Dining & Shopping & Food in India
Like the people and the land itself, Indian cuisine varies from region to region. The ubiquitous curries known as tikka and korma can be found everywhere, but with subtle differences. The basic staples of almost every meal include rice, lentils (dahl) and some form of bread known as roti. Whenever possible, try and order a wonderful multi-course meal called a thali to ensure that you get to try a few different dishes. Chennai is one of the best places to indulge in southern Indian food. Vegetarian curries, lentils and rice dominate cuisine, while banana leaf platters offer an ...
Want to create your own Holiday? Choose your activities and hotel. Easy! Mumbai The Taj Mahal Palace
This luxury hotel has been serving guests for over a 100 years among them celebrities and
heads of state. This Taj property is perfect for both business
and leisure travelers because of its extensive business as
well as travel services. This heritage property is synonymous
with Mumbai just like Gateway of
India, which incidentally it
faces. The tour desk can arrange city tours as well as arrangements for sports including golf, and shopping trips. Taj Mahal Hotel - This hotel dominates the Colaba water front and is the epicenter of the city's social life. It was built by Industrialist JN Tata and is a magnificent structure that exhibits Moorish influences.
Reviews - Angela L. Solo Traveler Canada,
February 24, 2013. A fantastic property with impeccable service. A great way to end my vacation in India. Everything from reception, to the business centre, to the concierge, to the travel desk, the room, the view overlooking the Gateway of India was great. I am so glad I chose to stay here. I wish I could have stayed longer. Dining at Souk was great - food and staff were awesome.
Tourist attractions - Haji Ali Dargah
The Haji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Hailing from Bukhara, in the ancient Persian Empire (present day Uzbekistan), Bukhari travelled around the world in the early to mid 15th century, and then settled in Mumbai.
This Cylindrical shaped building
has planetarium, art gallery, restaurant, library, cultural center and
14-gallery exhibit called Discovery of India. There are antique exhibits like
a railway engine, tramcar, supersonic airplane and steam lorry.
India has dozens of excellent beaches, with the best ones to be found along the Malabar Coast. Goa is the hub in this area, but you may find the quiet of Morjim, Palolem or Asvem a more family-focused experience. Most beaches have bungalow resorts,
restaurants and water equipment for youngsters to play with. You can rent bikes, go for a boat ride to see dolphins, or check out the flea market at Goa’s Anjuna Beach.
Visit this website for photographs and further information about Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In India
The Malabar Coast is home to some of the best beaches in the world. Goa forms the social hub for the southern beach scene, but for something quieter check out Palolem, Morjim or Asvem. Many beaches have places to sleep, and most offer simple grilled seafood and cold beers. Another great option is Lakshadweep and its 36 islands. 10 of these remote islands are populated by friendly islanders, and the diving is excellent.
A definitive guide to the vast array of Indian food found in
this exotic country. Where dishes vary not only from region to region but
suburb to suburb, the range and scope of local specialities is endless: Moghul
kormas, Assam teas and Delhi sweets being just a few. The research team behind
this book travelled the length and breadth of India, talking to chefs, tasting
the dishes and visiting local food producers, giving the reader an honest,
insider view of the country's culinary delights and history. The photographs
of Jason Lowe capture all the vibrancy and colour associated with the East,
reflected in the colourful dishes whose recipes accompany them. Special
open-out photographic sections illustrate the diversity of Indian herbs and
spices, sweets and teas making the book extra special with their freshness and
attractiveness. A must for any lover of India or Indian food.
Stylish and successful, with a smattering of historic relics,
Mumbai fits the profile of an ideal travel
destination. Add beaches, a raucous nightlife and a long
succession of Bollywood films, and it's easy to see why the
world can't stop talking about India's budding starlet. Life
on these seven islands wasn't always so sweet (even today a
large percentage of residents struggle to make ends meet), but
opportunities in Mumbai are limitless for India's wealthy and
well-connected, with ample facilities to suit any appetite.
The best tourist sites are in South Mumbai, accompanied by a range of
Mumbai hotels and restaurants. The old colonial district has a wealth of Victorian architecture, highlighted by the Gateway of India, a massive arch fronting the Arabian Sea. When it comes to historic sites, Colaba is the best place to start, but there is also plenty to see along Marine Drive and near Chowpatty Beach.
Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, India
Established in 1903, the Taj Mahal Palace is located in Mumbai. The 5-star hotel is just a stone's throw from Mumbai's vibrant nightlife.
Guests of the the Taj Mahal Palace can enjoy a drink in the sophisticated and stylish bar, sample Indian, French and Japanese cuisine in the restaurant or simply relax in the outdoor pool. The hotel also offers a steam room, a lift and a beauty centre. A concierge, a sauna and a 24 hour business centre are also available at the hotel.
The air-conditioned rooms at the hotel are modern and include a flat-screen TV, cable / satellite channels and a safe. Private bathrooms provide a hair dryer, bathrobes and a separate bath. Bathroom amenities include luxury toiletries, a rain shower and a lighted makeup mirror.
The Taj Mahal Palace offers a convenient on-site café. Each morning a cold buffet breakfast is served in the hotel's breakfast room. A large variety of dining options can also be found in the area.
The Taj Mahal Palace is within a 10 minute walk of Prince of Wales Museum and within a 20 minute walk are Flora Fountain, Asiatic Society of Mumbai and Mantralaya. An airport shuttle operates from the hotel.