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Taj Mahal Palace reopens in Mumbai

Nearly two years after witnessing terrorist attacks which shocked the world, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai has reopened to holidaymakers.

Some 1.75 billion rupees have been spent repairing the extensive damage caused by the outrage, with experts from around the world called in to restore every piece of antique furniture at the hotel.

Amid celebrations for India’s Independence Day, the 285 room heritage wing reopened to offer 42 themed suites, with subjects including Coal, Maratha, Dutch and Dolphin.

Grand Luxury Suites are priced at 170,000 rupees a night, while the Luxury and Executive suites will cost 120,000 rupees and 95,000 rupees respectively.

Former guests include Mick Jagger, Jacqueline Onassis, Yehudi Menuhin and Prince Charles.

Former Beatle George Harrison also checked in under an assume name in order to master the sitar under virtuoso Ravi Shankar.


Terrorist Attacks

The property was closed following an attack by ten terrorists in November 2008, which claimed the lives of more than 166 people.

To celebrate its reopening, the Taj – which originally opened on the Colaba waterfront in 1903 -  is offering customers a complimentary night for every night spent in its suites and a third night free for every two nights at the Luxury Grande rooms in the restored wing.

Take a look at the website for more information.