Author: Gillian Wright
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140279385
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.
The Hills of India
FACTS FOR THE TRAVELLER
Climate and Clothing
Srinagar and the Vale of Kashmir
The Kullu Valley
Lahaul and Spiti
The Dev Bhumi
Garhwal and Kumaon: the Two Mountain Kingdoms
Corbett National Park
WEST BENGAL, SIKKIM AND MEGHALAYA
Lonavala, Khandala and Karla
The Periyar Tiger Reserve at Thekkady