Skip Navigation

About Us


Taj Hotels To Celebrate India’s 70th Independence Year

Taj hotels to recreate the landmark independence night of 14 August 1947 with throwback menu. Some iconic Taj hotels across India to be lit up in the Indian tricolour. Taj to offer 70% discount to Armed Forces Personnel for bookings made on 15th August.

Mumbai, 9th August 2017: As night fell on 14 August 1947, India stepped into a new independent age. At The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, guests were treated to a sumptuous (albeit rationed as per government regulations at 

the time) menu of three courses set to flamboyant entertainment at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. This Independence Day, as India celebrates 70 years of freedom, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is curating a celebration of its own that pays homage to 70 years of India’s independence. Numerous meetings during the Indian freedom movement were held in the hallowed halls of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and the hotel was also home to many leaders like Ms. Sarojini Naidu who lived at the hotel for a few years. It was from the steps of the Taj Mahal Palace that Lord Louis Mountbatten, the first Governor-General of an independent India, bid India a final farewell.

To mark the milestone 70 years of independent India, Taj’s master chefs will recreate the menu from the independence night celebrations of 14th August 1947 at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai starting at a special price of INR 1947 plus taxes. The menu will showcase an authentic take on the classics served 70 years ago and will be available at some of Taj’s iconic city hotels: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; Taj Palace, New Delhi; Taj Coromandel, Chennai; Taj Bengal, Kolkata; Taj West End, Bangalore; Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad and St. James Court, A Taj hotel, London.

While guests enjoy their Poularde Souffle Independence at these hotels, the entire façade of some of Taj’s flagship hotels will be illuminated in the Indian tricolour as a symbol of the company’s national pride.

Mr. Chinmai Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris said, “Taj has been a proud partner in India’s journey for independence. In 1903, our founder Jamsetji Tata built the Taj Mahal Palace hotel as a tribute to India in its journey towards economic and industrial independence. Taj is proud to be a part of 70 years of India’s independence celebration.”

Independence Day is a celebration of our national spirit and those who defend it. For the brave sons and daughters of the country who are our true heroes - Taj hotels will offer all serving and retired Indian Armed Forces personnel a special discount of 70% on the Best Available Rate across all Taj hotels in India. This special offer will be available to book for the whole day on 15th August (bookings will be open from midnight of 14th August till the midnight of 15th August). Travel dates will be valid from 15th August until 31st October 2017.  To know more please visit https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-70th-independence-day-offer/

Follow Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

-  ENDS -

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 98 hotels in 61 locations across the globe, including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness, and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. For more information, please visit www.tajhotels.com.

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Rakhee Lalvani | +91 22 6137 1909 | rakhee.lalvani@tajhotels.com