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WORLD’S TALLEST WARRIOR

THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE SHIVAJI MEMORIAL HAS BEEN LAID ON A MAN-MADE ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF MUMBAI. WHEN COMPLETED, IT WILL BE THE WORLD’S TALLEST STATUE. BUT JUST HOW TALL IS IT?

THE GRAPHIC

SHIVAJI MEMORIAL

630ft the expected combined height of the statue and its platform

36bn rupees the estimated cost of construction

1,700 tonnes the amount of bronze The Times of India claims will be needed

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Walk this way: Lofty passes through volcanic lunar landscapes; ancient pilgrim pathways strewn with churches and ruins; sumptuous forested trails opening out onto vineyards. a rambler’s reward is culture, ambience and wild scenery on the walking routes through Italy, France and Spain