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Old 01-21-2016, 02:34 PM   #211
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Re: I've decided to quit everything and travel the world

Depends on what you're looking for. Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, and Qutb Minar are all UNESCO World Heritage sites. There's plenty to see and do there, but I think you're right to not put too much priority on it. It's not like there's a shortage of crumbling forts and tombs and temples all over the country to look at if that's your thing.

However, if you're going to wax poetic about "the real India", I would say that absolutely needs to include places like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. India has a contemporary face along with its historic culture and shocking poverty, and the interplay between those things is most striking in the big cities where they all happen in very close proximity.
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