The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai is known for more reasons than one. It bore the brunt of the terror attack of 26/11, yet remerged gallantly renovated.
One of the most luxurious five star hotels in India, it has a deep rooted past. As rumour has it, some believe that the architect, who designed the hotel, killed himself in the building as the design for the place did not go according to the plan. Many have witnessed the ghost of the head architect still wandering in the corridor.
We bring to you some very interesting facts about the The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.
Read on to find out.
- After being barred from entering the Watson Hotel that was meant only for whites, Jamshedji Tata decided to built a Hotel for himself and the countrymen, in answer to the insult felt.
- During World War-1 whole building was turned into a 600 bed hospital to treat the injured and victims.
- Steel used to made Dome of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is same as the steel used to build the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- It is the First Hotel of India to avail Electricity and to install and operate steam elevators.
- And it is also the first hotel of India to import American Fans, German Elevators, Turkish Baths and English Butlers.
- It took 12 months to restore the damage and 500 crore rupees (USD 91 Million), and was reopened for public on 15th August, 2010 .
- It was opened for guests on 16th December, 1903.