One of the world's most exciting destinations, South India and Kerala offers majestic temples, exotic wildlife, spectacular festivals and thousands of kilometres of tropical coastline. Written by Rough Guides' team of India experts, this brand-new Rough Guide offers the best blend of critical reviews, in-depth background and tell-it-like it is advice on everything from yoga retreats and beaches to spotting wild tigers and elephants. Also inside The Rough Guide to South India and Kerala: · Get inspired with our trademark "things not to miss" and "author picks" by local experts · Learn how to book a train ticket, what to eat and cultural tips in our travel basics section. · Read features on trekking in the Cardamom Hills, discovering the sacred sites of Tamil Nadu or exploring the lazy backwaters of Kerala · Find your way across every inch of South India with full-colour maps and easy-to-follow city and temple plans · Read the most detailed background on South Indian history, architecture and wildlife in contexts · Try speaking Tamil, Telugu or Malayalam with our handy language section Includes Goa, Kerala, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the Andaman Islands. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to South India and Kerala.
The Rough Guide to Kerala will guide you through India's tropical southwest tip, with reliable information and clearly explained cultural background. Whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink, inspiring accommodation or the most exciting things to see and do, you'll find the solution. Discover Kerala with stunning photography and information on everything from the best beaches and lagoon resorts to treehouse hideaways on tea plantations in the hills. Plus, you'll find extensive coverage of attractions in the region, from the tranquil beaches, backwaters and rice barges to elephant processions, kathakali dance drama and temple festivals. Accurate maps, backed up by full-colour sections showcasing the state's vibrant theatre traditions, make The Rough Guide to Kerala your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Kerala.
Thoroughly revised and revamped with expanded coverage for its tenth edition, The Rough Guide to India is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's great travel destinations. From the majestic landscapes of the Himalayas to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the Rough Guide covers this endlessly fascinating country in unparalleled depth, with crystal-clear mapping and stunning photography throughout. Rough Guides' team of experts bring you all the major headline sights, from the "Golden Triangle" of Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa, and insider knowledge on new and off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as up-and-coming beach resorts and newly created wildlife reserves, with the most reliable background coverage available. You'll also find practical tips on the latest developments in this fast-changing destination, from the new e-Tourist visa programme (making it easier and cheaper to visit than ever before) to the explosion in B&Bs, home stays and hostels, the rise in adventure travel and even the incipient craft beer scene. Whether you're planning the holiday of a lifetime or a six-month backpacking adventure, The Rough Guide to India will ensure you don't miss a thing.
The guide to India is a useful handbook to an extraordinary country. The introductory colour section includes photography of the country's many highlights in the 42 Things Not To Miss section, from boating on the backwaters of Kerala to taking in a cricket match at the Oval Maiden in Mumbai. It provides comprehensive accounts of every attraction from the vibrant cities and elaborate temples to Himalayan peaks and palm-fringed beaches. There is also practical advice on activities as diverse as camel trekking in the Rajasthan desert, rafting on the Indus and hiking through the lunar landscapes of Ladakh. The listings sections provide hundreds of insider reviews of the best hotels, hostels, restaurants, bars, shops and museums in every city and village. The authors also give an informed insight into India's history, politics, religion, music and cinema, providing a valuable context to the reader's trip.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet South India & Kerala is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore ancient rock-cut shrines in Ajanta, cruise along the palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala, or fine-tune your bargaining skills at a bazaar in Hyderabad; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South India and Kerala and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet South India & Kerala 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 - history, cuisine, religion, architecture, wildlife, environment, bazaars, dance, music, painting, cinema, literature, festivals Covers Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashta, Goa, Karnataka, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Andaman Islands and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South India & Kerala , our most comprehensive guide to South India and Kerala, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet India guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
The Rough Guide to Bangkok is the ultimate travel guide to the Thai capital, one of Asia's most fascinating and energetic cities. Discover Bangkok's highlights with clear maps, stunning photography and detailed coverage on everything from the iconic Wat Arun and legendary Thanon Khao San, to the intricate waterways of Thonburi and the further flung ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Comprehensive listings sections are packed with insider tips on the best places to eat, drink, shop and party in Bangkok, from 63rd-floor sky bars, indulgent spa retreats, and Downtown's swanky shopping plazas, to electrifying Thai boxing venues, Banglamphu's backpacker haunts and Chatuchak Weekend Market's glut of over eight thousand stalls. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Bangkok.
The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to exploring this fascinating island country. Each chapter includes thoroughly researched travel information, hotel and restaurant listings, and thoughtful background on the environment, politics, culture, music and history, and a practical language guide ensures you can interact with locals. The full-color design combines glorious images to whet your appetite with a practical layout and dozens of accessible and accurate maps to guide you from the urban centers to the jungle, beaches and mountains. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka.
