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  • Series: EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE
  • Flexibound: 824 pages
  • Publisher: DK Travel; 1st edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789483955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789483959
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #635,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Encyclopedic in scope, It's meant to be used before, during, and after your stay."

Customer Reviews

The editor of the India Eyewitness Travel Guide is Nandini Mehta.
nandini mehta
A wonderful book in the Eyewitness tradition of great pictures and useful information.
M. Fry
292 If you are interested in India, this book seems to be essential reading.
Rebecca of Amazon

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By J. Marren VINE VOICE on September 8, 2004
Format: Flexibound
This book is a guidebook only in the broadest sense of the term. In 800 hefty, glossy, photo-filled pages you will find everything you need to know as a Westerner to make a trip to India an amazing experience.History, culture, art, religion, architecture, food--for every region!--are all covered, accompanied by lavish photos,drawings and maps. There's a cursory section in the back listing hotels and restaurants that's already outdated, but there are othere more mundane guides for that sort of thing, not to mention the internet. I wouldn't even consider hauling this book with me on a trip, though--too heavy, and it would be ruined. It's worth it to copy the pages for the areas you'll be visiting, and keep this book on your travel treasures shelf.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 2002
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As an Indian and Indophile, I found the layout of this book quite unique. It is not only a travel guide but also a concise historical, cultural and culinary guide.
The photographs, plans and descriptions are so well done that I am reading it as I would a novel, reveling in every page!
I am learning so much about the land of my birth through this book.
Thanks to the writers and the editor for a magnificent job.
Krishna Jayaraman
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Novillo on January 23, 2003
Format: Flexibound
DK's India is a work of joy. Very thorough and informative (including phrase books for five languages and tons of practical tips). Bought it in India and browsed through it as we visited places doubling the wonder of each experience. Written and put together by obviously a great team of writers, illustrators, art historians, photographers, editors and seasoned travellers. I am now finding that it is great for easy-chair travel around India also.
Wonderful. Shabash!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Leigh F. Ishikawa on December 13, 2006
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I purchased this book, along with the latest Rough Guide India. I found Rough Guide to be my guide, and used this book as an inspirational guide.

Summary:

This book is a good supplimental travel guide. If you have a guide, or on a guided tour, this is a nice book as it gives you detailed information like culture and history. But if you are someone who likes to drop into the city and find a place to stay, and figure your way around the area, this is not your book. As some have mentioned, list of hotels, restaurants, and travel means are very limited, if not completely missing. I have to say that this book was not useful to me.

About India:

After traveling through central/northern parts of India, except for rural parts of India, you can pretty much get anything in Delhi or Mumbai that you can pick up in other parts of India, thanks to improvement in transportation, and inexpensive communications. You can often find pay phone to call any part of india for well under 1rs, and almost everyone has a mobile now.

Good:

Nice pictures. When approached by several 'offical tour guides', this book was all that I needed.

Cultural information, such as famous cuisines and so forth are nice. (See below for cons)

Cons:

Slim information on big cities. I stayed in Delhi and Mumbai and information was too little. I would prefer more words then nice pictures.

Some cultural information is pretty uselesss. So you know the cuisine, but how do you know where to eat it in a big city like Mumbai or Delhi.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By nandini mehta on October 27, 2002
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I was delighted to read your review of the Eyewitness Travel Guide to India. As the project editor of this title, I would like to add a few words on why this guide is special. First, it is the only international guide to India written entirely by Indians. This makes it more accurate, more authentic and more full of insights into Indian culture, customs and lesser known aspects of the country than any of the other guides. Apart from the well known sights, this guide also covers fascinating off-the-beaten track places and subjects that most other guides do not cover. Our special features on themes such as religion and iconography, Indian music and dance, and the great epics make these complex subjects easily accessible to a foreign visitor. This guide is like a visual encyclopedia, and is as much a book for the armchair traveller, or an India enthusiast, as for the first time traveller.
Please do however give the correct names for the editors of the 2 Eyewitness travel titles on India. The editor of the Delhi, Agra Jaipur Eyewitness Guide is Aruna Ghose. The editor of the India Eyewitness Travel Guide is Nandini Mehta.
I look forward to reading reviews of these titles by your readers.
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41 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 8, 2004
Format: Flexibound
"Greetings from New Delhi. The city is fascinating, troubling and exhausting all at the same time." ~postcard with a picture of the Taj Mahal from a friend who seems to travel a lot lately and was very sweet to send me a postcard

I was just about to review "Eyewitness Travel Guides: India" when a postcard arrived. In a few minutes I had located "New Delhi" on a map on page 71. I've been fascinated with India since I was very young. My father used to travel to India and bring us back little trinkets and fans and tell us fascinating stories about rickshaws, exotic breads and curry. Later we moved to Africa and learned to make curry and other fascinating foods. My Indian friends taught me how to make Chai tea and even Biryani/Bryani.

This book doesn't have any recipes, but it will give you an overview of the foods you could expect to find while traveling. I highly recommend "Tandoori" anything. Naan and mint chutney are also a favorite. I also found this book useful while watching the Apu Trilogy. You can look up information about various cities and see where they are located.

Features in this Travel Guide:

Over 2,400 color photographs
Information on mythology, religion, regional food and Mughal palaces
Where to find the Tiger Reserves
Advice on Local Etiquette
Visiting Temples and Going by Rickshaw
Cutaways and Major Sights
Easy-to-Use Maps and Plans
Information on more than 3,000 sights, stores, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues

There are all sorts of intriguing facts. Who knew the popular paisley motif was derived from the shape of the manogo fruit. Calcutta is now Kolkata and you will even find pictures of women picking tea around Darjeeling. Ever wondered what a saffron flower looks like?
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