Taj Mahal Lucknow
Lucknow | Deluxe
With its elegant Marine Drive location, extensive grounds and sumptuous design, the Taj Mahal Lucknow is one of the city’s more opulent hotels!
Guestrooms are decorated in crisp pastels, with curtains that seem to float through the airy spaces, and luxurious soft furnishings that are complemented by huge Lucknow Chikan embroidery works and sepia prints on the walls. The sleek mottled stone of the bathrooms contrasts with the modern feel of large mirrors and clean white walls.
Much like its namesake, the property is a true labour of love; the domes, pillars and arches of its white colonial architecture are set in 15 acres of tree-studded gardens with scented hanging plants, and a turquoise open-air pool surrounded by a marble terrace.
There are four restaurant options available; you can plump for authentic Awadhi (traditional Lucknow) fare in appropriately traditional surroundings – the crisp white-pillared arches and sky blue ceilings were actually rescued from old buildings, and restored. Kebabs of various shapes and sizes jostle for menu space with rich kormas and biryanis, all spiced with traditional local flavours of cardamom and saffron.
If you’re after something a little more laid back, there’s all day dining in the slightly more modern cafe, and between November and March the hotel offers an al fresco grill.
Alternatively, kick back in the lounge bar, which serves everything from mocktails to cocktails and an old fashioned stiff drink.
Modern gym equipment may seem a little incongruous against the dark wood-walls of the fitness centre, but the facilities are open 24 hours. There’s even a lake side jogging track for those that prefer to exercise outdoors. The pleasant spa has a range of treatments available, from Indian aromatherapy to scrubs and quick pick-me ups.
We SayJust like the original Taj Mahal, Lucknow’s version is fit for a princess.
Marine Drive, Vipin Khand
- Your Accommodation
- 110 rooms & suites
- Deluxe room amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- Speciality local dining
- Al fresco dining with outdoor grill (Nov-Mar)
- Lounge bar
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Fitness centre
- Lakeside jogging track