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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Taking Stock, or the Most Important Measure of Success in Life

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Earlier this month I turned 40, a very “grown-up” sort of age, even though I don’t feel particularly different; and to be frank I’ve “grown up” so to speak, much faster than my peers, even as I’ve retained a very … 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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Bombay Art Deco (Churchgate and Marine Drive)… and Malabar Hill

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It is a very little known fact that today’s Mumbai plays host to the second-largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami. Most visitors gape in awe at the city’s monumental Victorian Gothic buildings, and oftentimes overlook … Continue reading

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Old Bombay Districts – Bazaargate, Ballard Estate, Colaba and Mazgaon

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This third “walk” through Old Bombay takes the grand tourist through four districts and suburbs, providing for a multi-cultural experience. Bazaargate Bazaargate was the erstwhile “Black Town” of the city; the commercial heart of the non-European residents of the city. … Continue reading

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