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"There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross .

The fort at Kumblgarh, sunrise at the Taj Majal, views of the Lake Palace at Udaipur, trains

Not a single moment of peace once outside our hotels, horrible poverty, open sewers, naive new-age hippies busy 'finding themselves', buses

head scratchers
They can build a nuke and program software but no seems capable of building basic infrastructure (roads, sewers etc.)



population (mn)

1045.8 million
capital New Delhi
languages Hindi, English
religion Hindu
currency Rupee

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ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 2
culture: 4
fun: 3
transport: 2
nature: 2


total score: 18/30


average cost per day
$US100 per day (for two)





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