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Travel India Blog : 7 Books to Read before going to India

Are you planning to visit colorful incredible India?  If, Yes then there are some helping books to read before going to India. It is always a good idea to read about a country culture, traditions before a visit. These are books related to India that will give you a clear Idea about India and help you in Traveling. It is not necessary to carry all books on India travel all the time, So why not you buy a kindle editions of these books.

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Here are the books to read before going to India :

  1. India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy


    This book is about stuggle, pain misery of world’s largest Democracy after its independence from British Rule. India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha’s is a popular book which tells you a detailed conflict that this nation faced.

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2) India: A History   by John Keay

It is a book that will give you a full sight about from earliest civilization to twenty first century of India including all latest information. Evolution of religions, cultures and peoples which comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. This book is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world’s oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.

3) Lonely Planet India — Travel Guide

#1 best-selling guide to India *

This book is one of the most popular about India travel. It will give you proper advice on what to see and skip, about the hidden places. From perfect symmetry of the Taj Mahal, camel ride in Rajasthan or Beaches of Goa. It includes everything.

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4) DK Eyewitness Travel  by DK travel :

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur is your detailed guide to the region of India.From different religions, cultures to Various Hindu Gods. Experience the local temples, markets, Handicrafts, attraction and wildlife. You will find here all fascinating things that you have ever imagined in India.

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5) Rickshaws, Rajas & Rotis by Rebecca livermore

This book is full of local stories and practical tips of traveling in India. The practical tips will help you to enjoy more according to you. Practical knowledge is shared a lot here.

Consider this book to be a companion book to books such as Lonely Planet guides. Lonely Planet guides provide the nuts and bolts of travel to India, and this book provides the paint to make them beautiful. 

6) Lonely Planet South India & Kerala (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet South India & Kerala is your best guide about traveling to south India. South India culture is totally different from other parts of the India. From Rock cut shrines in Ajanta, cruise in backwaters of kerala, or beaches of Goa, everything is mentioned here properly. Go to the heart of South India and begin your journey now.

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7) Lonely Planet Trekking in Indian Himalayas

This book covers North India. From treks, Buddhist villages and peaks of Ladakh, the mountains and valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Whether you are a fresher or experienced trekker, you will definitely find lots of new things here.


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Above books are my selected books for a complete guide about India. After reading these India Travel Guide books , Your knowledge about India would enhance a lot.

Which book did you like? What is best thing you find on that book? Do you have suggestions for any other book that could be in top 7 ?  Do Share your thoughts in comment section and share it with your friends.

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