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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure

India is like nowhere else on earth - thrilling, frustrating and incredibly diverse. The full-colour Insight Guide India shows you how to get the most out of this amazing destination. Our inspirational Best of India section illustrates its unique attractions, from the bright lights of Mumbai to the brilliant colours of Rajasthan, the ruins of ancient cities and the cool heights of the Himalayas. With its in-depth history and culture section, this guide provides an essential introduction to India's ancient civilisations, colonial history and multi-layered contemporary society. Our lively essays on art and architecture, food and drink, performing arts, wildlife and Bollywood provide the perfect backdrop to any visit. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. The lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into India's festivals, Hindu deities, its creaking railways, the ancient sites of Ajanta, Ellora and Hampi, cruising Kerala's backwaters, and - of course - the Taj Mahal. The Places section takes you on a journey through each of India's regions, from Delhi and the Himalayas in the north to Chennai and Kerala in the south, as well the coral-fringed Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. All major sights are cross-referenced with full-colour maps, and the travel tips provide planning advice, language tips, an A-Z of essential travel information, and carefully selected hotel and restaurant listings.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

‘Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.’ - Wanderlust Magazine
Published: Insight Guides on Sep 1, 2013
ISBN: 9781780056876
List price: $17.99
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This is quite a good travel guide for the subcontinent of India. I chose this book to take with me to India over other guides, such as Lonely Planet, since it offers more description and historical background of the sites it describes. While in India, however, I found that the depth of coverage of individual sites comes at the expense of breadth - a number of sites that my wife and I felt should have been included, especially in the state of Andhra Pradesh, were not. Still, I grew quite fond of this book while traveling the subcontinent, and I have yet to find another travel guide to India that I would take in place of this one.read more
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This is quite a good travel guide for the subcontinent of India. I chose this book to take with me to India over other guides, such as Lonely Planet, since it offers more description and historical background of the sites it describes. While in India, however, I found that the depth of coverage of individual sites comes at the expense of breadth - a number of sites that my wife and I felt should have been included, especially in the state of Andhra Pradesh, were not. Still, I grew quite fond of this book while traveling the subcontinent, and I have yet to find another travel guide to India that I would take in place of this one.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
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