THOUGH IT DOES not traverse very many cities, this itinerary encapsulates the colour and vibrancy of the region. Introduction to the palimpsest that is India, are the seven cities of Delhi, amicably rubbing shoulders with modern cosmopolitan living. Agra adds further insight, particularly to the Mughal era. As tribute to the golden age of culture that it nurtured stands that ‘monument to eternal love’ – the Taj Mahal. The interplay of cultures is clearly visible in Rajasthan, in the forts and palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur. Mumbai, on the other hand, wears her multicultural identity with pride.