Tajness History

HOMAGE TO
LOCAL CULTURE

Every step you take with us blends the authentic with the modern and pays homage to local people, architecture, cultures and communities. Giving back is an integral part of the Taj way of life. All of our hotels bring alive the local ethos in all its glory. explore more

The entire experience revolves around a landscape, the local knowledge and folklore. We weave those characteristics to make your stay unique and foster a sense of belonging.

  • heritage

    Preserving India’s heritage is not just our policy, it is a part of our very being.

    Grand Palaces, ancient relics, vintage artefacts, living traditions. India has them all and as a hotel with a big heart and an even bigger conscience, we safeguard everything we touch on our journey to offer guests the refined luxury of heritage, effortless service, world-class amenities and local flavour.

    We aren’t just inventors of heritage tourism, we’re the custodians and we like to keep it this way. explore more

  • Weaving futures with iconic uniforms to defend our customs.

    From little hamlets and weaving communities in Benaras and Pochampally, our exquisite saris arrive to greet the world across all our hotels with their beautiful patterns, Ikat style of dyeing and regal colours. We wish to provide our guests with a glimpse of India’s art and heritage as saris are draped around the very fabric of India.

    We also go to great lengths to care for the master craftsmen and undiscovered artisans who work night and day to bring our uniforms alive.

  • Weaving futures with iconic uniforms to defend our customs.

    From little hamlets and weaving communities in Benaras and Pochampally, our exquisite saris arrive to greet the world across all our hotels with their beautiful patterns, Ikat style of dyeing and regal colours. We wish to provide our guests with a glimpse of India’s art and heritage as saris are draped around the very fabric of India.

    We also go to great lengths to care for the master craftsmen and undiscovered artisans who work night and day to bring our uniforms alive.

culture

Ours is a culture that cares for its people.

Even before labour laws and welfare policies were designed our forefathers and holding companies had already begun giving back to local cultures and communities.

We believe in investing towards a better tomorrow by contributing to communities in which we operate. We also care for the health and education of all our people.

  • We put people and local cultures first. Always.

    Volunteering is woven into the Taj culture and more than 7,000 of our associates make time each year for mentoring, guiding and shaping neighbourhoods, cultures and communities through a host of events and initiatives. The Tata Volunteering Week also drives what we do as a Taj family.

    Derek Monteiro

    Guest Relations Manager,
    Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village, Goa.

    Derek is passionate about understanding and developing the Goan way of life. He frequently visits remote villages, chats with villagers, teaches them and helps them get alternative sources of income as tour guides. He builds their future with time and care.

dish

You will enjoy a dish not just for the way it tastes, but for the traditions it follows.

Masterchefs, contemporary menus, delectable cuisines, lush bars, award-winning hospitality teams, traditional preparation techniques and open kitchens. A harmonious blend of India and the world. This is a culinary journey that has been chalked out over a hundred years. explore more

A true sense of place. Every stone, mirror, pillar and winding road will make you feel at home.

When you find yourself in one moment and lose yourself in another, you’ll truly realize that you’re staying with us. Our entire experience revolves around landscapes, local knowledge and folklore. We weave key characteristics to foster a sense of belonging.

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    Royal carvings and designs as intricate as the flawless cuts of a diamond.

    Marble art objects, glass panels, rich furnishings, princely cutlery, Italian sculptures, Osler chandeliers, lofty statues and grand palace gates adorned with ancient temple architecture and Art Deco styles. explore more

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    At the heart of the jungle.

    The Indian heartland is filled with towering trees, ancient forests, migratory birds, herds of wild animals and is an experience like no other.

    With our Safaris, we offer an unforgettable opportunity to roam the prized Indian jungles to celebrate flora and fauna just like your favourite naturalist or wildlife photographer. We have continued this wild journey into Nepal with our new Jungle lodge in the iconic Chitwan National Park.