India (National Geographic Traveler) - National Geographic Society
Status: New - Features a review on India's vast history and rich culture. This book explores topics such as Indian marriages, palace hotels, Mahatma Gandhi, and...... more
Status: New - Features a review on India's vast history and rich culture. This book explores topics such as Indian marriages, palace hotels, Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian spices. It guides the reader to the popular places to visit - the Taj Mahal, the pink sandstone city of Jaipur, and the water palaces of Udaipur.
Status: New - Our soft-laminated folded map of India North in the 2nd edition shows: India North 1:3 000 000, Delhi 1:30 000, Mumbai 1:30 000, Kolkata 1:30 000,...... more
Status: New - Our soft-laminated folded map of India North in the 2nd edition shows: India North 1:3 000 000, Delhi 1:30 000, Mumbai 1:30 000, Kolkata 1:30 000, Jaipur 1:30 000, Agra 1:30 000, Varanasi 1:30 000, Amritsar 1:30 000, Jodhpur 1:30 000, Udaipur 1:30 000, Bodhgaya 1:15 000 and India administrative and time zones. Borch maps are easy to fold, durable and water-repellent with a wipeable surface. Borch Maps show hotels, museums, monuments, markets, public transport, top sights and points of interest, useful statistics, conversion charts for temperatures, weights and measurements, climate charts showing temperatures, sunshine hours, precipitation and humidity, overview maps, time zones, and much more... Northern India is bordered by Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. Hindi and English are the two official languages. After colonisation by Great Britain in the mid-1850s, India achieved independence in 1947, mostly by non-violence. India is home to 1.1 billion people and is richly diverse. This vast country's northern region is home to it's capital city, New Delhi, as well as many pilgrimage centers such as Varanasi, world heritage sites such as the Taj Mahal, several excellent universities, countless national parks and reserves, and breathtaking flora and fauna. Rajasthan is one of India's most touristically popular northern provinces, of which Jaipur is the state capital. This area is well known for it's rich cultural heritage. The Indian people, 80% of whom follow Hinduism, are kind and welcoming. Popular trips for tourists include the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur), Dharamsala, and the palaces of northern India. Considerations: get appropriate vaccinations before you leave, avoid getting too close to Pakistan, never keep your wallet in your back pocket, avoid using your left hand (particularly when eating), don't smoke in public and do not sunbathe topless (it's illegal).
Advantages: Dripping with authenticity and honesty Disadvantages: I have to give it back as it was only a loaner
...enough that I?m almost tempted to pay for a copy I can keep. Almost but maybe not quite when I have hundreds of others already on my Kindle.
Technically this book is listed at 46 in the Amazon non-fiction rankings for Asia which is impressive but not going to make you fall off your seat. I had a look and it?s actually number three on non-fiction for India - beaten only by a William Dalrymple (he being...
Advantages: A very beautiful place and very healthy Disadvantages: None
...In India, summer is the season when most people travel to places of better climate and of natural beauty to escape the tropical heat. While at Bangalore, my son had travelled to Coorg and stayed at several scenic places there. When he advised me to visit this beautiful place, I made immediate arrangements for a few days? visit to Coorg, a famous tourist destination in the adjacent Karnataka State...
Advantages: Plenty to see and do here.... Disadvantages: Poor infrastructure, and the pubs close before midnight!!!
...from FORTUNE 500 companies are being done here.
It is known as the PUB CITY of India ..with more than 200 pubs scattered all over the city....but as of now , they all close at 11.30 pm.There is a major protest going on against this by most techies, students and other pub regulars...in fact it has infuriated almost all the citizens of Bangalore, except, probably the authorities who claim that...