DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: India

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2011 - Travel - 824 pages
This lavishly illustrated guide is the perfect accompaniment for your trip to India, with regional coverage stretching from the Great Himalayas of the north to the tropical peninsular of the south. Packed with 3D aerial views, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sights, and now with even more full-color maps of towns and regions, you can get a great visual appetizer wherever you go. Find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals, listed town by town and expert information on India's dizzying variety of highlights from the most magnificent palaces to where to find the best authentic Indian cuisine. And with absorbing sections on temples, shrines and places of worship, walks, scenic routes, thematic tours and an introduction to trekking in the Himalayas, this comprehensive guide is completely indispensable.
 

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Contents

Discovering India 8
8
Putting India on the Map 14
14
A Portrait of India 18
18
India Through the Year 34
34
The History of India 40
41
Introducing Delhi the North 58
59
Delhi 68
69
Haryana Punjab 98
99
Mumbai bombay 442
443
Maharashtra 464
465
Goa 484
485
Karnataka 510
511
Introducing South India 546
547
Chennai madras 556
557
Tamil Nadu 576
577
Andaman Islands 616
617

Himachal Pradesh 108
109
Ladakh Jammu Kashmir 134
135
Introducing Central India 156
157
Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand 166
167
Bihar Jharkhand 212
213
Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh 226
227
Introducing Eastern India 256
257
Kolkata calcutta 266
267
West Bengal Sikkim 284
285
Orissa 304
305
Assam the Northeast 322
323
Introducing Western India 340
341
Rajasthan 350
351
Gujarat 408
409
Introducing Southwestern India 432
433
Kerala 624
625
Andhra Pradesh 658
659
Where to Stay 686
686
Where to Eat 718
718
Shops Markets 744
744
Entertainment 748
748
Outdoor Activities Specialist Holidays 750
750
Practical Information 758
758
Travel Information 772
772
General Index 784
784
Acknowledgments 812
812
Further Reading 816
816
Glossary 818
818
Phrase Book 820
820
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