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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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