9 Things To Know About The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai

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1. Taj Mahal Palace is a historical hotel located in in Colaba, Mumbai, India. It was the country's first ever harbour landmark.

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2. It wasn’t built out of spite. Jamsetjee Tata built the Taj Hotel because he was denied entry to a whites only hotel in Bombay.

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3. It was the first Indian hotel that had electricity, American fans, Turkish baths, German elevators, and English butlers.

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4. It was also the first Indian hotel to have an air-conditioned ballroom and an all-day dining restaurant.

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5. It was designed by Indians. Raosaheb Sitaram Khanderao Vaidya and DN Mirza drew the original plans for the building, but it was completed by WA Chambers, an English engineer.

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6. In 1903, when it first opened to guests, a room with fans and attached bathrooms would cost ₹13, and rooms with full board cost ₹20.

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7. During the first World War, the hotel was converted into a hospital.

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8. The hotel has played host to royalty, several dignitaries, and eminent personalities from all over the world.

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9. In 2008, the hotel was the target of terrorists, which resulted in the death of 167 people.

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