Lonely Planet's India Guides For You
he Lonely Planet guidebooks are legendary. Starting with founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler driving across Asia, then self-publishing their account, their company grew into the world’s largest publisher of guidebooks. They sold to the BBC some years ago, and now run a charitable foundation. Lonely Planet India, their new subsidiary, has brought out a series targeted at the Indian traveller. It adapts existing titles, adding comments and advice from Indians who live in those places. Our team members leafed through them and found them quite good, if, perhaps, a little too focussed on the conservative Indian traveller— those who obsess over Indian food when abroad—than on the younger, more adventurous lot. The titles demonstrate the bias too, with all the usual suspects covered. All in all, a good buy. Happy trails!