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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The Rat Temple

Rat Temple The story goes that one of the gods, angry with another-decreed that all her relatives would be reincarnated as rates.  Wells rats are not—they are family and live very well at the oddest temple in India.  Thousands of them, but well-fed rats have constant bowls of milk and containers of wheat [...]

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Jodphur A couple of hundred kilometers west of Jaipur lies Jodhpur, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Marwar—the largest kingdom in Rajasthan and the third largest in India.  The desert Kingdoms retained their autonomy until well after Indian Independence in 1949.  It was their strategic border “sand buffer”, with hostile Pakistan than [...]

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Amber Fort (Jaipur)

Amber Fort Jaipur This imposing fortress-palace was built as part of the ancient capital of Jaipur state.  Situated on a rocky mountainside, Amber Fort is stunning sand gold in the morning light.  A quick 9-rupee (12 cents) local bus ride gets us to the base in record time, just in time to see [...]

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Trains: The Way to Go in India

Trains:  The Way to Go in India There are 14000 trains running in India each day which in total moves over fourteen million people a day. The rates are surprisingly cheap and since we qualify for a “seniors” discount, they automatically reduce the fare by another 30% without asking.  There are not surcharges for foreigners [...]

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