Taj Hotels are known across the globe for being the benchmark of luxury accommodations. From the brand new Taj Vivanta Bekal Hotel, to the Taj Lake Palace, known as the "Floating Island," and of course, the classic Taj Mahal Palace, it is undeniable that indulging in one of Taj's Indian destinations should be at the top of every globetrotter's list.
The Taj Vivanta Hotel in Bekal, Kerala
The Bekal Vivanta, Taj's newest hotel, is characterized by its 71 laterite lined villas and rooms that are inspired by the distinct design of Kettuvallam house boats. The property kisses the shoreline of Kappil Beach and offers endless opportunities for both adventure and relaxation. Every square foot of the Bekal Vivanta is drenched in opulence and traditionalism, as they aim to create an evironment that reflects a blend of Kerala culture and Balinese influence.
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The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur
The Lake Palace began as an estate built by Prince Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1743, but more recently, it has become an enchantingly luxurious hotel. The Lake Palace, one of four islands in Lake Pichola, has the beautiful Aravalli mountains and city palaces as a backdrop - amounting to a truly breathtaking view. In fact, the property's decadent beauty on the interior and exterior is the reason that it was the chosen as a location during filming for the James Bond film Octopussy.
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The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai
Not only is the Taj Mahal Palace located in the heart of the city, but some would say that it is the heart of the city. For more than a century the Taj has hosted Majarajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe and played an essential role to the life the city. Considered a "treasure-trove of invaluable memoribilia," it takes only a glance to see how steeped the Taj Mahal Palace is in history and riches. And a bonus? It's located only a minute's walk away from Bungalow 8's Mumbai retail store.