18.02.2014 - 18.02.2014 35 °C
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Had a lovely sleep last night on our pre ordered goose down pillows! Phil snored all night as he has a bit of a cold. This place is even lovelier in the day light. Oh, the towels in the bathroom are scented!
We had a leisurely late breakfast then took some photos around the hotel and then wandered over to the India Gate.
We walked around the block near the hotel and I bought two pieces of Indian jewellery to add to my collection of costume jewellery bought from places all around the world to remind me of them and how much we enjoyed them. Also bought two silk tops which look very nice and I will be able to wear them at home quite well. I have found over the years of travelling that when you buy clothes overseas, they look fine when you try them on but when you wear them at home they look stupid.
Went to La Patisserie and bought a chicken pie and a beef and kidney pie for lunch and relaxed in our lovely room until 5.00 pm when we joined a tour of the hotel. The tour was conducted by Viren A. D'Sa and he was fabulous. He was very, very entertaining. He knew his stuff and the time just flew. His official title is Manager, Experiences! Isn't that so cool?
I have never stayed in a hotel where there are so many people taking photos of the interior and of course you have to be a guest to be in here.
We went to the Souk Restaurant for dinner. It is located right on top of the tower which is a new addition to the Taj hotel and they serve great Mediterranean food. We felt like we were in Istanbul.
I went shopping today and bought two silk tops and some jewels!!
The India Gate at night.
Into bed now as we have a very early rise tomorrow. We are leaving for the airport at 5.45 am! Eeeeek! Flying to Singapore. Goodbye India.
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