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Insight Guide India is illustrated throughout with hundreds of specially commissioned full-color photographs. The inspirational Best Of India section vividly presents the country’s highlights, making sure you don’t miss anything – the desert citadel of Jaisalmer, the evocative ruins of Hampi, the bathing ghats of Varanasi and, of course, the Taj Mahal. We also share our recommendations for the best beaches, typical India experiences, national parks and wildlife, and where to escape the crowds. Our History and Culture chapters cover India’s past and present in great detail, with engaging and accessible essays that reflect a country transformed by globalization and yet peculiarly timeless. There are special features on conservation, hill stations, and where to pamper yourself in yoga and spa retreats, as well as insights into local cuisine, Indian Tea, and the global phenomenon that is Bollywood.  Our Places chapters cover the entire country, from the mighty Himalayas to the bathing ghats of the holy Ganges, the harsh landscapes and bejewelled cities of Rajasthan to the verdant backwaters of Kerala in the deep south - all pervaded by the unique Indian light and color. All major sites are cross-referenced onto detailed maps. The travel tips provide a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip and what to expect when you arrive, as well as selective hotel, restaurant and nightlife listings.

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Insight Guide India is illustrated with full-color photographs. The Best Of India section vividly illustrates the country’s highlights, making sure you don’t miss anything – the desert citadel of Jaisalmer, the evocative ruins of Hampi, and, of course, the Taj Mahal. We also select our recommendations for the best beaches, typical India experiences, national parks and wildlife, and where to escape the crowds. Our History and Culture chapters cover India’s past and present in great detail, while the Places chapters cover the entire country, and all major sites are cross-referenced onto detailed maps. The travel tips provide a wealth of practical information as well as selective listings.

 

About the Author

Matt Barrett lives in Delhi, India, where he divides his time between writing travel guides and running adventure tours.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Best of India

Allure of India

Land and Climate

Wildlife

Society and Religion

History

Beginnings

Europeans in India

Independent India

Decisive Dates

 

Features

Contemporary Issues

Food

Performing Arts

Cinema

Art and architecture

The Adivasis

Indian Tea

Indian Railways

Hindu Deities

The Taj Mahal

Ajanta and Ellora

Khajuraho

Hampi

Kerala Backwaters

 

Places

The North

Delhi

Ganges and Yamuna

The Himalayas

 

The Desert States

Rajasthan

Gujarat.

 

West-Central India

Mumbai

Maharashtra

Madhya Pradesh

Chattisgarh

Goa

 

East and Northeast India

Kolkata

West Bengal

Orissa and Jharkand,

The Northeast.

 

 

 

The South

Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

Kerala

Offshore Islands.

 

Travel Tips

Transport

Accommodation

Shopping

Activities

A–Z of Practical Information

Language

Further reading

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780050157
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
Asia - India
Author:
Barrett, Matt
Author:
Le Bas, Tom
Subject:
Travel-India
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
India
Subject:
Asia
Edition Description:
Ninth Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20111019
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Insight Guide India is illustrated with full-color photographs. The Best Of India section vividly illustrates the country’s highlights, making sure you don’t miss anything – the desert citadel of Jaisalmer, the evocative ruins of Hampi, and, of course, the Taj Mahal. We also select our recommendations for the best beaches, typical India experiences, national parks and wildlife, and where to escape the crowds. Our History and Culture chapters cover India’s past and present in great detail, while the Places chapters cover the entire country, and all major sites are cross-referenced onto detailed maps. The travel tips provide a wealth of practical information as well as selective listings.

 

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