Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, also ranked highly in the awards, taking fifth place in the Asia and India Hotels category, while Rambagh Palace in Jaipur also featured in 11th place in the same category. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was voted 29th in the magazine’s World’s Top 100 list while Taj Falaknuma Palace ranked 40th.
The Taj Mahal Palace is currently featuring in a UK documentary that goes behind the scenes of this, India’s most iconic, hotel. ‘Hotel India’ is a four-part series airing on BBC2, with the second episode being shown on Wednesday, 3 September. For over a century, the hotel has been intrinsically bound with the city’s history, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. With spectacular views of the Arabian Sea, the Gateway of India and the Mumbai Harbour, the 560-room and suite hotel reflects the bygone age of luxury and grandeur whilst offering its guests all modern conveniences.
The 17th edition of the Condé Nast Traveller annual Readers’ Travel Awards were announced in London on September 1st and the full listings appear in the October issue of the British magazine. Considered the most prestigious recognition in the travel industry, the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are regarded as a coveted seal of approval for hotels, spas, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and destinations. Chosen by the magazine’s readers, these awards reflect the views of consumers on the best the travel world has to offer.