This third edition of our popular guide to India has been expanded to include Sri Lanka and is essential reading for the independent traveller interested in the culture, style and people of these fascinating countries. The variety of places is rich and astonishing; you can stay in an old Portuguese church and dine on the roof, explore an organic farm and its spice garden, or live on the edge of the desert. From shoestring to luxury, with rooms from £10 to £210 a night, there is something to suit every budget. We look for owners, homes and hotels that we like - and we are fiercely subjective in our choices. 'Special' for us is not about the number of creature comforts, but relates to many elements that make a place 'work'.
Clear symbols, excellent maps, colour photos, concise directions and quick reference indices help guide readers and paint an accurate picture, so they can make an informed choice.
“For travellers of every ilk, this is a treasure trove of information”- India Today
“The inimitable Alastair Sawday, one of our favourite travel book publishers, has turned his eye on the best that India has to offer.”- The Times
“Quirky and individual places to stay all over the Indian subcontinent.”- Independent on Sunday
“Let your imagination soar! The trusty Alastair Sawday, who has the enviable knack of finding brilliant places to stay in the UK and Europe, has done the same for India - and like all his books, it's not only inspirational, it's a joy to read.”- Choice Magazine
“A good selection of stylish accommodation in India”- Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Kristina Locke has travelled extensively in India and Sri Lanka researching recipes and sourcing ingredients for her healthy snack company and pursuing her love of yoga.