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India, the towns and cities in pictures - New Delhi
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FCO travel update: the FCO advises against all travel in the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah, as well as all travel in Manipur. There is also a travel restriction on Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, and the region of Ladakh. The FCO also advises against all travel to Imphal.Delhi, Mumbai, previously Bombay, Calcutta, Chennai (Madras), Pondicherry and Varanasi (Benares) rank amongst the largest cities in India. Just like India itself, they are full of contrasts. While the cities of the Rajasthan attract visitors to the world of fantasy of the Arabian Nights with their splendid palaces and temples, other cities like Calcutta or Bombay are blighted by such an abject poverty that can put off some visitors. In this gigantic land, each town has its own living standard, culture, traditions and customs and even its own language. Consequently, instead of only discovering a city, you discover a whole new culture.
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