Synopses & Reviews
· Expert authors David and Vanessa know India inside out; they have travelled extensively throughout the continent researching this new edition
· Durable, compact, lightweight books that are portable and designed for the rigours of independent travel
· Comprehensive coverage of the main attractions, plus dozens of activities and adventures that will help you get off the beaten track
· In-depth information about history, culture and politics
· Inspirational trip planning with itineraries and maps and a special Body and Soul feature in colour
What do we want in travel guides? I believe we want accuracy and a balance between context (history, literature, architecture, culture etc) and pragmatics (timetables, addresses etc) This guide to India is the best of the lot, conforming to my simple formula” Consumer review
Ive spent 12 weeks in India over 2 trips and Ive used the Lonely Planet, the Rough Guide and Footprint. If I could only take one guide it would be Footprint because its the most concise and well-researched of the three” Consumer review
Footprints 18th edition of this comprehensive guidebook is loaded with information on this fascinating country, enabling you to escape the hoards and discover the landscapes and people of the real India.
The enigmatic sub-continent cannot fail to bewilder, bemuse, frustrate and captivate even the most seasoned traveller. With up-to-minute recommendations, the 18th edition of Footprint's revered and authoritative guide offers comprehensive advice on how to get the most from your trip. Whether you want to escape it all at a rural retreat, learn yoga in Goa, hike the Himalayas or be dazzled by Bollywood, this guide tells you everything you need to know.
India strikes the visitor with a sensory, intellectual, spiritual and philosophical assault thats unmatched by any other place on earth. Let Footprint help you navigate this extraordinary country with this new 18th edition Handbook.
About the Author
David Stott - South India-born and raised in the vibrant suburbs of Peterborough, writer and photographer David Stott acquired his taste for India in the womb. At the age of 28 he finally discovered the variety and diversity of flavours at which butter chicken had merely hinted and since his first visit hes become an annual visitor to India, steadily learning to tell his chole from his bhature and establishing a serious addiction to masala dosas along the way. David now splits his time between India and his adopted home in vibrant suburban Sydney.
Vanessa Betts is a writer and editor from England. She went to India in 1997, as the first stop on a round-the-world ticket, and then found out that nowhere else could quite compare. After time spent living and working in Australia, Egypt and England she has been based in India, chiefly in Kolkata, since March 2006.
Table of Contents
(1) Planning your trip (2) Essentials (3) Delhi (4) Uttar Pradesh Lucknow, Around Lucknow, Agra and around, Varanasi and around (5) Uttarakhand Eastern hill stations, Hardiwar, Rishikesh and around, Garhwal and the Pilgrimage, Trekking in Garwhal and Kumaon Himalaya, Nainital and around, Corbett National Park (6) Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Central, Western, Northern, Eastern, Chhattisgarh (7) Rajasthan Jaipur and around, Southern Rajasthan, Western, Eastern, Northern (8) Haryana and Punjab Chandigarh and around, Northern Punjab (9) Himachal Pradesh Southern Himachal, Kinnaur and Spiti, Kullu Valley, Lahaul and theh Manali-Leh road, Northern Himachal, Trekking in Himachal (10) Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir Valley, Ladakh (11) West Bengal Kolkata, South Kolkata, North Kolkata, West Bengal Hills (12) Sikkim Gangtok and around, South and West Sikkim, North Sikkim, Trekking Sikkim (13) Northeastern Hill States Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura (14) Orissa (15) Bihar and Jharkhand Patna, Patna to Bodh Gaya, Jharkhand (16) Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair and around, Ritchies Archipelago, Middle and North Andamans, Little Andaman, Nicobar islands (17) Tamil Nadu (18) Kerala (19) Karnataka (20) Andhra Pradesh (21) Maharashtra (22) Goa (23) Gujarat (24) Background (25) Footnotes