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Shimla

There is a scenic resplendence about Shimla. As if the approach to it through the Himachal evergreen scenery doesn’t blow you away then the sunrise peaking through the snow capped mountain range over a...
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Pune

Pune is one of the youngest cities of India. Lovingly called 'the Queen of the Deccan' because of the beauty and natural resources that abound here, it lies at the concourse of the Mula and Mutha rivers, on...
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Nainital

`February 23, 1844.’ `We came up here yesterday, fourteen miles (21 km), by one of those strange, winding, precipitous roads, common to all mountainous countries. The air is keen and penetrating. The spot is...
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Mussoorie

As the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie has always had a crown and scepter at hand. She remains the stuff of history, legend, literary fancy and even the occasional ghost story. There have been other maidens who...
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Kabini

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. – Heraclitus Something about rivers has always inspired analogies and metaphors toward the meaning of...
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Goa

Think of Goa and visions of beaches come to mind. However, like everything else in India, nothing is ever quite what you expect. Goa is the smallest State in terms of area and has the fourth smallest...
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Discovering Jewish Life in India

I first became interested in travelling to India while reading Rushdie's "The Moor's Last Sigh." In it, he describes, with his dizzying magical realism, the ancient community of Jews in Cochin, and the famous...