" the Bombay-and-Baroda Railway "
The Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway began constructing a railway connection between the cities of Bombay (Mumbai) and Vadodara in 1855 - it was completed in 1864.
" would cross the Ravi River again "
The Ravi River is one of the five major rivers of the Punjab region. Originating in the Himalayas, the river is around 720km long. The city of Lahore is located on its eastern bank, while the historic town of Shahdara Bagh is on its western bank.
" a hotel on Malabar Hill "
Malabar Hill is a residential area in the Indian city of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). This part of Mumbai was formerly owned by the Keyi family, who were forced to donate it to the East India Company. It later became an exclusive, upmarket area. The houses here are among the most expensive in the world.
" palanquin, bullock-cart or on foot "
A palanquin is a form of transportation commonly used in India until the early 20th century. It is a covered litter or sedan chair which is carried using four poles. The name comes from the Sanskrit word for bed.
" past the ruins of Taxila "
Taxila ruins - Credit: Botev
Taxila was once the capital of the Eastern Punjab and is now home to some of Pakistan's most famous archaeological sites. The ruins of Taxila include Bhir Mound
(pictured to the right).
It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.