxe Rooms City View

Deluxe room at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 33 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Per night- 246 USD

Taj Club Rooms City View

Taj Club room at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 33 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, one-way airport transfer, etc.
  • Per night-  300 USD

Executive Suite Pool View

Executive suite at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 72 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, both-ways airport transfer, etc.
  • Per night-  450 USD

Luxury Suite

Luxury suite at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 95 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, both-ways airport transfer, etc.

Grand Presidential Suite  

Grand presidential suite at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 418 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, both-ways airport transfer, etc.
  • Includes a vanity room, pantry, workout area, dining room, and library.

NB: Smoking is allowed in some rooms, but is not permitted in public areas.

Here is a reservation link.

Contact Information

  • Phone: +91 (0)11 6656 6162
  • Email: mahal.delhi@tajhotels.com
  • Website: tajhotels.com

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