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Hills Stations of India - Penguin Illustrated Guide
Hills Stations of India - Penguin Illustrated Guide

Hills Stations of India - Penguin Illustrated Guide

by Gillian Wright

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0140279385 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 296

Binding

Paperback

Gillian Wright

Author: Gillian Wright
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 296
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140279385

Description

An extremely well researched and documented guide which examines the history, culture, people and the landscapes of the beautiful hill stations of India.

Gillian Wright's tour d'horizon is the first book to survey the hill stations of India in detail, from Kashmir to Ladakh to Bengal, Sikkim, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Special mention is made of the Kangra valley, the valley of the Gods, and the Todas. National parks, wildlife reserves and opportunities for trekking are emphasized together with an opinionated assessment of dozens of hotels and restaurants. It also carries special information and advice on hotels, food, visas, customs ,health and transport.

Special topics cover such subjects as Darjeeling Tea, the mountain Railways,deforestation and hill people of Meghalaya. A selection of literary extracts include Sir Richard Burton on the role of women in Sindh society, Winston Churchill assessing the military capabilities of local tribes and a satirical short story about tiger-hunting by Saki.

Contents

Introduction
The Hills of India

FACTS FOR THE TRAVELLER
Visa
Health
Time Zone
Customs
Climate and Clothing
Transport
Money
Photography
Communications

KASHMIR
Srinagar and the Vale of Kashmir
Mountain Resorts
Ladakh

HIMACHAL PRADESH
Dalhousie
Chamba
Dharamsala
The Kullu Valley
Manali
Lahaul and Spiti
Shimla
Kasauli
Chail

UTTAR PRADESH
Uttarakhand
The Dev Bhumi
Garhwal and Kumaon: the Two Mountain Kingdoms
Dehra Dun
Mussorie
Rishikesh
Nainital
Corbett National Park
Ranikhet
Almora

WEST BENGAL, SIKKIM AND MEGHALAYA
Permits
Darjeeling
Kalimpong
Gangtok
Shillong

MADHYA PRADESH
Pachmarhi

RAJASTHAN
Mount Abu

MAHARASHTRA
Matheran
Lonavala, Khandala and Karla
Pune
Panchgani
Mahabaleshwar
Amboli

KARNATAKA
Madikeri (Mercara)

TAMIL NADU
Ootacamund
Coonoor
Yercaud
Kodaikanal

KERALA
Munnar
The Periyar Tiger Reserve at Thekkady

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Hotels
Restaurants
Useful Addresses

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Index

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