MUMBAI  INDIA
I love Mumbai. The fabric of the city is woven with so many different colors and textures that on each visit I am embraced by its overwhelming warmth and comfort. Mumbai is also home to one of my favorite hotels in the world - the historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Since it opened in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai has created its own unique history. From Maharajas and Princes to various Kings, Presidents, CEOs and entertainers, the Taj has played the perfect host, supportive of their every need. 

The Hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the Hotel is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.

Over the past century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai has amassed a diverse collection of paintings and works of art and is a veritable showcase of artifacts and art of the era. From Belgian chandeliers to Goan Christian artifacts, the Hotel incorporates a myriad of artistic styles and tastes.

My most recent trip to Mumbai was to board the Deccan Odyssey which is a one week rail journey starting and ending in Mumbai with stops along the way including Goa, Ellora and Ajanta. 



RESTAURANT

Indigo (Modern European)
Copper Chimney (Indian)
Henry Tham (Chinese)
India Jones (Pan Asian)
Kandahar (Indian)
Leopold Cafe (Chinese & Indian)
Mahesh Lunch Home (Manglorean seafood)
Khyber (Indian)
Gajalee (Seafood)
Woodside Inn (Indian)
Lemongrass Cafe (Asian Fusion)
The Bagel Shop
Trishna (Indian)
Don Giovanni (Italian)
DESTINATION

- Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Gateway of India
- The Open Air Laundry of Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
- Haji Ali which is a mosque and tomb built in 1431 by Haji Ali after being inspired on his trip to Mecca
- Kala Ghoda Art District and the National Gallery of Modern Art
- Heritage Buildings: Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay High Court and the buildings of Horniman Circle
- Day trip to Elephanta Island to see the caves dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva
- Markets: Chor Bazaar Thieves Market, Linking Road and Crawford Market
- Watch the sunset with local on the beaches of Juhu and Marine Drive
- Chemould Prescott Road - Contemporary Art Gallery

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