Taj the Genie is a blue elephant genie appearing as an ally to Timber and his allies against Wizpig in Diddy Kong Racing and it's remake. He allows the player to change vehicles from car, hovercraft, or the plane. He also has the three challenges of the vehicles in the game and if won, he gives the player a Golden Balloon.
Taj is also seen in the trailer for Donkey Kong Racing where he and Donkey Kong were racing on Zingers and was also seen on a small red Rambi. He was presumably going to be a playable character in the game until the game ended up cancelled. It is unknown wether he was supposed to appear in the cancelled sequel to Diddy Kong Racing, Diddy Kong Pilot.
He appears to have an Indian accent in the original Diddy Kong Racing, but got changed to a British accent as he possibly was voiced by Rare instead. In the remake as well, Taj appears as a unlockable character by completing the Adventure mode.
Taj's name appears to come from the Taj Mahal in India.