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The Rough Guide to India - 1858289947States in East India : Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar

States in North India : Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.

States in West India : Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Goa.

States in South India : Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

Union Territories in India : Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.

Cities in India : Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram

Capital City of India: Delhi / New Delhi

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Car Rental in India

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Hotels in India

  Booking  -  Hotels in India
Hotels in New Delhi, Bombay, Chennai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Calcutta, Darjeeling, Bangalore, Kovalam, Pālghāt.

  Booking  -  Hotels in Bombay
  Booking  -  Hotels in New Delhi

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

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  Hill Stations in India
A unique way of spending your holidays in India. View the lush green mountains of India while relaxing at the luxurious hill resorts.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

 G Adventures   -   Build Your Own India Trip
Camels and castles in Rajasthan. Cycling in the spice hills. Kerala backwaters and sand beaches. Himalayan homestay treks. Build your own India adventure.

 Kuoni    -   Resorts : Agra, Delhi, Goa, Kerala, Mumbai, Rajasthan and Shimla
Type of holidays : All inclusive, Beach holidays, Escorted tours, Family holidays, Train holidays, Spa
India highlights :
**  The splendours of Rajasthan, including the colonial grandeur of Delhi, the legendary 'pink city' of Jaipur, the enchantingly beautiful Jodhpur and Jaiselmer, rising sheer from the desert sands.
**  The Taj Mahal, the most sublime monument to love ever created and possibly the world's most beautiful building.
**  Goa, India's smallest state of Portuguese colonial culture, World Heritage listed architecture and natural wonders, from aromatic spice gardens to breathtaking Indian Ocean beaches.

  British Airways   -   Holidays in India 
Spend holidays in India gazing up at the UNESCO-listed Red Fort in Delhi. Or take hiking holidays in the Himalayas. Immerse yourself in India's vast cultural mix on your holiday, from colonial glory in Mumbai to Hindu temples in Varanasi.
In the west, busy Mumbai is India's cultural hub. But if you want relaxing holidays in India, head to the Arabian Sea and Goa's beaches. Travel around Rajasthan's deserts to see ornate palaces and remote forts. For India's main tribal area, venture to the lush north-east to tea-growing Assam and Darjeeling. In the far north of India you'll find remote mountainous beauty in Jammu and Kashmir.

Thomas Cook

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Travel Guides India / Related books

India (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - 1741791510 India (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Sarina Singh, Bryn Thomas, Joseph Bindloss and Daniel McCrohan.
Lonely Planet is the expert on India. Our 13th edition eases you through the spicy diversity of India - from the thrilling bustle of Delhi's bazaars, to the laid-back beaches of Goa, the serene beauty of Himalayan Sikkim, and the majesty of Jaisalmer's ancient fort.
Paperback: 1244 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 13th Revised edition edition (1 Sep 2009); ISBN-10: 1741791510; ISBN-13: 978-1741791518.

The Rough Guide to India
David Abram 
Discover a land of exotic beauty and inspiring culture with The Rough Guide to India, the most comprehensive guide to India on the market. The 36 page full -colour introduction with stunning photography will whet your appetite for the country’s many highlights, from fast-paced Delhi and the sacred sites of the Ganges plain to the Moghul splendour of Agra and the shell-sand beaches of the south. The guide features three new colour sections on Sacred India, Handicrafts and Bollywood, as well as expert background information on everything from temple architecture to Indian classical music. Easy-to-use maps and extensive accommodation and restaurant listings, plus all the practical grittiness you’d expect from a Rough Guide make this your must-have item for the trip of a lifetime. Make the most your time with The Rough Guide to India.
Paperback: 1440 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 7 edition (1 Oct 2008); ISBN-10: 1858289947; ISBN-13: 978-1858289946.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: India
This lavishly illustrated guide is the perfect accompaniment for your trip to India, with regional coverage stretching from the Great Himalayas of the north to the tropical peninsular of the south. Packed with 3D aerial views, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites, and now with even more full-colour maps of towns and regions, you can get a great visual appetiser wherever you go. Find out all you need to know with sights, beaches, markets and festivals, listed town by town and expert information on India's dizzying variety of highlights from the most magnificent palaces to where to find the best authentic Indian cuisine. And with absorbing sections on temples, shrines and places of worship, walks, scenic routes, thematic tours and an introduction to trekking in the Himalayas, this comprehensive guide is completely indispensable.
Hardcover: 824 pages; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Aug 2008); ISBN-10: 1405329440; ISBN-13: 978 -1405329446.

