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Thank God it's (the) Friday (mosque)
Review of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), Delhi by koshkha

Advantages: Architecturally charming and built on a scale that's hard to imagine
Disadvantages: Those housecoats!

I love a good mosque As someone whoís not really a fan of organised religions, I have a very open and enthusiastic mind when it comes to religious architecture. Churches and mosques are my favourites, probably because Iíve been to so many that I un ... Read review

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I wouldn't mind the housecoat thing - I'd mind paying for it. But then, I mind paying to go into Christian churches too. by hiker
fascinating building by mumsymary

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27.11.2012 23:10
Staying with Beena and Sudi
Review of Beena Homestay, Kochi (Cochin) by koshkha

Advantages: Fabulous hosts, clean comfortable room, great food and a bargain price
Disadvantages: It may be a bit minimalise for some and it won't suit everyone

Looking for Accommodation As I start to think about packing our bags for this yearís trip to India, a certain shame comes over me about all of last yearís reviews that Iíve not written yet. And the ones from the year before and a few even from the yea ... Read review

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Another excellent write up, E x by Wee_Jackie_163
Another superb review! by lillamarta
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20.10.2012 22:15
Hotel UniContinental, Mumbai - Seeing Is Disbelieving.
Review of Hotel Unicontinental, Mumbai by qwerty15

Advantages: Cheap, close to the airport, good for laughs, often friendly service
Disadvantages: Detonating appliances, bio hazard zone, and you may never fully recover

...my driver from the UniContinental Hotel was waiting for me with a neatly printed name sign; I noticed it immediately, because he had it upside down. With a wave and a smile o ... Read review

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Great review. by kama0529
Fascinating read! Welcome to Ciao! by Viborg
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10.05.2012 12:10
A fitting memorial in New Delhi
Review of India Gate, New Delhi by garymarsh86

Advantages: A magnificent monument in New Delhi
Disadvantages: The mad drivers of Delhi

India Gate and the Rajpath. India gate is a massive memorial arch not dissimilar to the Arc De Triumph in Paris. The memorial is also known as the all India memorial. It was built originally in memory of those 90,000 Indian citizens who gave their ... Read review

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An excellent revirw. John by Coloneljohn
fab review x by jillycat

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31.03.2012 08:26
Not gorillas in the mist - just elephants in the rain
Review of Elephant Safari, Thekkady by koshkha

Advantages: Who can resist elephants?
Disadvantages: Rather too much of a 'production line' tourist experience.

Nelly Love I love elephants Ė I suspect most people do, if not the physical reality of one charging towards them, then at least the idea of elephants is very appealing. Thereís something so compelling about their slow, plodding nature, their f ... Read review

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Getting up on a elly didn't faze me either... getting down I found much more tricky. Lx by hiker
Riding a donkey was scary enough for me. by greenierexyboy
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27.02.2012 21:58
A very interesting temple complex in the South of Delhi.
Review of Qutab Minar, Delhi by garymarsh86

Advantages: A fascinating temple complex in the South of Delhi
Disadvantages: Can get quite crowded mainly by lots of school groups!

Qutb Minar complex. This is a set of buildings built over the centuries in the Southern part of Delhi in the grounds of a fort covering an area of 100 acres consisting of a variety of ruined temples, tombs and two Mosques. The fo ... Read review

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An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
Excellent write up x by Panda.Eyes

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21.01.2012 11:56
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From Ayurveda to Zig Zags - an A to Z of Kerala
Review of Kerala by koshkha

Advantages: A fabulous state with lots of contrast and lots to see and do
Disadvantages: It rains a lot in the mountains and it can be stiflingly hot on the coast

...to capture a week in Kerala without stretching to the world's longest review? Well it's a tried and tested technique of mine to force myself to stick to an alphabet structure. We were in Kerala - visiting Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady and the backwaters aro ... Read review

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Interesting presentation, and a novel way of doing a review. It worked really well. by cha97michelle
You've been very busy! by MALU
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02.01.2012 00:11
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Hyatt Regency Hotel!
Review of Hyatt Regency Hotel Mumbai by Adityarane

Advantages: Service, Food, Location.
Disadvantages: Expensive, Standard rooms.

