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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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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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