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Monumental Bombay II – Oval Maidan to Crawford Market

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The second part of our walking tour of Old Bombay takes in some of the most iconic, monumental and stupendous buildings and public spaces in Bombay in what constitutes the civic and cultural heart of the old city.  Many of … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-9: Bombay (Mumbai)…City of Extremes

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Bombay is India’s port city extraordinaire; the most glittering of the glittering port cities dotting the never-ending coastline of the Subcontinent; a city of extremes. Once, the city was split into seven islands – seven puny and peripheral landmasses at … Continue reading

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The Mandovi, Panjim Inn and Taj Fort Aguada

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The Mandovi is the closest Goa has to a “Grand Hotel” in the vein of the Taj Mahal Palace in Bombay or the Grand Hotel in Calcutta.  Built in 1952, it was Goa’s first hotel that matched international standards, the … Continue reading

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Around Fort Cochin…the Islands and the Palaces

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This third visual tour of the city takes in the islands around Fort Cochin, and the city of Ernakulam on the mainland. Setting sail from Fort Cochin, we first make landfall on Vypin island, just across from Fort Cochin. From … Continue reading

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Mattancherry, Cochin

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Mattancherry is Cochin’s ancient trade and commercial hub. Since before the Europeans arrived, this has been a place trading vessels would come to for spices. And certainly it has remained the bustling commercial centre of Cochin through the colonial period … Continue reading

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A Stroll through Fort Cochin

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The first visual tour of Cochin takes us through the heart of Fort Cochin. This was the site of the original Portuguese fortified settlement here, which was subsequently expanded by the Dutch, and then taken over by the British. This … Continue reading

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The Tamil Quarter, Tranquebar

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From the Danish Quarter of Tranquebar, we amble down Post Office Road to explore the Tamil Quarter.  Like in Pondicherry, the Tamil Quarter is also segregated into a Hindu Quarter and a Muslim Quarter. The walk down Post Office takes … Continue reading

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