Taj Mahal Palace and Tower

Mumbai, India

This is one of Asia’s landmark hotels, built in 1903 in stately imperial grandeur, with an unbeatable waterfront location across from the Gateway to India and the ferries to Elephanta Island. Few hotels are as impressive as this one from an architectural point of view, and the grand lobby is an opulent reminder of a bygone era. The hotel also has a modern high-rise wing. The superb swimming pool area is a wonderful oasis for escaping the bustle of Mumbai.