India Handbook, 18th

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

  • Critically acclaimed with unparalleled depth and coverage, ensuring travellers see the real India
  • Covering the lesser-travelled and more remote Northeastern states, enabling you to get off the beaten track
  • Fantastic listings for all budgets
  • Detailed mapping and planning sections, perfect for navigating your way round this vast country
  • Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a month
  • The heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana & Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, West Benal, Sikkim, Northeastern Hill States, Orissa, Bihar & Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat
  • Detailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every region, enabling you to have an even better travel experience.

India strikes the visitor with a sensory, intellectual, spiritual and philosophical assault that’s unmatched by any other place on earth. Let Footprint help you navigate this extraordinary country with this new 18th edition Handbook.

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Editorial Reviews

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“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

“I’ve spent 12 weeks in India over 2 trips and I’ve used the Lonely Planet, the Rough Guide and Footprint. If I could only take one guide it would be Footprint because it’s the most concise and well-researched of the three” – Consumer review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907263422
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Series: Footprint - Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Eighteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 18
  • Pages: 1552
  • Sales rank: 963,153
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet 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 he’s 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.

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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, Ritchie’s 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

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