A spellbinding intersection of old and new, South India epitomizes the fascinating and dynamic nature of the Indian subcontinent. Footprint's South India Handbook will guide you from the Portuguese-steeped villages of Goa, through coconut groves and mangrove thickets, and to the paradoxical cities which are home to spice-packed bazars and biotech booms.
* Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including hill stations, beaches, birdwatching, trekking, cricket, yoga and Ayurvedic massage.
* Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from navigating dusty spice markets to spotting tigers and elephants
* Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & customs at religious sites
* Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
* Full-color planning section and mini-atlas to inspire travelers and help them find the best experiences
From the tropical calm of Kerala's backwaters to the spectacular fecundity of the forests, Footprint's fully updated 5th edition will help you navigate this vibrant, lush destination.
South India-born and raised in the vibrant suburbs of Peterborough, writer and photographer David Stott acquired his taste for India in the womb. At the age of 28 he finally discovered the variety and diversity of flavours at which butter chicken had merely hinted and since his first visit he's become an annual visitor to India, steadily learning to tell his chole from his bhature and establishing a serious addiction to masala dosas along the way. David now splits his time between India and his adopted home in vibrant suburban Sydney, where the pace of life is such that he occasionally has to pinch himself to make sure he's awake.
1) Introduction 2) Essentials 3) Mumbai (Bombay) 4) Tamil Nadu 5) Kerala 6) Karnataka 7) Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 8) Goa 9) Background 10) Footnotes