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BangaloreBangalore was virtually unknown by most Americans five years ago. It was one of those places referred to simply and dismissively as over there, and as a result, it was thought about little and visited even less, except by those with either specific business or family in the city.
ChennaiThe world is so much smaller than most of us realize, and much more interconnected that it might initially appear. A city like Chennai, on the eastern coast of India is home to some 7.6 million people and is of more importance on the world economic stage than most people realize.
HyderabadUnlike many other major Indian cities, Hyderabad is relatively young. That is, this area on the banks of the Musi River wasn't founded until 1590, when the Sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty relocated there to, " relieve a water shortage the dynasty had experienced at their old headquarters at Golkonda."
JaipurFor a country with as long and glorious a history as India, Jaipur is a relatively young city: It "was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh"
MumbaiIt is difficult, if not impossible, to overstate the sheer size of Mumbai in terms of population, the variety of experience possible within its expansive borders, and its influence on both India and world in general.
New DelhiNew Delhi is appropriately grandiose. As the capital of the world's second most populous country, it is an architectural, historical, and cultural wonder whose charms and frenetic energy are second to none. Located in northern India, it was home to countless earlier cultures as well as to the British Raj.
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