Monthly Archives: April 2013

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Moving on from Aurangabad, I took a 6am train (suddenly a dubious hotel right by the station seemed an even better idea) back to Mumbai and then another north to the city of Vadodara, formerly Baroda. The archeological park, which … Continue reading

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Ajanta Caves

This group of thirty rock-cut Buddhist monasteries is particularly famous for its mural paintings, which came into my life some time before I left London to see the world. The V&A museum, where I used to work, has a large … Continue reading

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Ellora Caves

To visit my next two World Heritage Sites I took an evening train from Mumbai to the town of Aurangabad, where I fell into a handy cheap hotel next to the railway station sometime around midnight. Both the Ellora and … Continue reading

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

This world heritage site in Mumbai is a railway station, formerly called the┬áVictoria Terminus. It is the busiest station in India and was built, as you might guess, by the British. It was formally opened in 1887 on Queen Victoria’s … Continue reading

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