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#1 best-selling guide to India *

Lonely Planet India is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire the perfect symmetry of the Taj Mahal, ride a camel through the moonlit desert or cruise the lush backwaters of Kerala; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of India and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's India Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - temples, cuisine, history, art, Hinduism, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, customs, volunteering, yoga, ashrams, trekking Over 199 colour maps Covers Delhi's bazaars, the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan's forts and deserts, Goa's beaches, Kerala's backwaters, Mumbai's colonial-era buildings, Darjeeling's tea plantations, Khajuraho's ancient temples, Himalayan monasteries and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet India, our most comprehensive guide to India, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for just the highlights of India? Check out Discover India, a photo-rich guide to India's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, Goa, Mumbai, South India or Kerala? Check out Lonely Planet's South India & Kerala guide, Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra guide,or Goa & Mumbai guide for a comprehensive look at all that these regions have to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to India. Source: Nielsen Bookscan, Australia, UK and USA, December 2013-November 2014

Publisher: Hawthorn, Australia :, Lonely Planet Publications,, 1990-
ISBN: 9781743216767
Characteristics: volumes : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
Additional Contributors: Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Alternative Title: Lonely Planet India


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Apr 05, 2016

This is a great thick book, like an encyclopedia of India. Besides the usual maps and language/glossary, it covers the history, cultural calendar, food and environment of the major spots we heard of. A wonderful travel guide. In my case, a super reference on India:
-Haryana & Punjab
-Jammu & Kashmir
-Himachal Pradesh
-Uttar Pradesh
-Kolkata (Calcutta)
-West Bengal
-Bihar & Jharkhand
-Northeast States
-Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh
-Mumbai (Bombay)
-Andhra Pradesh
-Tamil Nadu
-Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Feb 04, 2016

As always Lonely Planet was spot on and so helpful especially in a country like India where online information is limited. Definitely a bible to any traveler to India.

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