Land of billionaires, borsch and bathhouses, Moscow is a constant over-the-top performance of classic heritage meets trendy kitsch. This city is as crass as it is elegant, at once unapologetically flashy and yet bursting at the seams with underground culture. You can count the gilded domes of the stunning Muscovite cathedrals or head to the former meatpacking district for old warehouses turned hip art galleries.
Moscow's strikingly ornate underground was the world’s second most heavily used in 2012 - after the subway in Seoul.
Enjoy a stroll through Gorky Park or find the highest skyscraper for a panoramic view of the Kremlin. If you’re looking for the perfect souvenir, head towards the Ismaylovo flea market, a treasure trove of trinkets from Romanov samovars to Soviet medals. After a sophisticated evening at the Bolshoi or a bohemian evening at the Circus, leggy models and signature vodka await in Moscow's infamously exclusive night clubs.
Restaurant meals in Moscow cost 70% more than in New Delhi
A typical train ticket is 46 INR