Delhi: Rooms to Request

The Taj Mahal Hotel has many obvious charms—a location in the middle of Lutyens’ Delhi; the famed Taj service; and five restaurants, including Masaharu Morimoto’s new Wasabi. But it conceals a few gems, too: rooms 1005, 1006, and 1009, the only three to have undergone a top-to-bottom redo. (The Taj begins renovating the rest this fall.) Fifty percent bigger than the old standard rooms, they’re richly appointed in dark woods and earth tones, with huge windowed bathrooms awash in marble. From $535 to $6,625. At 1 Mansingh Rd.; 91-11/2302-6162;