#1 best-selling guide to South India * Lonely Planet South India & Kerala is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire the regal Mysore Palace, relax on a palm-fringed beach, or cruise through tropical Kerala; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South India and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's South India & Kerala Travel Guide: *Colour maps and images throughout *Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests *Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices *Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, customs, volunteering, yoga, Hinduism and bazaar-shopping. *Over 80 colour maps *Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Women & Solo Traveller features.
*Coverage of Kerala's backwaters, Goa's beaches, Chennai's urban villages, Bengaluru's sophisticated city life, Ellora and Ajanta's Buddhist caves, Puducherry's French-colonial streets, Mysore's sandalwood markets, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South India & Kerala, our most comprehensive guide to South India, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. * Looking for a guide focused on India? Check out Lonely Planet's India guide for a comprehensive look at what India has to offer; or Lonely Planet's Discover India, a photo-rich guide to the India's most popular attractions Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sarina Singh, Lindsay Brown, Paul Harding, Trent Holden, Amy Karafin, Kate Morgan, John Noble, Kevin Raub. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community.
Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia) *Best-selling guide to South India. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, July 2012 to June 2013