Remarkable, bewildering, totally irresistible - India offers a million different experiences, all at once, all the time. If you seek spiritual enlightenment, the thrill of scaling the mighty Himalaya, or the buzz of a modern hypermetropolis - or if you just want to lie on a tropical beach and count cows - discover the sensory overload that is India wi...
Remarkable, bewildering, totally irresistible - India offers a million different experiences, all at once, all the time. If you seek spiritual enlightenment, the thrill of scaling the mighty Himalaya, or the buzz of a modern hypermetropolis - or if you just want to lie on a tropical beach and count cows - discover the sensory overload that is India with this topselling guide.
? REST EASY in the best accommodation - from budget guesthouses to Rajput palaces
? ENRICH YOUR EXPERIENCE with our chapters on India's extraordinary history and culture
? ESCAPE THE CROWDS and see the India beyond the tourist trail: little-known national parks, remote tribal villages and stunning mountain treks
? TELL YOUR KULFI FROM YOUR KULCHA with our comprehensive chapter on Indian cuisine, remote tribal villages and stunning mountain treks
? FIND YOUR WAY from Kargil to Kanyakumari and back again with the help of detailed transport information and over 200 maps
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Explore the myriad wonders of India with this useful guide in hand. Whether you wish to cruise the backwaters of Kerala on the rooftop of a ferry, explore the Buddhist gompas of Leh, drink Darjeeling's namesake tea, get lost in the dusty bazaars of Hyderabad, or stroll the 16th-century ruins in Hampi, this book will help you get there. Highlights include more than 200 traveler-tested maps, thousands of places to stay and eat for all budgets, excellent health information, all you need to know about transportation options, and a 32-page color section on India's religions.
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