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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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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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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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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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