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Insight Guide India

byMatt Barrett

Paperback | October 19, 2011

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Insight GuideIndiais 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.

Matt Barrett lives in Delhi, India, where he divides his time between writing travel guides and running adventure tours.
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Title:Insight Guide IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 8.76 × 6.16 × 1.08 inPublished:October 19, 2011Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780050151

ISBN - 13:9781780050157

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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