Completely updated, this fourth edition of Frommer's India will help you plan the trip that's right for you, whether you're traveling to soak up India's spirituality, chill out on the beaches, or live like a king in the land of princes. Experience the best of India: Visit the Taj Mahal as well as the cave temples at Ajanta and Ellora, watch the moon rise from Pushkar Palace during the Pushkar Mela, raft down the Zanskar, bump into a Bollywood star at a top rated restaurant, and sleep in a former king's bed at a heritage property (castles, palaces, and forts) in Rajasthan. Also learn tips on safety, ettiquette, and the art of bargaining --including the real meaning behind the phrases "you pay what you like" and "just look, no buy." This guide is biannually updated (and personalized) by a small team of writers including Pippa de Bruyn, an award-winning journalist and travel writer; Dr. Keith Bain, who also has a doctorate in film; Niloufer Venkatraman, a Mumbai native who has a doctorate in anthropology; Shonar Joshi, a travel writer and reporter; and more. All are not afraid to speak their mind and give their opinions -- and share their passion for India.
Frommer's India, 4e also includes 4 itineraries for exploring the country, including "North India Highlights in 16 Days" and "South India in 2 Weeks."
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF INDIA. 2 INDIA IN DEPTH 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO INDIA. 4 SUGGESTED INDIA ITINERARIES. 5 CITY OF DREAMERS: MUMBAI & MAHARASTHRA SIDE TRIPS, 6 GOA: PARTY IN PARADISE. 7 GOD'S OWN COUNTRY: KERALA & LAKSHADWEEP. 8 TAMIL NADU: THE TEMPLE TOUR. 9 KARNATAKA & HYDERABAD: KINGDOMS OF THE SOUTH. 10 THE HEART OF INDIA: DELHI, THE TAJ, UTTAR PRADESH & MADHYA PRADESH. 11 RAJASTHAN: LAND OF PRINCES. 12 GUJARAT: INDIA'S ECLECTIC WILD WEST. 13 HIGHER ALTITUDES, HIGHER POWERS: AMRITSAR, HIMACHAL PRADESH & LADAKH. 14 UTTARAKHAND: SACRED SOURCE OF THE GANGES. 15 KOLKATA (CALCUTTA) & EAST INDIA. 16 FAST FACTS. INDEX.
Pippa de Bruyn is an award-winning journalist, travel writer (author of Frommer's South Africa ), and freelance editor. Dr. Keith Bain has a doctoral degree in cinema. When he's not traveling the world in search of fantastic experiences, he spends his time writing and lecturing about film, media, theater, and contemporary culture. David Allardice is a lawyer with a degree in History as well as a freelance writer and editor. He was born in Durban, South Africa, and also contributes to Frommer's South Africa . When he's not backpacking through Asia, he lives in Cape Town. Shonar Joshi is a writer by profession and explorer by heart. She has dabbled with environmental television reporting, filmmaking, script writing, farming. and traveling-mostly in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Her book Of Past Dawns and Future Noons is a testament to the passion with which she regards India and its rich ancient past, present, and future.