EID GETAWAYS WITH TAJ
EID GETAWAYS WITH TAJ
Known as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur, with its elaborate palaces, serene lakes, exotic temples and resplendent gardens, has a lot to offer. The Taj Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola, is a dream of white marble and mosaic glistening on the moonlit waters of Lake Pichola. Maharana Jagat Singh II built this as his pleasure palace and was named Jag Niwas after its founder on its completion in 1746. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking views, tuck into authentic Rajasthani cuisine at the Neel Kamal restaurant, pamper themselves as royals with spa experiences on a boat, and experience the heritage walk with insightful stories and anecdotes of Kings and Princes of the palace. A short trip to this spectacular land would be no less than a grand experience that will leave a lasting impression and memories for a lifetime.
Jaipur ensures that travelers witness the royal city of Rajasthan with complete delight. This Eid, guests can live like royalty and experience luxury fit for a king at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. On a visit to this state, guests can indulge in the opulence of a royal suite once belonging to the royal family, feast on delicacies that leave the senses tingling and sink into the intricate details of exquisite objects d’art. This stunning palace, steeped in rich history and Rajputani traditions welcomes guests with a spectacular arrival. As part of a unique dining experience, one can tuck into a Peacock Thali with folk shows on the Rambagh Lawns or enjoy a private lunch at the Baradari. Guests can also indulge in signature treatments from the Royal Houses at the Jiva Grande Spa, providing an exclusive opportunity to experience everlasting Indian treatments ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and wrap, royal baths. Guests can partake in a wealth of experiences that resound with the memories, luxuries and extravagances of a bygone era that are remained locked forever within the palace walls.
For a short vacation this Eid, an experience at the princely city of Jodhpur begins with enchanting views of a traditional Indian culture set amongst ancient palaces, forts and heritage that lay magnificent in their own charm. Home to the royal family of Jodhpur since 1943 and currently the Best Hotel in the World as ranked by TripAdvisor, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a monument of a kind that is set amidst 26 verdant acres of land. Part of a significant experience at the palace, guests can experience the Heritage Walk around the palace with butlers that keep guests enthralled with stories and visions of a kind. This heritage walk lets one relive a fascinating bygone era through majestic monuments. Guests can indulge in an authentic Rajasthani cuisine at Risala or tuck into an array of European and Mediterranean delicacies at Pillars. The palace lets its guests to be pampered with rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa. Umaid Bhawan Palace sets one into a mesmerizing dream that is one of a kind.
VIVANTA BY TAJ – GREEN COVE KOVALAM, KERALA
Vivanta by Taj – Green Cove Kovalam allows guests to soak in the beauty and serenity of ‘God’s own country’. Almost one with the Arabian Sea, the seaside and backwaters resort not only charms one’s senses but provides unforgettable experiences tucked within its nouvelle restaurants, high energy bar and sprawling spa. A perfect combination of the local flavors of Kerala and Balinese influences that reflect in the design of the resort, one can embrace the tranquility and natural beauty of Kerala at Vivanta by Taj – Green Cove Kovalam.
From a bespoke half-day family excursion to the history enriched city of Trivandum to a sunset backwater cruise or a country boat bruise in the resort lagoon peppered with a number of additional activities like cycling and golfing, there is never a dull moment at the resort. For those looking to set alight the spark of romance, an intimate seaside dinner with only the sound of the lapping waves giving one company is in store at Bait, the resort’s fresh seafood restobar. With traditional mashals (torches) and lanterns lighting up the night in a warm glow, one can sit back and enjoy an extravagant meal prepared on-the-spot by the chef while a butler tends to one’s every need. With rooms that open up into private balconies overlooking the lush landscape, backwaters and the sea, Vivanta by Taj – Green Cove Kovalam is the perfect destination to fly off for a short vacation.
A tropical paradise in itself, the destination has much to offer with its mesmerizing beaches, historical temples, world renowned Ayurvedic spas and delectable cuisines. Guests can lay back and relax in plush cottages spread across enchanting acres, overlooking the scenic backwaters. Each of the retreats add a touch of contemporary yet local culture to one’s stay. When visiting Kerala, one cannot miss out on relaxing one’s body and mind through an array of de-stressing spas, Ayurveda programmes, aromatherapy, scrubs, wraps or beauty rituals. Guests can also enjoy a spa sojourn at the hotel’s Jiva Grande Spa, one of the most notable spas across all the Taj Hotels, spread over 165,000 square feet. The spa provides some of the best therapeutic and holistic experiences that will leave one with a feeling of pure bliss. A must do at this hotel is the Quintessential Kerala experience that is part of the Vivanta Motifs. This experience lets guests soak in the indulgent flavors of Kerala with an authentic aromatherapy massage at the spa and a traditional Kerala Sadhya lunch served on a banana leaf.
