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Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore

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Faletti’s Hotel is one of the oldest hotels on this Grand Tour; one that has remained more or less in its original form, and with its original name since its inception, and more than 100 years. The hotel was established … Continue reading

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Colonial Lahore – Mall Road

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The British ruled Lahore for just under a hundred years from 1849 to 1947. Capitalising on a crisis of succession following the death of Ranjit Singh of the Sikh Empire, the British would oust the Sikhs and annex the Punjab. … Continue reading

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The Walled City, Lahore

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The Walled City of Lahore, also known as the Old City, has been continuously inhabited for some 1000 years or more. Though it retains remnants of its Pre-Mughal history, its glory days really began with the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who … Continue reading

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Mughal Tombs and Paradise Gardens, Lahore

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In the suburb of Shahdara (The Way of the Shahs), some 16 km from Lahore, stand the tombs of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, and his Empress, Nur Jahan. Of all the Mughal Emperors (and Empresses), they loved Lahore the most; … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III:15 – Lahore (Pakistan) …Second Paradise

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And so here we are at Lahore, the final city in my final Grand Tour of the port and princely cities of the East. And what a city to end this Grand Tour on! All in all, I have been … Continue reading

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Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

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Nothing prepares the Grand Tourist for his or her arrival at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is quite simply the most fairytale of fairytale palaces, and the most GRAND of Grand Hotels I have had the chance to stay at … Continue reading

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Old Jodhpur

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The old city of Jodhpur makes for a delightful afternoon stroll.  It’s much less congested than that of Jaipur, and man of the facades in the city are painted in my favorite colour of all – blue. It is unclear … Continue reading

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