Author(s): Vanessa Betts
Revered the world over, the Indian Himalaya provide a unique experience and stunning backdrop for any explorer and have been capturing the imagination of travelers for centuries. The 3rd edition Indian Himalaya Handbook will help travellers get the most from this diverse and sometimes demanding region. Footprint's completely updated travel guide to the Indian Himalaya is indispensible to visitors who want to be wowed by rugged beauty and inspired by the unique culture of the people that live here. * Great coverage of responsible travel and the Himalayan Environment Trust Code of Practise, as well as essential advice on the best time of year to travel * Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from trekking and climbing to cycling and yoga * Includes comprehensive listings from From Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttar Pradesh, to the Himalaya in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Zanskar, to Darjeeling and Sikkim, in the Eastern Himalaya.
* Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget * Full-colour planning section to inspire travellers and help you find the best experiences Fully updated, Footprint's Indian Himalaya Handbook is packed with all the information you'll need to get the best out of this spectacular region.
Vanessa Betts is a writer and editor from England. She went to India in 1997, as the first stop on a round-the-world ticket, and then found out that nowhere else could quite compare. After time spent living and working in Australia, Egypt and England she has been based in India, chiefly in Kolkata, since March 2006. Victoria McCulloch is a nomad currently calling Goa home. Armed with a laptop and a yoga mat, she plies her trade as freelance journalist and Kundalini Yoga teacher. She first ventured to India in 1997, but has been living in the 'motherland' for the last seven years and can now only drink her tea with masala in it. Victoria has also been influenced by the music and chanting in India and is recording her second mantra album.
1) Intro 2) Essentials 3) Western Himalaya: access from Delhi 4) Uttarakhand 5) Himachal Pradesh, 6) Jammu & Kashmir 7) Eastern Himalaya: access from Kolkata 8) Darjeeling & West Bengal Hills 9) Sikkim 10) Arunachal Pradesh 11) Background