In close proximity to the Bengaluru Golf Club and the Turf Club, this legendary hotel on Race Course Road is a prominent landmark in the centre of the city with the Bengaluru International Airport a mere 20 minutes away. The Taj West End is home to a range of spectacular fine-dining experiences, houses the second-oldest tree in the city, a Victorian-era postbox still in use, and ambient accommodations which is a perfect synthesis of the bygone era and modern amenities. A signature experience while staying at this luxurious hotel is the Afternoon Tea. The High Tea menu offers a plethora of delectable options, all served in crockery with antiquated patterns that blend perfectly with the ambience. The sumptuous treats are paired with a wide tea selection from Darjeeling to Japanese Sencha Jasmine Whole Leaf, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Cinnamon-Orange and a Special Taj Blend among others. This experience is often coupled with a guided Heritage Walk which takes guests back in time showcasing the rich colonial history of the hotel that has stood many changes over the past 125 Years and longer. Ideal for a short and relaxing vacation, The Taj West End is defined by its illustrious heritage and colonial charm.
For guests travelling with kids, the hotel offers a number of experiences that create happy memories for one and all. Kids get a chance to learn about the flora on an exciting golf cart ride, enjoy at the pool, experience the customized turndown service or be a part of a fun baking and cooking experiences with the chef.
Taj Bangalore offers guests a world of sophisticated luxury, reflecting the city’s unique urban identity. Conveniently located minutes from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, the hotel through its contemporary, sleek and spacious design offers a window into the progressive spirit of the Garden City. From authentic Indian cuisines to the eastern flavors of Asia, Taj Bangalore offers a menu for every palate and a food-on- the- go concept. The hotel is designed to give entrepreneurs, business professionals and those in search of rest and relaxation the very best of the Taj’s legendary service. Guests can also rejuvenate at Jiva Spa which offers comfortable luxury in a specially curated menu of experiences including couples treatments. This Eid, one can experience luxury and comfort with Taj at ‘India’s Silicon Valley’, Bangalore.
Overlooking the Arabian Sea, with stunning beaches, coastal climate to revel in, culture boasting of a strong Portuguese influence and gazillion varieties of local fare and street food, Goa makes the perfect destination for a short getaway this Eid. Those seeking a combination of adventure and luxury, what better place than at Taj Exotica, Goa. Located on the south-west coast, this hotel is one of the best five star hotels offering guests, not only a guaranteed serene and tranquil experience away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, but also exciting activities to keep one entertained. Fitness and fun go hand-in-hand at the Taj Exotica, offering guests a number of activities such as archery, golf, pool tables and an enjoyable activity centre for kids. Along with world class services and facilities, the hotel serves some of the most delectable and finest cuisines which will appeal to both the contemporary and traditional palate. Taj Exotica, Goa is the perfect destination for those looking to revel in sunny beaches, soak in the sun while sipping on a refreshing cooler and unwind in Goa’s irresistible charm.
A jewel in the Mumbai skyline, The Taj Mahal Palace is a mesmerizing sight to behold. Standing at a prime location, facing the infinite sea and the majestic Gateway of India, The Taj Mahal Palace is a bastion of history dramatically intertwined with the story of Mumbai. Giving guests a true Mumbai experience, The Taj Mahal Palace, provides a guided tour- ‘Mumbai by Dawn’. From witnessing the Mumbai markets at the docks, to a walk across a cricket ground to learn about the game that has captured the hearts of a billion, this tour takes guests through the city at the crack of dawn letting them witness the best of Mumbai.
Kids receive a trademark activity passport on arrival, and embark on an exciting journey as they engage in bespoke creatively stimulating activities. A full passport is the perfect memento to take home, with new hobbies and happy memories.
While on a short vacation in India, an invigorating spa treatment is a must. The Jivaniya treatment at Jiva Spa gives an energizing treatment to relieve muscular tension and improve blood circulation. This treatment includes an exfoliating herbal scrub of exotic spices and herbs from the hills of India, a heat stimulating wrap, followed by a revitalizing massage.