The guide to India is a useful handbook to an extraordinary country. The introductory colour section includes photography of the country's many highlights in the 42 Things Not To Miss section, from boating on the backwaters of Kerala to taking in a cricket match at the Oval Maiden in Mumbai. It provides comprehensive accounts of every attraction from the vibrant cities and elaborate temples to Himalayan peaks and palm-fringed beaches. There is also practical advice on activities as diverse as camel trekking in the Rajasthan desert, rafting on the Indus and hiking through the lunar landscapes of Ladakh. The listings sections provide hundreds of insider reviews of the best hotels, hostels, restaurants, bars, shops and museums in every city and village. The authors also give an informed insight into India's history, politics, religion, music and cinema, providing a valuable context to the reader's trip.
'The Rough Guide to Peru' is a comprehensive handbook for the independent traveller that provides entertaining coverage of all the sights, detailed listings of the best places to stay and eat, and practical advice for outdoor pursuits.
This completely updated and expanded edition of 'The Rough Guide to Jazz' is the essential one-volume guide to the music. Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestly are practicing musicians and renowned jazz authorities, and they bring their insiders' knowledge to a guide that features - more than 2000 critical biographies, covering the spectrum from such legends as King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane to rising stars like Esborn Svensson and Matthew Shipp; reviews of more than 3000 albums, on both CD and vinyl, selecting the top recordings for every key artist; classic photos from the best jazz photographers, including Herman Leonard, Jak Kilby, Raffaella Cavalieri, William Gottlieb and David Redfern.
'The Rough Guide to South India' is the essential handbook to this fascinating region. The guide opens with a full colour section introducing the region's highlights with some inspirational photography and essential information on the region's diverse attractions, from enjoying an ayurvedic massage to exploring the ruins at Hampi. 'The Rough Guide' offers comprehensive and practical advice on everything from finding the best places to stay and the most comfortable means of transport, to spotting elephants in the Cardamon Hills and negotiating Mumbai. The guide also provides a lucid and informative insight into South India's history, religions, architecture, music and dance. There are also maps and plans for every region and town.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO NEPAL is the ultimate guide to this beautiful and varied country. Features include: Full-colour section introducing Nepal's highlights. Unrivalled accounts of all the sights, from legendary Kathmandu and the peaks around Pokhara, to the jungles and ethnic diversity of the Tarai region. Incisive reviews of the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, whatever your budget. Detailed chapters on trekking, rafting and mountain-biking. Comprehensive background on Nepalese culture, politics and the environment. Maps and plans for every region.
This new pocket-format Rough Guide gets up close to the greatest outdoor spectacle in the USA. Along with environmental and historical background, the guide includes coverage of all the practicalities and options for specific types of Canyon experiences from camping and mule trips to back country hiking, river rafting, horse-riding, and helicopter tours. Photos.
The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Eastern Africa. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Swahili speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook you'll never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Eastern Africa with The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook. Now available in PDF format.