India Travel Books

Welcome to the worlds greatest collection of India Travel Books and reviews. Travelling in India usually involves incredibly long and sometimes boring journeys and that's why this selection of the best India travel books is here - To make those train and bus journey's a little bit more bearable!

Another great thing about these travel books is the fact that they give another you another perspective of life and travelling in India.

Everyone loves a great travel book not only for the entertainment factor but also because it's a great way to get acclimatised with a country and it's people - you can learn wonderful things about the Indian culture and the people who inhabit this amazing place.

Below you can find the definitive range of India travel books with links for further reviews and places to buy. There is also a little form at the bottom of the page giving you the opportunity to add your own reviews, suggestions and recommendations. Enjoy!

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India Travel Guides

Books to help you get around India...

LONELY PLANET INDIA

Often denoted as the travellers bible, the lonely planet India travel guide is stuffed with excellent and useful information making probably one of the most useful India travel books.

The books are often slated for making travel like a trip to Disney land and I have to agree. All too often in India you see weary travellers marching around town with their noses stuffed into a lonely planet.

ROUGH GUIDE TO INDIA

A keen India Travel book competitor to the Lonely planet guide - This rough guide by David Abram is another highly popular India travel guide.

Like it's main rival, this guide is another 'all about India' guide book and has whole host of features including 36 page full colour introduction with some of the best India photography I've seen.

LONELY PLANET SOUTH INDIA

A far more compact version of the larger lonely planet guide but no less helpful or useful. This is the fifth edition of this book which has been around now for about 8 years I think.

Some of the highlights of this great India travel book include detailed reviews on restaurants, hotels and destinations as well as full colour spreads with fantastic photography, detailed and easy to use maps

LONELY PLANET NORTH INDIA

Another in the range of classic Lonely planet guides and a fine edition to my range of India travel books. I hate to favour one publisher over another but as you can see I do seem to be a fan of the lonely planet guides an d this one is no exception. In fact I think it blows it's competitors out of the water!

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Indian Literature

Books to read while and before you're travelling in India...

EAT PRAY LOVE

The Eat pray Love book is a classic read amongst travellers to India, if you've read the book and seen the film then you'll know that the film has little resemblance to the book. The book follows a woman's journey through Italy, India and Indonesia and on a journey to the centre of her self.

THE SORCERERS APPRENTICE

A classic book to read before you travel to India to get you in the mood and prepare you for all that India has to offer. The book follows a boy's and then a man's journey into magic and into India... A transfixing and riveting read!

A FINE BALANCE

Another wonderful book to read when you're travelling India. Reading this book is a great way to see past the layers of the country that have become slightly hidden to tourists for obvious reasons. It opens up another side of the country you may not have noticed and gives you a new understanding and respect for the place.

SHANTARAM

Another wonderful book to read when you're travelling India. Reading this book is a great way to see past the layers of the country that have become slightly hidden to tourists for obvious reasons. It opens up another side of the country you may not have noticed and gives you a new understanding and respect for the place. 




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