The Rough Guide Map India
Map: 1 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; Map edition (7 Jun 2007); ISBN-10: 1843538679; ISBN-13: 978-1843538677.

Transportation / How do I travel to India

Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia are nearby island nations in the Indian Ocean.

India shares its borders with Pakistan, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Afghanistan.

  Amritsar   -   northwest India
  Bangalore Airport [ BLR ]
  Calcutta / Kolkata   -   northeast India
  Chennai [ MAA ]   -   southeast India
  Delhi Airport   -   Indira Gandhi International Airport , 20 km from downtown Connaught Place
  Mumbai  [ BOM ]   -   west India 
  Thiruvananthapuram   -   south India

  Airports Authority of india

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets to India
British Airways destinations in India : Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai 


  Ebookers   -    
Book cheap flights to Delhi at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

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  Airline Tickets India / Bargain Flights 
Cheap flight tickets India, price comparison possible.

Delhi is the hub of the Indian Railways network with Express trains to all parts of the country. Shatabdi Express airconditioned fast tourist train operates to Bhopal (via Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi), Lucknow (via Kanpur) and Chandigarh, and provides access to some of the neighboring tourist centres.

Delhi is serviced by two lines, broad and meter gauge and has three major railway stations, Delhi Main (receives both broad and meter gauge trains), New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin. Delhi Main Railways Station is 6 km from Downtown, New Delhi is about 1 km and Nizamuddin 5 km.

  Indian Railways Online Passenger Reservation Site
Train Schedule,  Internet Reservation,  Time Schedules,  Fares,  Trains and more
  Palace on Wheels   -   luxury train
Palace-on-Wheels has been rated amongst the top ten luxury trains of the world. India boasts of other luxury trains too like the Royal Orient and the Fairy Queen. It happens to be one of the finest ways to travel through the intoxicating, incomparable, incredible, impressive, inimitable, inspirational land of India.
  Southern Railways

Delhi is linked by bus services, airconditioned, deluxe and ordinary, to all major destinations in north India. Delhi Transport Corporation and Road Transport Corporations of neighboring States provide frequent bus services.

The Rough Guide Map India - 1843538679  Inter State Bus Terminus, the focus of all inter-city bus services
Located at Kashmiri Gate, 7 km from Downtown. Taxis, auto and cycle rickshaws, City Bus Service and Night Bus Services are available at the ISBT for transfers.

  Delhi Transport Corporation [ DTC ]   -   public transport in Delhi
  Haryana Roadways   -   Timetable   -   coach travel
  Himachal Road Transport Corporation   -   coach travel northwest Himalya
  Rajasthan Roadways   -   Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation, Jaipur   -   extensive information public transport in India
Political maps, Travel to India Maps, States / Districts & Cities, Reference Maps, Transport Network Maps, India Information in Text.
  Maps of India [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Incredible India   -   official website Tourism India 

  Government   -   Directory of official web sites of Government of India
A one-point source to know all about Indian Government websites at all levels and from all sectors: Executive,  Legislature, Judiciary,  States & UT's,  Districts,  Institutions/Organizations and more
  Government   -   Prime Minister India
  Government   -   President of India

  New Delhi   -   Government New-Delhi

  East India
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar
  North India
Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
  South India
Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Lakshadweep [ UT ] and Pondicherry [ UT ]
  West India
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Goa.

  Chandigarh [ UT ]   -   Chandigarh Administration
  Dadra en Nagar Haveli [ UT ]   -   Union Territory Dadra en Nagar Haveli
  Daman en Diu [ UT ]  -  Union Territory in the west of India
  Lakshadweep UT ]
  Pondicherry [ UT ].

