Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Hotel. Image Credit: AP

Mumbai: Security has been tightened around the famed Hotel Taj Mahal Palace near Gateway of India after a threat to blow it up, official sources said here on Tuesday.

A threat call was received by the hotel around 12.30am after which the Mumbai Police was informed, the sources said, adding that the caller threatened to blow up the hotel with bombs.

Not taking any chances, security has been tightened in the hotel's vicinity and further investigation are under way.

The hotel was the prime target of terrorists during the November 26, 2008, Mumbai terror strikes.