Category Archives: Landmarks & History

The Imperial, New Delhi (and Maiden’s Hotel, Delhi)

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In Delhi, I had the splendid opportunity to stay at not one, but two of the city’s historic grand hotels. The first, was, of course, Hotel Imperial (today’s The Imperial, New Delhi), Delhi’s modern and luxurious hotel establishment, the equivalent … Continue reading

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“Walking” New Delhi

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From the monuments, thoroughfares and alleyways of Old Delhi, we transition to the epic boulevards and sprawling urban fabric of New Delhi, the Imperial city built by the British and “opened for business” in 1931, less than two decades before … Continue reading

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Old Delhi II – The Walled City and the Red Fort

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Old Delhi – meaning the former Walled City that sits by the banks of the River Jamuna, was once Shajahanabad, having been established by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639, when he moved the capital of the Mughal Empire here … Continue reading

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Old Delhi I – Mughal Tombs and Lodi Gardens

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Delhi is a city of monuments, tombs and gardens. It is actually a very beautiful city, and the perfect introduction for any tourist, let alone a Grand one, to India. On a clear day with blue skies – an increasingly … Continue reading

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Mehrauli and the Qutb Minar Complex, Delhi

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Our Grand Tour of Delhi begins in Mehrauli, ancien address of one of the seven mediaeval cities of Delhi, and home also to spectacular Qutb Minar Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mehrauli was one of the capital cities of … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-10: Monumental City… Delhi

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From the glittering port city of Bombay, we wend our way inland, and commence our Grand Tour of the Princely Cities of the Subcontinent. The first of these cities, is the grande dame of cities herself – Eternal Delhi. It … Continue reading

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Bombay (Mumbai)

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel was and still is the grande dame of the Bombay/Mumbai hospitality scene. It appears, like a mirage at the edge of Apollo Bunder, facing the Arabian Sea. In fact, the best view of the hotel … Continue reading

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