The Tara Palace should be called "Tara Shed", the brochure is a masterpiece of subterfuge.
I am a regular traveler to India, and as a European I do try to put myself in surroundings I feel comfortable in, and at the same time watch the budget. This helps me to function properly and do the best for my clients. I am aware of the social challenges in Delhi, I am not a luxury-seeking tourist, I do not judge.
However, the brochures show views and pictures that lulled me into a false sense of security, I booked the Tara "palace" on the basis of the photos, the price, and the fact that it's not too far from Pragati Maiden where I was attending a trade show.
When I actually got there I could only wonder at the imagination of the brochure-maker.
There are supposed to be spectacular views of the Red Fort from the "roof garden". The brochure shows the front of the red fort in all it's glory as if you could sip tea as the sun sets gazing over this marvelous building.
I queried this and was led onto the roof, ducking under the clothes lines, stepping over the electric cables and ducting i was triumphantly shown to one corner of the roof where if I peered between the TV aerials and scaffolding of the surrounding cluttered rooftops I could just about make out a few bricks of one corner of the red fort.
The room was clean, but as usual the vast array of random banks of switches baffled me and the bathroom had cracks and gaps to let in the smoke and fumes from the street fires.
I checked out as soon as i could never to return, there are far better hotels in this price bracket in Karol Bagh.
- Also Known As:
- Tara Palace Hotel
- Tara Palace New Delhi
- Tara Palace Hotel Delhi
- Tara Palace Delhi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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