India: The Spice of Life!

  • 21 September 2005
  • UK

Overpowering, intoxicating and utterly mind boggling, the colourful, noisy confusion of India has been luring tourists, backpackers and wrinkly old hippies into its folds for generations. A jaw dropping plethora of unique sights, sounds, shades and smells, offering spiritual enlightenment, overcrowded metropolis and decadent religion; India offers a million different experiences.

Whether enjoying the northern thrills of the mighty Himalayan range or the soft southern sands of spicy Kerala, India leads you through the puzzling maze of cultural rights and wrongs, rickshaw travel and all things dahl shaped!

Lonely Planet’s India is the longest running and best selling guide to the country and lead author Sarina Singh – working on her fifth straight edition of the guide this time around – has a greater insight into Indian society and culture than any guidebook author.

Features include:

• New, state by state coverage of Indian festivals, carnivals and customs

• Easy to use grid referenced maps

• Off the beaten track itineraries for the intrepid traveller

• Useful cuisine guide, teaching you your chatni from your chutney!


There are 330 million Hindu gods and goddesses

India has 18 official languages