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December 5, 2023

 Celebrate the Living Legacies of The Taj, this World Palace Day

The Taj

As the true custodians of Indian hospitality, Taj’s collection of magnificent grand and small palaces offer iconic destinations to travellers across the world. The Royal Residences have been home to rich flora and fauna and have contributed in the preservation of their natural habitat. Parks, gardens, exotic trees, many bird species and wild animals are a part of the richness of these Palaces apart from the paintings, artworks and grand architecture.

Nature continues to reign supreme, even today at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai at the Gateway of India. Built in 1903, the luxury Palace is gilded with flora that is a refreshing sight for the eyes.

The incredible biodiversity of Rajasthan can be experiencedat Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur where the erstwhile summer Palace plays host to beautiful migratory birds that visit Lake Pichola. At Taj Fateh Prakash, the 20th century palace on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola, the intricate needle paintings depict the region’s rich natural surroundings. A melodious ode to Rajasthan’s royal heritage, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has championed the cause of our national bird since a generation. 130 to 140 peacocks   strut around the palace, claiming it as their own. Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur, built in 1745, in Indo-Saracenic architecture is set amidst 18 acres of a lush landscaped Mughal gardens. The majestic interiors of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur boast of intricately carved sculptures of lions, horses, peacocks and elephants that are the artistic embodiment of its rich fauna.

The former abode of the Nizam, Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, is also home to 80 species of birds who strut around the Palace with poise. Built in 1880, Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior is abuzz with a myriad of birds and trees that are aged over two centuries! Set amidst mango orchards and mesmerising fauna, Taj Nadesar Palace, Varanasi is slice of history and a haven of green and glory.

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