  Andaman Nicobar Tourism   -   with Capital City Port Blair
Since pre-historic times, these islands have been the home of aboriginal tribes. But the first settlement by the British took place in 1789, which was later abandoned in 1796. The second settlement was basically a penal settlement, taken up in 1858, the year after the First War of Indian Independence, followed by the settlement of convicts, some criminal tribes from Central and United Provinces, refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as ex-servicemen.
  Kerala, South India   -   God's Own Country   -   Government of Kerala
Occupying a narrow strip of India's southwestern coast. Kerala is divided into three regions: Highland or Mountain region, midland or the rolling hillsand lowland or the coastal plain land.
National Geographic Society described Kerala as one of the 50 must-see destinations of a lifetime. Kochi, the commercial capital of the state is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Alapuzha, the first planned town in Kerala is called the Venice of the East.
  Tamil Nadu Maps   -   Info Tami Nadu
Districts: Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Karur, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivaganga, Thanjavur, Nilgiris, Theni, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvarur, Tirunelveli, Trichirappalli, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar

  Agra Fort
Within a radius of 3 kilometres, on the banks of the river Yamuna, rises the crescent-like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 foot high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid.
  Bangalore   -   Garden City of India   -   Capital City Of Karnataka State
Fifth largest city in India and popular due to the wonderful mild, healthy climate and warm cosmopolitans who make the city what it is. The city offers itself as an ideal base to explore the fascinating and culturally rich state of Karnataka. Visitors will find the ruins of the once powerful Vijayanagar empire, the sculpted wonders of Belur and Halebid, the awesome mausoleum of Bijapur and much more within easy reach.
Bangalore is also known as the silicon valley of India due to its wide acceptance of the fast growing cyber world.
Popular Tourist Spots:VidhanaSoudha, Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, General Post Office,   Banarghatta National Park, M.G Road, Commercial Street, Brigade Road, Shoppers Stop, Planetarium, Musical Fountain, Temples and many more
Popular Tourist Spots Outside Bangalore city limits: Nandhi hills , Pearl Valley, Mysore, Ranganthittu, Srirangapatna, Nagarahole, Bandipur National Park, Big Banyan Tree
Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Raj Bhavan, Palladian villas and the Botanical Gardens, the busy streets of Shyambazar, College Street and Kalighat, bookshops, art galleries, coffee houses   all are part of Calcutta's varied and vibrant shades, the birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore and cradle of the Indian Renaissance
  Chennai    -   Capital City Tamil Nadu   -   Gateway of South India
Chennai, the largest city in southern India located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal,  developed after 1639 when the British East India Company established a fort and trading post at the small fishing village of Chennai.
  Delhi/New Delhi   -   Delhi is the main gateway city for northern India
  Madras / Chennai   -   Capital City Tamil Nadu   -   Gateway of South India
The largest city in southern India located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, developed after 1639 when the British East India Company established a fort and trading post at the small fishing village of Chennai.
Mumbai a cluster of seven islands, derives its name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants. 
Once a Portuguese princess' dowry and later an adornment of neo-gothic British architecture, Mumbai today, is more than just a metropolis. It is infact an enigma of mud huts & sky- scrapers, age old traditions & high fashions, the industrialists' heaven & movie makers' hollywood.
  Thiruvananthapuram   -   City of the Holy Serpent
The city of the thousand-headed Anantha, the holy serpent on which Lord Vishnu reclines, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the most beautiful cities of India. Perched on undulating terrain of low coastal hills near the southern edge of the Indian mainland, clean and green, Thiruvananthapuram, which was previously called Trivandrum, is an ancient city with trading tradition dating back to 1000 BC.
It is an excellent base to explore the interiors of Kerala, the southernmost region of India, and from Kochi, the Lakshadweep Islands. The city offers all modern facilities needed by a visitor and is a centre for cultural activities.

