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To mark Disney's remake of The Jungle Book, Lonely Planet travels to the forested heart of India that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s original Mowgli stories.

Exploring the life of the writer who almost single-handedly conjured the popular image of ‘British India’, we look at the legacy of the Raj in other locations close to his heart: from the magnificent architecture of Mumbai – where he was born in 1865 – to the hill station of Shimla, former summer capital and colonialist playground, in the foothills of the Himalayas.

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