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Here is what WikiTravel says about Mumbai. Mumbai is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation. The Gateway of India is the most recognizable symbol of the city. It was built to commemorate the visit of the British Monarch King George V to India in 1911. Mumbai a cosmopolitan [...]

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“Vomiting Will be Charged 50 Rupees”

Catchy title, but wait for the story.  We are in Chandigarh, India’s only planned city.  It is all numbered street squares—no usual Indian chaos—but a relatively soulless place designed by a Swiss engineer in the 50’s. However, the Indian way finds its own within this “square” government town. On our street are shops along one [...]

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Amritsar-Golden Temple There is something special about Amritsar—more than just the Golden Temple—which in itself is an amazing place.  It is the holy heartland of the Punjab.  Perhaps it’s the steady flow of pilgrims.  There is a free bus from the train station –the three kilometer to the holy Golden Temple which is [...]

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In an effort not to backtrack from our westerly point at Jaisalmer, we opted for sliding northeast along the desert semi-arid lands about 75 kilometers parallel to the Pakistan border.  This took us to Bickner as a staging area to go north to Amritsar.  Bikaner gets little notice from tourists who tend to focus on [...]

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