Monthly Archives: June 2011

Braving the Trains of India

  .      We’ve heard so many stories about the dangers of taking the trains in India.  We did our homework and researched on the pros and [..]

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Humayun’s Temple: Prelude to Taj Mahal

  .      Humayun’s tomb in the capital Delhi is a fine specimen of the great Mughal architecture. Built in 1570, the tomb is of particular cultural [..]

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Safdarjung Tomb: A Mini Taj

        Safdarjung’s tomb was built by Nawab Shuja-ud-Daulah, the son of Safdarjung. Safdarjung was the governor of Awadh and later became the Prime Minister of Muhammad Shah, [..]

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India Gate: Welcome to Delhi

        India Gate, an important monument of the city, is a memorial built in commemoration of more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War [..]

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Red Fort in New Delhi

  The Red Fort, also known as “Lal Qila”, is a 17th century fort complex located five minute walk from our hotel. So this was our first stop [..]

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Hop On, Hop Off: The Best Way to See New Delhi

        If you only have two days to spare in New Delhi, then the best way to explore this vibrant (and contrasting) city is to get in [..]

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Dreaming of Incredible India

  Last year, for my golden birthday, we traveled all the way to Cambodia and celebrated it in the wee hours of the morning (sunrise, to be exact) [..]

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