The Rough Guide to South India and Kerala

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Practical travel guide to South India & Kerala featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in South India & Kerala. The Rough Guide to South India & Kerala also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in South India & Kerala, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to South India & Kerala covers: Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnatka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, The Andaman Islands.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to South India & Kerala, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Hyderabad to family activities in child-friendly places, like Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Hampi.


Essential pre-departure information including South India & Kerala entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of South India & Kerala give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for cricket, trekking, diving, snorkelling or yoga and meditation retreats.


Rough Guides' rundown of Mumbai, Pune, Calicut and Goa's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to South India & Kerala, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in South India & Kerala, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into South India & Kerala, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Anjuna Beach and the spectacular Fort Cochin.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Maharashtra, Karnatka and many more locations in South India & Kerala, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241322017
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 10/4/2017
Next Edition Due: Q4.2023
Pages: 528
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

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4.7 out of 5, 12 global ratings

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Interesting and informative

Reviewed on January 01, 2020
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Interesting book, gave me a good overview of area I was visiting

Amazon Customer

Excellent book

Reviewed on July 23, 2019
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Love this book which was helpful on our tour of Tamil Nadu

Amazon Customer

Excellent guide book

Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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Bought for my sons adventure round these countries. It's a great introduction and well organised. Highly recommended.

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