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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 04:39
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 15:53
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 16:14
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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04.12.2011 23:09
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 I’ve 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 21:31
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 14:39
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 21:25
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 20:53
Disney Does Delhi
Review of Akshardham Temple, New Delhi by koshkha

Advantages: It's very impressive, very clean and totally free
Disadvantages: The security is extreme and it's a pain to have to leave all your valuables

...wrong because I'd missed the Akshardham ... Read review

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They don't allow you in if you're carrying explosives or weapons? That rules me out, then. xx by tallulahbang
I'm so transfixed by the lunch I've forgotten about any temple now by fizzytom
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02.06.2011 20:03
Training for Trains in New Delhi
Review of New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi by koshkha

Advantages: It's a real experience
Disadvantages: It's a real experience

An eye-opener of the most vivid kind If you want to see humanity raw in tooth and claw then not too much beats an Indian railway station. The first time my husband went to India with me he stood on one of the platforms of Delhi station and stared ope ... Read review

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To think that as a commuter I used to moan about th service into London Liverpool St. by silverstreak
Brilliant review. Given that I tend to turn up to railway stations in this country 45 minutes ahead... does that mean I need to allow 3hrs in Delhi? Lx by hiker
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03.03.2011 21:38
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Delhi Airport - Somewhat of a Gem Amongst Other Indian Airports
Review of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi by anonymili

Advantages: It's all nice and new
Disadvantages: Long walking distances for transit passengers, can be long queues

...had to stop off at Indira Gandhi International Airport (aka Delhi Airport) on my outward journey in December 2010 and my return journey in January 2011. Arriving at Delhi Airport for the second time to my recollection (on m ... Read review

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With everything else so shiny and new, how could anyone ever have sanctioned that hideous carpet? by BristolBud
Another reminder of why I don't fly. Good review as always. by Chouchinciao

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20.01.2011 17:27
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From Zero to Hero - the Airport that Reinvented Itself
Review of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi by koshkha

Advantages: It works
Disadvantages: I can't guarantee how long it will stay so lovely

Not So Happy Memories Once upon a time, any traveller arriving in India was hit instantly by culture shock the moment they stepped off the plane; the airports were dreadful. Whilst I used to enjoy the exotic scent of joss-sticks, it was harder to tur ... Read review

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The carpet did give me a bit of a headache after a long flight plus an unscheduled 2 hour stop in Nagpur due to unseasonable fog in Delhi. Baggage was still taking a silly amount of time in late 2010 but the domestic side was also shiny and new by then. I know it's mad but I do kind of miss the old "Indianness" of the airport by BristolBud
Sounds a lot better than the cockroach infested terminals that's for sure! by KathEv

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18.01.2011 06:59
"Yes, but is it in the guidebook?"
Review of Madras Cafe, Rishikesh by koshkha

Advantages: It's in the book - so presumably nobody died there or anything
Disadvantages: It's in the book - so it's full of scared tourists

The Blind Faith of Travellers My sister Aileen still believes in the wisdom of guidebooks but unfortunately that doesn't extend to actually carrying them around with her. She'll insist on walking around for absolutely ages in search of a restaurant th ... Read review

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I remember the Two Fat Ladies once making a bizarre folded napkin contraption thing round a gin and tonic glass once - I think it was for elderly ladies with "the shakes" though by fizzytom
sounds decent enough. The lassis and banana pancakes at the hotel sound yum though by duskmaiden
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18.12.2010 18:54
Delhi's Big Old Tower
Review of Qutab Minar, Delhi by koshkha

Advantages: It's spectacular
Disadvantages: It can get very busy

...it would probably be the Qutab Minar tower. Others may disagree with me, citing the Lotus Temple or the Red Fort as contenders for that crown but for ... Read review

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I can't ever explain why I need to visit and inevitably answer the "but you've been before" type questions with "but I want to go again"! by BristolBud
Lovely write up by KathEv

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22.11.2010 12:46
Some Like it Hot
Review of Mirchi Kebabs & Curries, Connaught Place, New Delhi by koshkha

Advantages: Delicious food, fair prices
Disadvantages: More garlic on the garlic naan is the only improvement I can suggest

Tired (and Hungry) Tourists After dragging my sister Aileen and her girlfriend Joyce around some of the sites of New Delhi on our first day in India, I was starting to get nagged about food. We hadn't eaten since very early that morning on the plane a ... Read review

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Sounds delightful. Totally agree with the situational veggie stance - on my first trip to Nepal, I didn't succumb until the flight home... and BOY did I pay for that. Lx by hiker
Superlative review! Chris x by eve6kicksass
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11.11.2010 09:58
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