The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is a five-star hotel located in the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, next to the Gateway of India.
Part of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, this hotel is considered the flagship property of the group and contains 560 rooms and 44 suites. There are some 1,500 staff including 35 butlers. From a historical and architectural point of view, the two buildings that make up the hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace and the Tower are two distinct buildings, built at different times and in different architectural designs.
The hotel, which many claim offers the highest level of service in India, has hosted many notable guests, from presidents to captains of industry and stars of show business. (Link for information)
On 26 November 2008, in a series of attacks in Mumbai, the hotel (as well as the Oberoi) was attacked by Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorist group, during which material damage occurred, including the destruction of the hotel's roof in the hours following.The less-damaged sections of the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel reopened on 21 December 2008. It took several months to rebuild the popular heritage section of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
This is the view on sunday - people gather for weekend at Gateway of India which is exactly located on opposite side of The Taj Mahal Palace