Explore Rajasthan without the tourists with Footprint's 4th edition Rajasthan Handbook.
Rajasthan is one of India's most fascinating states, a region steeped in tradition with its colorful tribal cultures, plush palaces and forbidding forts. Explore the Golden Triangle: Agra, Jaipur and Delhi, where you can tantalize your taste buds with delicious thalis and see for yourselves the greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Footprint's 4th edition Rajasthan Handbook will show you exactly how to experience this without the crowds, with fantastic listings on where to eat, sleep and play, plus a specialist activity guide including desert safaris and jungle trekking making this guide perfect if you've got a sense of adventure!
The guide opens with a color section providing inspirational advice to help you plan your trip and gives you a flavor of the best things to see and do. It includes suggested itineraries for a 1,2 or 4 week trip to ensure you see the best of what this exciting country has to offer in the time you have available. The guide then provides extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advising you on the ground. The Essentials section provides great advice on how to get there and how to get around as well as information on sleeping, eating, drinking and shopping giving you an idea of what you can expect to pay. The heart of the guide is broken in to the key regions (Delhi & Agra, Jaipur & around, Eastern Rajasthan, Southern Rajasthan, Western Rajasthan, Northern Rajasthan) with each regional section providing an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, Internet cafes and medical services. A selection of useful Hindi words and phrases are also included as well as a handy menu reader helping you enjoy the best of what the local cuisine has to offer.
Victoria McCulloch first ventured to India in 1997, but has been living in 'the motherland' for the last six years and can now only drink her tea with masala in it. Armed with a laptop and a yoga mat, she plies her trade as a freelance journalist and Kundalini Yoga teacher. Victoria has also been influenced by the music and chanting in India and is recording her second mantra album. Hailing from the UK, Victoria studied postgrad Journalism at City University London before absconding to India.