  Bollywood Music
  Hindi MP3   -   Hindi music
  India Today   -   magazine
  PBS   -   Living Edens   -   mountain range Anamalai
Rising from the hot, dusty plains of Southern India is a mountain range called Anamalai, which means "The Elephant Mountain." This intimate portrait of life in Anamalai begins with the birth of a baby elephant, following it through its first year of life under the ever-watchful eye of its mother and its large extended family. The program also tells the story of the other animals that share this mountain sanctuary and the role of the elephant in creating and maintaining this unique Eden
  Societeit 'India International' in New Delhi
  Times of India   -   Indian daily

Cuisine  -  Indian Recipes

  Cuisine of India [ Wikipedia ]
Regional Indian cuisines;  Staple ingredients and spices,  Regional specialties [ Other famous Indian dishes & Some sweets and desserts ], Indian food abroad

The Classic 1000 Indian Recipes  -   C. Humphries
The grand tour of Indian cuisine - all in one top-value cookbook. With enough range to prepare any variety of Indian meal, this comprehensive cookery collection now boasts high-quality, full-colour photographs. From classic favourites to exotic regional specialities, this is handy for everything from salads and snacks to special dinner parties, and includes all the most popular favourites. Offering this kind of quality, style and value, it's a must-have for your cookery shelves.
Paperback 464 pages (March 14, 2002);  Publisher: Foulsham;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0572028075

History of India

India is home to some of the most ancient civilizations and has given birth to four major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

Stone Age rock shelters with paintings at Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh are the earliest known traces of human life in India. The first known permanent settlements appeared 9,000 years ago and developed into the Indus Valley Civilization, which peaked between 2600 BC and 1900 BC.

The country was a part of the British Empire before gaining independence in 1947.

  Indias History   -   Wikipedia
Prehistory, Indus Valley Civilisation and the coming of Aryans, Shishunaga Dynasty, Rise of Jainism and Buddhism, Mauryan Period, Shunga Period, Classical Age, Pallavas, Chalukya Empire, Chola Empire, Vijayanagar Empire, Islamic rule, Mughal Dynasty, Colonial India [ British, Portuguese, French, The Dutch,  The Danes ], British India, 1947 Onwards

  Timeline India   -   Wikipedia
  Pepper Trail   -   The trail of history, tradition and cuisine of Kerala.
Please come through this Peppertrail to the corner of the pepper country, the old kingdom of Kochi, in central Kerala. Black pepper, the most widely used spice in the world, is native to my home state of Kerala, located at the southwestern tip of India. Centuries ago black pepper attracted many foreign traders to our shores. This long history of foreign trade had considerable impact on our agriculture, cuisine and to a certain extent even on our language. Both the Nayars (hereditary warriors) and the Royalty of Kerala still continue to observe the ceremonial aspects of the ancient matrilineal system. Let me introduce you through this web site to our ancient cultural traditions, fascinating food history and our delicious and simple cuisine.
  Kerala & Travancore
The Dutch did not have a major presence in India. The towns of Travancore were ruled by the Dutch. They trained the military of the princely state of Kerala.
Tranquebar was a Danish colony in India, from 1620-1845, founded by the Danish East India Company. It is spelled Trankebar or Trangebar in Danish, which came from the native Tamil, Tarangambadi. It was sold to Britain in 1845.
Tranquebar: A Season in South India  -   Georgina Harding
Now a fishing village on the Coromandel Coast of India, Tranquebar was once the chief Danish colony in Asia . Intrigued by its dual identity, the author spent a winter there with her baby son, and describes it today - a village reclaimed by an India that appears careless of its legacy, its history, its decaying colonial buildings now occupied by rich Muslims and rival Christian missions, and even of the Hindu temple that is slipping into the sea.
Paperback 224 pages (March 3, 1994);  Publisher: Sceptre;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0340597801

Music, Art & Culture, Events in India

  Indian Art
Art produced on the Indian subcontinent from about the 3rd millennium BC to modern times.

  Music of India
Indian classical music, Bhajan, Ghazal, Qawwali, Sufi, Folk, Filmi, Modern music [ Pop, Rock, Hip Hop ], Folk music, Hindustani music, and Carnatic music.

The culture of India is an amalgamation of diverse sub-cultures spread all over the Indian subcontinent and traditions that are several millennia old.

  Culture of India

  What's on   -   Events in India

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