Beautifully designed by local craftsmen in Bangalore, it is printed on hand made paper and placed in a silk bag. Inside, hand drawn illustrations sit beside the best recommendations from locals residents.
Aimed at the budget traveller, this condensed volume for the whole of Southeast Asia is useful for practical advice and travel logistics. This contains more cultural and historical information than the Lonely Planet equivalent.
Aimed at the backpacker, this condensed volume for the whole of Southeast Asia is useful for practical advice and travel logistics. Certainly less cultural and historical information than the Rough Guide equivalent, and the remote areas could do with more detail.
The best of the photographic guides, this has vibrant, up-to-date photographs and graphic illustrations and works well as a companion on sightseeing trips. Like Insight Guides, it is aimed at a higher-end of the market, so is less useful for practical advice and travel logistics.
Detailed, practical guide for travelling about the island, with a slightly more critical standpoint than the Lonely Planet guide that will help you to pick your destinations more carefully and avoid disappointment.
Beautifully designed by local craftsmen in Bangalore, printed on hand made paper and placed inside a silk bag, with hand drawn illustrations sit beside the best recommendations from locals of the city.
A handy pocket guide to this region of southern India. Footprint focuses on a wide range of cities, providing recommended itineraries, hotels, restaurants and practical advice for travel across the region. There are decent maps.
The ideal guide for anyone looking for an extraordinary, beautiful or eccentric place to stay. High standards and a range of different offerings from Indian palaces, to tea houses, to boats and luxurious beach tents. Beautiful photographs give you a great idea of what to expect.
Similar type of guide to the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet series, includes useful tips for the independent traveller on getting around and where to stay. Slightly more upmarket and does include more cultural and historical information.
As well as the most comprehensive information on trekking, with 72 detailed route maps, this compact yet comprehensive guide also includes a section on Leh, Manali and Delhi with maps, accommodation listings and historical and cultural information.
There is something to be said for having a beautifully illustrated guidebook with photographs and bird's eye graphics when sight-seeing around Northern India. This is a great guide for those at the higher end of the market who are looking for a strongly visual, culturally and historically informative guide.
Similar to the Eyewitness guides, this is a rather unwieldy but beautifully illustrated cultural guide. Divided into sections which focus on temples, museums, palaces and wildlife, it is less useful for travelling logistics and accomodation. Does not include Mumbai.
The creme de la creme of guides, beautifully designed by local craftsmen, printed on hand made paper and placed inside a silk bag. Inside, hand-drawn illustrations sit beside the best recommendations from Bangalore locals.