Some of the Mumbai's finest restaurants like Indigo, Henry Tham and Trishna are within walking distance of the hotel. But really, there is no need to leave the air-conditioned cocoon of calm when some of the city's best meals are offered inside.
Hermant Oberoi has been the grand executive chef at the Taj for more than 20 years, helping to transform the Taj from a hotel to an "it" spot for Mumbaikers wanting an evening out. In many places, people leave hotels for a good meal, in Mumbai, locals flood the place.
At Wasabi, a sushi restaurant, fish is flown in twice weekly from Japan's largest fish market. Famous customers — many actors and actresses from Bollywood — have their own chopsticks waiting for them upon arrival.
And as the financial capital of India's wealth has grown, so has the selection of international stores inside the hotel, which now includes Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Burberry and Ermenegildo Zegna.