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#31 May 13th, 2006, 15:17
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Can try Mumbai . Afterall this is India's business /finance capital moreover a sea port . ( Read you previous post that your husband loves sea ) Lots of outdoor activities , night clubs etc. International Airport . Try to stay in a posh locality . Lots of big stars stays in mumbai. If you have money you can lead the life as a King in India.
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#32 May 13th, 2006, 17:31
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Originally Posted by Luckywoman The weather [in Delhi] won't be too bad if you have AC in your house, car, etc.
and if you have sufficient backup to compensate for the power cuts, euphemistically called "load shedding".

Apart from that, so far I know only Delhi and Mussoorie, but could well imagine living in either place for the rest of my life, and in luxury, from my (in Sweden) ever so humble disability pension.
#33 May 13th, 2006, 18:46
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I think if heat is a worry - then Delhi is the solution not the problem. As they say its not the heat - its the humidity that brow beats you the most - and Delhi has a very dry heat. If you like shopping Delhi will keep you busy for years with all its little markets, nooks and crannies. Trip to Nepal(assuming back to normal) - Just an 1 hour and a little away! Taj Mahal - a few hours away by speedy train!!! Rajasthan just a hop skip and a jump! Delhi gets my vote hands down!
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#34 May 13th, 2006, 18:58
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I liked Delhi better than Mumbai, but Mumbai better than Chennai, so it's an easy choice.... go for Bangalore!!!

Actually I think Bangalore is likely to have more western expats but don't quote me on that.

If it was me I would choose Delhi...
#35 May 13th, 2006, 19:22
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Bangalore must win if climate is a big issue; it's on a 1000 metre plateau so escapes the weather extremes.
#36 May 13th, 2006, 20:15
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rab, I am against you on this one... I actually like Mumbai the best of all of them. Mumbai is very modern and more laid back.

But on my last trip I just fell in love with Culcatta, so I can recommend that too.
#37 May 13th, 2006, 20:21
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Originally Posted by passingby Mumbai is very modern and more laid back.
That's what I hate about it. Couples holding hands, sneaking kisses, traffic jams, western influenced architecture - I demand a bit of Jungli behaviour in my Indian city of choice Dam it!
#38 May 24th, 2006, 14:58
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#38

I also have the choice between India and an island

What a timely thread for me. I wonder if anyone is still listening?

My husband is also a pilot, and we are considering moving to Southern India, possibly Coimbatore or Cochin. I'm in China now.

Any info on either city? I'm looking for a city/place that has cleaner air than the place I am in China (deplorable, polluted air), where I could get fresh foods, possibly my own garden and live a relaxed lifestyle.

We also have the option of moving to a small, relaxing island in Southeast Asia. (Not Vanuatu )

I am an adventurous person, very interested in India, so I am having difficulty deciding.

Any info on Coimbatore would be appreciated!

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