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MUMBAI, (January 26, 2011) - If you're in the mood for quirky, impulsive and exotic, look no further than the Taj Holidays winter collection. Satiate your wanderlust with these top-end leisure experiences - Romantic Rendezvous, Royal Retreats, Royal Spa Retreats, Royal Honeymoons, Spa Sojourns, Taj Safaris, Exotic Journeys, Family Getaways and Cultural Carnivals. These unforgettable holidays promise storybook excitement, adventure and romance at the finest resorts and hotels in India and abroad. Hurry, offers are valid now until the end of March, 2011 (unless otherwise specified.)

For the Compulsive Shopper...

If you're a shopaholic and believe in extreme retail therapy, take the "Harrods at 51" Taj Holiday and you'll be feeling good as new. This exclusive journey through London's most luxurious shopping address includes a two-night stay at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences, meal credits at Quilon, chauffeured Jaguar, and Harrods gift card. Or revisit childhood with the kids and a "Hamleys at 51" holiday, where acres of toys await at the world's finest toy store. 51 Buckingham Gate has an exclusive partnership with Hamleys that includes kid's hampers, tours, store discounts and personal shopping. Also included is a kids cooking lesson with the Chef, personalized kid chef's jackets and babysitters. Both offers start at 610 GBP (approx. $978 USD) for two nights.

A Taj Holiday at the Pierre, New York includes a two-night stay in a classic room, complimentary breakfast in Le Caprice, a $100 Bloomingdales shopping gift card and two complimentary drink certificates at the Two E Bar/lounge.

For Adventuring Cruises and Love Bugs...

Across the equator, choose to stay at Blue, Sydney a Taj Hotel and embark on a zany adventure with the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a 3 1/2 hour guided journey to the top of Sydney's Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge, on catwalks and ladders, all the way to the summit! You could also book the Romantic Getaway at Blue featuring a dinner cruise aboard the Captain Cook. Both offers include two nights, breakfast, strawberries and Australian sparkling wine.

Taj Holidays also offers Exotic Journeys to the most lavish and serene resorts. Spend a curious holiday at Rebak Island Resort, Langkawi with the Island Hopping Getaway. The island hopping experience includes breakfast, airport and boat transfers, a meal credit of $50 USD and island hopping tour. A more relaxed version is the Romantic Getaway which includes dining on the boardwalk or Senari Beach overlooking the senari straits by the Andaman Sea, plus herbal sauna spa treatment. Offers at Langkawi start from 1295 MYR (approx. $418 USD) for two nights.

Give back to nature with the Coral Regeneration initiative at the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives while you take your senses on a hedonistic journey. Coral propagation has become an important initiative for nurturing reefs back to health. In Maldives, Taj assists with implementing a new versatile artificial reef system called "Coral Trays." Guests can even sponsor their own coral fragments. Money collected via this initiative is donated to the Padi Project Aware Organization. Enjoy breakfast, champagne on arrival, bottle of wine, romantic dinner, sunset cruise, Indian Aromatherapy couple's massage starting at $2,850 for three nights.

Feed a stingray at Vivanta by Taj, Coral Reef, Maldives or go on a sunset cruise with Taj Holidays' Exotic Journey through a real coral reef. Guests can view the exquisite colored corals, myriad hued fish, and participate in the daily feeding of the stingrays that have been regular guests for almost 16 years. Or have a Romantic Rendezvous at the resort, with three nights, airport transfers, Indian aromatherapy couple's spa treatment, sunset cruise and private dinner for two. Offers at Vivanta by Taj, Maldives start from $1,900 for three nights.

Fans of Cape Town, South Africa, can look forward to a luxurious stint at the new Taj Cape Town including accommodations for two adults and two kids, breakfast, a 1000 ZAR meal credit, free Table Mountain tickets and upgrade to two bedroom suite when available with the Family Getaway option. Or go on a Heritage Tour of this grand old city with breakfast, airport transfers, a SA inspired special meal at the Mint, a Cape Town city tour and complimentary museum passes to the Iziko Museums.

If you're up for some quick rustic adventure in the heart of Tiger country, we cannot recommend anything beyond Taj Safaris' two night holidays. Taj Hotels and &Beyond offer the first and only unique Indian wildlife circuit situated on the borders of India's world-renowned tiger reserves; Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Panna National Park and Kanha National Park. Taj Safaris are from October 15th, 2010 to April 15th, 2011. Packages start from a bed and breakfast plan of Rs. 30,000 (approx. $675 USD) to a full jungle plan of Rs. 64,000 (approx. $1,440 USD) which includes accommodation, all meals, laundry, beverages and two safaris per day.

Book a Romantic Rendezvous with Taj Holidays and spend nights filled with romance, a private dinner with cuisine of choice, breakfast in bed, a sensuous floral bath with sparkling wine and Indian couple's massage at select locations including Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa, Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa and Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, Vivanta by Taj -Malabar, Cochin, Jai Mahal Palace , Jaipur, Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai and Usha Kiran Gwalior amongst others.

For the Wellness Junkies...

Journeys of health and well-being abound at Taj Holidays. Choose from indulgent Jiva Spa experiences with the Taj Holidays Royal Spa Retreats at the Grand Palaces or the stirring Spa Sojourns at desired destinations including Goa, Kovalam, Kumarakom, Fisherman's Cove Chennai, Varanasi.

If you have a yen for the Mountain Kingdom of Bhutan, a holiday at the Taj Tashi Thimpu offers a $1,460 USD per room package for three nights in a deluxe room, airport transfers, breakfast, a spa lunch at the Jiva Spa - Choice of exfoliating body scrub or wrap; Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath followed by a choice of therapy and spa facial.

Pamper yourself with two nights on a Taj Holidays Royal Spa Retreat at any of the Grand Palaces of the Taj, including a private consultation and a signature couple's spa. Choose from a Chandana treatment at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, a Jiva Spa boat at the Taj Lake Palace Udaipur or soak in the Indian aromatherapy experience at the Jiva Grande Spa at the Rambagh Palace. Offers starting from Rs. 74,900 (approx. $1685 USD) for two nights.

Rejuvenate with Taj Spa Sojourns - Holidays across key leisure districts of Goa, Kerala, Gwalior and Varanasi. Connect with your inner self and unearth your true senses for a feeling of real well-being. Spend three nights (includes airport transfers, breakfast and a spa lunch) in an exotic spa destination and indulge in the holistic atmosphere.

For the Blue Bloods...

Book a Taj Holiday Royal Retreat and ride a chauffeur driven luxury car to a fairy-tale palace. Be welcomed with a traditional "Aarti" and feast on a sumptuous repast. Dwell on Rajput history during the curated palace tours followed by wine and hors d'oeuvres. Stay in a royal chamber and awaken to the call of peacocks, then indulge with a lavish massage or a dip in the languid pool. Offer includes meals at the Rambagh Palace Jaipur, Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, the Umaid Bhavan Palace Jodhpur and the Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad. Offers starting from Rs. 74,900 (approx. $1,685 USD) for two nights.

The Taj Holidays Royal Honeymoon offers some of the finest living palaces in Rajasthan so guests can relish a romantic dinner with soothing in house wine and music, a couple's massage and escorted city tour. The two night stay includes transfers in a vintage car to The Rambagh Palace, Jaipur; Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur and the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad.

For good ol' Family Reunions...

Guests can also treat themselves to Taj Holidays' Family Getaways which offer activities from half-day family sightseeing trips to speedboat rides and water cruises to bird sanctuary treks, paddle boat rides, canoeing/kayaking and more. Choose any
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