Frommer's India

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 18, 2010 - Travel - 768 pages
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  • 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."
  

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Contents

Experiencing Spiritual India 1 2 The BestTemples Monuments 5 Exploring Natural India
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SACRED SOURCE OF THE GANGES 666 1 Garhwal 666 Trekking Through the Land ofthe Gods 668 An Office in the Clouds 671 Soul Searching ...
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INDIAIN DEPTH
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India
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India Today 17 4 The Religions of India
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India
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When to Go 46 Calendar Of Events 49 2 Entry Requirements 51 3 Getting There Getting Around
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Health 64
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The Central Coast
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Goas Best
230
Kerala
237
Cruising Kerala on the Worlds
265
Trivandrum Varkala
277
Kovalam Keralas
285
Tiruchirappalli TrichyThanjavur
314
Tamil Nadu
317

SUGGESTED INDIA ITINERARIES
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North India Highlights
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Temples Tea
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A Leisurely Southern Sojourn
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SIDE TRIPS
105
Safety 69
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Colaba Fort Churchgate
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vi
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Getting Around
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Where to Stay
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Where to Dine
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South Mumbai
146
The Skinny on Street Food
152
A Meal Unto Itself
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Mumbai After Dark
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Pune the Osho International
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Aurangabad the Ellora
182
Goa
193
Mahabalipuram
333
Puducherry Pondicherry
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KINGDOMS
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Karnataka
367
Discovering
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Swinging in the Hip City
378
DELHITHE TAJ
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LAND OF PRINCES
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The History of the Rajput 510 2 Jaipur 513 FastFactsJaipur 519 6 Pushkar
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The National Parks 534 Battling fora Glimpse ofBeauty
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Bundi 542 9 Jaisalmer
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Shekhawati 545 A Scarce Resource
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Ahmedabad 593 Veg Out for Under 1 599 2 Kutch Kuchchh Kachchh
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Stopover in Chandigarh 612 3 Shimla 615 FastFacts Shimla 618 4 Kinnaur Spiti Lahaul 623 A Guide to the Top Temples Gompas Villages in Spiti ...
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KOLKATA CALCUTTA EAST INDIA
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Kolkata 696 The Miracle of Mother Teresa the Pure Hearts 700 2 Orissas Golden Temple Triangle
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India 735 16 FAST FACTS
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About the author (2010)

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.

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