'The Rough Guide to South India' is the essential handbook to this fascinating region. The guide opens with a full colour section introducing the region's highlights with some inspirational photography and essential information on the region's diverse attractions, from enjoying an ayurvedic massage to exploring the ruins at Hampi. 'The Rough Guide' offers comprehensive and practical advice on everything from finding the best places to stay and the most comfortable means of transport, to spotting elephants in the Cardamon Hills and negotiating Mumbai. The guide also provides a lucid and informative insight into South India's history, religions, architecture, music and dance. There are also maps and plans for every region and town.
The Rough Guide to Goa has detailed accounts of all the beaches, from sleepy fishing villages to luxury hotel complexes. There are reviews of the best places to stay, eat, drink and party, and comprehensive coverage of Goa's temples, churches and markets. There are also details on Goan wildlife, the neighbouring region of Karnataka, and practical advice on travelling through the region. Also includes an additional chapter on Mumbai (Bombay), thee transport hub of the area.
Author: George Michell
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
Release Date: 2013-05-01
This comprehensive guide to Southern IndiaÕs varied heritage covers all the major Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and European historical monuments and sites in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The descriptions vary from forts and palaces, and temple architecture, sculpture and painting, to mosques and tombs, and churches and civic buildings. The guide is divided into travel-friendly itineraries, accompanied by useful location maps. Some of the special features of this travel guide are: (1) The most comprehensive coverage of the region's cities and monuments, museums, and archaeological sites. (2) Includes all the major sites Ð the great port cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi; the citadels of Golconda, Vijaynagara and Gingee; the rock-cut sanctuaries at Ajanta and Ellora; the temples at Badami, Halebid and Thanjuvar; the mosques of Hyderabad and Bijapur; and the cathedrals at Goa Ð and hundreds of less well-known places. (3) Detailed up-to-date practical information, with maps and archival photographs.
The Rough Guide to Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra will guide you through India's most colourful and fascinating region, with reliable practical information and clearly explained cultural background. Whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink, inspiring accommodation or the most exciting things to see and do, this guide will provide your solution. Plus you'll find extensive coverage of attractions in the region, from the breathtaking palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur to the imposing forts of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, and the ever-astonishing beauty of the Taj Mahal to the fascinating treasures hidden in Old Delhi's backstreets. With clear maps, comprehensive listings and sections on arts and crafts, and forts and palaces, The Rough Guide to Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra is your ultimate companion on a visit to this captivating region. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra.
South India is a land apart, at once the cradle of ancient Dravidian civilisations and a powerhouse of the new India, with the high-tech rubbing shoulders with ancient temples, all against a tropical and varied backdrop. Be inspired to visit by this major new edition of Insight Guide South India, a comprehensive full-colour guide to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Inside Insight Guide India:A thoroughly overhauled new edition by our South India expert author.Stunning photography brings this lush region and its people to life. Highlights of the region's top attractions, including Kerala's backwaters, the Gallic flavours of Puducherry and the unearthly landscape of Hampi.Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole region from the bustling high-tech cities of Bengaluru and Hyderabad to Gokarna's beaches and the Malabar Coast.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
See the world through the eyes of real travellers with over 300 photographs from across the globe. From the quirky and the curious to the simply stunning, the sheer variety of images in Rough Guides' unique and exciting new photobook is a joyous celebration of travel today. It is also a beautiful testament to modern photography. With the rise of Instagram, a million travel images a day float into digital space - but few make it into print. That's why we invited our readers to submit their travel snaps and - maybe - see them reproduced in a gorgeously designed photobook. The response was inspiring. We received some 5000 submissions, showcasing a world of travel experiences, from Rainbow Mountain in Peru to sunset in Goa, busy city scenes to wild seascapes, Korean street cooks to Edinburgh bagpipers and Mongolian hunters. In mood, tone and execution - never mind location - each image is as unique as the person who took it. To top things off, we drafted in some expert assistance to help us whittle the entries down - not least the eagle eye of legendary Magnum photographer Martin Parr. Seals of approval don't get much better than that. And so here it is. You Are Here - because you were there.
The Rough Guide to Goa will guide you through this colourful former Portuguese colony with reliable, practical information and clearly explained cultural background. You'll find detailed accounts of every major tourist sight, along with candid reviews of all the best places to sleep, eat, drink and shop, for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Goa includes first-hand coverage of the region's resorts, beaches, markets, monuments, temples and wildlife sanctuaries, as well as its more offbeat sights; from prehistoric rock carvings deep in the forest to colonial-era mansions. The introduction and inserts, along with inspirational photography, give you a flavour of this region's Portuguese legacy. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Goa.