On my last spiritual trip to India in November, I arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai at 3:00 am at night. One of my Indian acquaintances was kind enough to present me with a few options regarding accommodation. As I was reall ... Read review

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I've stayed here before - I'm not sure I entirely recognise it by your description. I'd prefer more opinion and a lot less statistics from the website. by koshkha

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23.12.2011 05:39
Houseboat from Allepy
Review of Kerala Backwaters (India) by Phweeter

Advantages: Beauty, peace, insigh to local culture, genuine gold jewellery
Disadvantages: Non alcoholic state. Few Western style food outlets.

Having seen the houseboats on BBC and heard also about the beauty of Kerala, during our travels last year we went to Allepy for a week so that we could experience the backwaters on a houseboat. Allepy town itself is adequate, with lots of gold shops sell ... Read review

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09.12.2011 16:53
Mumbai Airport
Review of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India by Phweeter

Advantages: Very high security measures. Modern departure terminal.
Disadvantages: Lack of comfortable seating.

I flew to Mumbai airport November 2010 on a touring 3 month visit of India, taking in Goa and Kerala. On arrival in the baggage collection and finding the area from Qatar airlines, it was like organised chaos! There were people crammed around the area w ... Read review

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08.12.2011 17:14
Coming and Going at Mumbai Airport
Review of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India by koshkha

Advantages: Much better than it used to be
Disadvantages: Transport connections aren't great.

Coming Arriving at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport is seldom much fun. It's a poorly laid out place that's prone to making passengers walk a really long way when they first land and if you arrive at a bad time, the lines in passport ... Read review

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I really noticed the difference when I went through Mumbai last year compared to the dismal experience a few years beforehand! by BristolBud
Plenty of useful tips for the traveller here! by ryeb

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05.12.2011 00:09
Mumbai Layover
Review of Hotel Midland, Mumbai (Bombay) by koshkha

Advantages: Ideal for a short stopover between flights
Disadvantages: Not a great location for more general tourism

...nervous when I book a hotel in India and in Mumbai I was quite concerned about whether the place I had chosen would be OK. In the past Iíve been lucky enough to stay in some of the finest and most expensive hotels i ... Read review

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Wonderful review! by Mildew82
Great review :) E x by labellavita1992
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16.11.2011 22:31
Well worth the flight
Review of Goa (India) by heathersmummy

Advantages: Fantastic climate, wonderful people, relaxation central
Disadvantages: Mosquitos !

...and 31 respectively) travelled to Goa last March for an 8 day trip. Despite the very long flight (9 hours) with no cigarettes, I found Goa to be everything I dreamed of and more. The climate in March was wonderful and warm - at le ... Read review

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I know Goa is on the east coast. However I have always wanted to visit The Central Business District of Mumbai!!!! by jjcross

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17.10.2011 15:39
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Review of Sunny's , Bangalore by koshkha

Advantages: A nice change when you're all spiced out
Disadvantages: Expensive by local standards

Show me the Sunny During our trip to Bangalore in November 2009 we were pretty unimpressed by the city and had spent our first day bombing around the city in an auto-rickshaw. After visiting Bangalore Palace and being dragged into some annoying touri ... Read review

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A good recommendation from your rickshaw driver - obviously knows his stuff! by catsholiday
As far as I'm aware, if it's for foreigners (in India) it usually means it's better standard than for locals as they rely on repeat business and recommendations (such as this). by anonymili
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29.08.2011 22:25
Taj Mahal, greatest structure built on this earth !
Review of Agra and the Taj Mahal (India) by matt.brushwood

Advantages: Great view, once in a lifetime experiance and very pretty
Disadvantages: For some, the business.

If you want to experiance one of the greatest things ever built on this earth then you should definalty visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. I was blown over by how beutiful, yet over powering it was as I turned the corner to face it. I visited the Taj Mahal o ... Read review

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16.08.2011 21:53
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