The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India

The Tata Suite

If you are looking for the splendor and majesty that even a maharaja would appreciate, The Tata Suite at the flagship Taj property has all that and more. It perfectly mixes colonial and Indian styles with antique furniture, luxurious hand-knotted carpets, Makrana marble floors inlaid with marquetry timber and pieces from Indian artists MF Husain, Ram Kumar and Laxman Shreshtha. The showstopping living room has a domed ceiling and a grand crystal chandelier. The hotel’s location on the Colaba Causeway provides views of the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea, and exploring the historic district is as easy as stepping out your front door and wandering through its overflowing shopping stalls and art galleries. For relaxation after a day exploring, head to the in-suite spa with steam room, sauna and two massage tables.

From $16,000 per night. Contact Shaheen Rajguru, director of sales and marketing,, +91 226 665 3366,