Five Hours at the Taj Bangalore

Taj Bangalore - Bangalore, India

Taj Bangalore – Bangalore, India

I mentioned yesterday that I arrived in Bangalore around midnight, after my four and half hour flight from Singapore. I had six hours until my flight back home. I arranged a room at the closest available hotel so that I could get some rest. There wasn’t much selection, and I was booked at the Taj Bangalore. It was so close that I walked over, relieved that I didn’t have to deal with getting a cab.

What I didn’t know was the Taj is part of a luxury chain of hotels. The one in Bangalore was modern, but some of their other locations feature grand palace-like structures. I got to stay in some excellent hotels in India, and the Taj was certainly up there. Expensive by Indian standards, it was equivalent price-wise to a mid-level business hotel in the US. However, as you can see from the decorations, you certainly get the premium treatment. This is no Hilton Garden Inn. Too bad, I was only going to be there for about five hours.

Taj Bangalore - Bangalore, India

As you can see, the airport was really close. This is the view off the elevator. I like the contrast of the warm glow of the interior against the cool blue of the airport lights.

Taj Bangalore - Bangalore, India
Taj Bangalore - Bangalore, India

While I wanted to get to sleep as soon as possible, I spent a few minutes documenting the lobby. Sleep is critical, of course. But, you know that photography is also up there. I don’t usually get to stay in lavish hotels, so pictures were certainly in order.

Taj Bangalore - Bangalore, India

Here’s my hotel room. I probably got a solid four hours of sleep before my early morning flight. It was a brief stay at the Taj Bangalore, but absolutely helpful. My flight back to the US was going to be grueling. Eleven hours to London and another ten and a half to Dallas and one hour to Austin.

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3 thoughts on “Five Hours at the Taj Bangalore

    1. I’m sure the JW Marriott, their highest end hotel, is probably very nice. But, yes, it’s certainly better than the average Marriott.

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