"If you are fortunate enough to be travelling in India, and specially in the regions that he has already covered, then look no further. This is the one book you really need" "Ward, in one sweep of his pen, with the strength of his convictions to back him, convinces his readers of the reality and the magic that is India"
. - The Hindustan Times RAJASTHAN - AGRA – DELHI
describes the surprises of a great twentieth-century Asian capital and its complex past, the pleasures expected and unexpected of Agra, with its Taj Mahal and I’timad ad-Daula, Red Fort and teeming bazaars. The bulk of Philip Ward’s travel guide is devoted to the Country of the Princes: Rajasthan, with its nature reserves of Sariska, Bharatpur and Ranthambore as well as great historic cities such as Amber-Jaipur and Ahar-Udaipur, the frescoed havelis of Shekhavati, the desert cities of Bikaner and Jaisalmer, and the sacred sites of Osiyan, Ranakpur, Nathdwara, Eklingji, Deshnok and Mount Abu. Here are the familiar destinations such as Jodhpur and Pushkar as well as jewels off the beaten track such as Kishangarh, Dig, Kumbhalgarh, Bundi, Kota, and Chittor.
Intended for first-time visitors as well as experienced travellers who want to understand the background to the vision, Rajasthan, Agra, Delhi provides a sympathetic and thoughtful companion to India’s main attractions. It will enthral and amuse the armchair traveller and become essential reading for any Westerner intending to explore the intricacies of art, architecture and everyday life in modern north-west India. For sheer depth of understanding and quality of information, this title represents essential background information for anyone thinking of travelling to this area and, as such, remains unsurpassed since its first publication in 1989.
See also: Gujarat, Daman Diu (Search 978-0906672228), South India: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa (Search 978-0900891311) and Western India - Bombay, Maharashtra, Karnataka (search 978-0900891328. Part of the Oleander Classics series
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