Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces

From India to New Zealand, these 25 resorts are the top destination retreats in Asia and the Pacific.
Vivanta by Taj Bentota is a refreshed full-service beach resort in a destination your friends haven’t heard of. Why Go: This refurbishment of a 1990s beach resort in Sri Lanka is worth considering if...
Commissioned to build a five-star hotel in Marrakech, Ameri­can architect Stuart Church was presented with a 124-acre site in the Palmeraie district, 10 minutes outside the Old City. Church developed...
Taj Falaknuma Palace ( +91.?40.6629.8585, www.tajhotels.com ) sits atop a hill 2,000 feet above Hyderabad, the southern Indian city known as much for its rich architectural heritage and succulent...
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan presided over the southern Indian city of Hyderabad from his hilltop Falaknuma Palace. The beauty of the marble building faded along with...
The Biryani beckons. In the shadow of the four-towered Charminar mosque, next to a market stall where customers stand and sip tea with pointed nonchalance, a vendor mans his cart, scooping heaping...
Built in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower was the brainchild of Indian steel magnate Jamsetji N. Tata, who believed that a grand hotel would help establish Bombay, now known as Mumbai, as one...
Just outside the nine suites at Banjaar Tola, tigers roam through dilapidated temples, monkeys swing from trees, and, as if from a scene in The Jungle Book , young boys pilot elephants through thick...
Once while visiting Bombay, George Bernard Shaw was asked if he wanted to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. "I have no desire to see it," the writer replied, "as the Taj Mahal where I am staying...
Vikram Singh sips a martini in the dimly lit downstairs bar off the lobby of San Francisco’s Campton Place hotel. "In the Maldives, we had martinis out on the deck, with the sun setting down,...
As I sit swathed in a loincloth, smoking a cigarette made from a mixture of turmeric and sweet flag powder, I realize the Tamara Ayurveda Spa at the Taj Malabar hotel in Cochin, India, is a total...