Frommer's India

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 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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Chapter 1 The Best of India
Chapter 2 India in Depth
Chapter 3 Planning Your Trip to India
Chapter 4 Suggested India Itineraries
Chapter 5 City of Dreamers Mumbai Maharashtra Side Trips
Chapter 6 Goa Party in Paradise
Chapter 7 Gods Own Country Kerala Lakshadweep
Chapter 8 Tamil Nadu The Temple Tour
Chapter 10 The Heart of India Delhi the Taj Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh
Chapter 11 Rajasthan Land of Princes
Chapter 12 Gujarat Indias Eclectic Wild West
Chapter 13 Higher Altitudes Higher Powers Amritsar Himachal Pradesh Ladakh
Chapter 14 Uttarakhand Sacred Source of the Ganges
Chapter 15 Kolkata Calcutta East India
Chapter 16 Fast Facts

Chapter 9 Karnataka Hyderabad Kingdoms of the South

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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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