Delhi (City Guide)

Delhi (City Guide)

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Item Code: NAD632
Author: Swati Mitra
Publisher: Good Earth Publications, New Delhi
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9788187780746
Pages: 392 (Throughout color Illustrations )
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.0 inch X 4.5 inch
Weight 530 gm
About the Guide

This is the first encyclopedic guidebook of Delhi, blending the cultural with the practical, artistic excellence with scientific precision. The highly visual Good Earth City Guide, with over 700 photographs, above 25 architectural drawings and 42 detailed maps, is the perfect companion not just for the intrepid tourist but also for every armchair traveler and even the curious Dilliwala.

Delhi of History
The opening chapter places modern Delhi in its historical context. The authoritative text takes you through layers of Delhi’s history and culture, inspiring you to love and understand this vast and vibrant city.

Introduction Delhi
This section is for those who wish to enter the soul fo this city through the chapters on Enviouronment, Clothes, Food, Bazaars, Festivals and Crafts. It ensures that the city remains with you long after you have left it.

Delhi: Area by Area
For the ease of the explorer the city has been divided into eight areas, each demarcated by colour-coded minarets on the upper right-hand corner of every page. Each area has its own road map—major sights indicated with reference numbers in the text as well as on the map. This makes it easy to relate the map with historical and architectural details given in the text. Every chapter is a tour, complete in itself. The text is organized in a manner that you can move from one place of interest to the next closest to it.

Arts and Entertainment
A Critical description of museums and art galleries. Listing of auditoria, cinema halls, sports complexes, etc., with full details of opening hours and admission prices.

Short Excursions
Over 25 destinations around Delhi are outlined for those seeking a weekend out of the city. A useful map at the beginning of the chapter helps you get your bearings.

Architectural Drawings
This is the first time that the architectural splendour of the city’s many monuments have been captured by the unique architectural drawings which help the reader to visualize the monuments.

Travellers Needs
A detailed list of restaurants has been made area wise. There is something to suit every pocket and palate. The listing of hotels is according to preferred localities and price ranges. A Shopping guide with reference to items, markets and prices is also provided.

Practical Information
Sequentially arranged, this section gives you all the information that you would need form the time you decide to visit Delhi till you leave the city. Comprehensive and up-to-date details on visas, embassies, tourist information offices, banks, money changers and much else. A lucid Phrase Book and Glossary adds to the utility of this guide.

Contents

Delhi in History 1
Introducing Delhi
Environment 21
Clothes 37
Food 47
Bazzars 55
Crafts 69
Festivals 75
Silhouettes of a Capital City 83
Delhi: Area by Area
India Gate to Lodi Garden 91
Connaught Place 119
Shahjahanabad 137
Firoz Shah Lotla to Nizamuddin 157
Qutab Minar and Mehrauli 175
Tughlaquabad to Surajkund 195
Hauz Khas to Lotus Temple 201
Kashmere Gate to Coronation Memorial 213
Arts and Entertainment
Museums 227
Art Galleries 239
Music, Dance, Theatre and Cinema 247
Sports 255
Amusement Parks 261
Short Excursions Travellers Needs 263
Where to Stay 281
Where to Eat 287
Where to Shop 395
Practical Information
When to Come 305
Before Coming 306
Travel within India 312
Getting around in Delhi 315
Money 318
Communications 319
Emergency 321
Further Reading 323
Language in Delhi 325
Phrase Book 326
Glossary 327
Maps 329
Index 373
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