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 Yatra 2 Yatra  Sanjay Singh Yatra 2 Yatra   $141.49  $106.12  Buy Now 
With these points in mind, this collection of pilgrimages, Yatra2Yatra has been compiled. It includes the chronological history of the pilgrimage site, the various mythological beliefs involved, important tourist spot, major festivals and all other vital information like, location, weather, suggested time of travel, travel guide etc. 
 Whistling Steam: Romance of Indian Rails  Dileep Prakash Whistling Steam: Romance of Indian Rails   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Ever since the first steam locomotive came to India, we have had an enduring romance with the railway. The iron devil, as the locomotive is called, conjures up visions of a black engine chugging through green fields with smoke billowing from its chimney, trailed by a string of red carriages. 
 Waves of Ganga  Swami Sivananda Waves of Ganga   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
The Waves of Ganga rise in the ocean of Bhagavan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj’s Infinite heart. Look at them with faith; they invite you to share the Bliss that dwells there. Respond to the Call; you will become one with the Ocean of Bliss. You will become Immortal and enjoy perennial peace and supreme bliss. Swami Sivanandaji religion of the Heart, which he has significantly termed ‘Divine Life’, is not the cave-dwellers concern, for the monopoly of the monks. It is for all. In the plainest... 
 Voice of the Himalayas  Swami Sivananda Voice of the Himalayas   $5.99  $4.49  Buy Now 
The Voice of the Himalayas gives utterance to the life-giving Wisdom of the ancient Upanishad sages and seers. It is one of the greatest contributions to world-welfare and the uplift of all Humanity. Covering all aspects of spiritual life, Sadhana and Divine Living, the living words of Saint Sivananda effectively guide, inspire, enlighten and confer true happiness to the faithful seeker and believer. A perusal of these aphoristic instructions will unfailingly bring about a definite moral and... 
 Turkistan  Eugene Schuyler Turkistan   $77.77  $58.33  Buy Now 
Eugene Schulyer, former Secretary of the American Legation at St. Petersburgh, travelled extensively in Russian Central Asia and provides in this monumental work, an exceptionally detailed description of the regions through which he travelled. Eugene gives accounts of the economic, political, religious and social conditions of Russian Central Asia, as well as detailed descriptions of places of worship, habits of dress and local languages.  "The chief aim of my journey in Central Asia was... 
 Travels and Adventures in the province of Assam, During a Residence of Fourteen Years  John Butler Travels and Adventures in the province of Assam, During a Residence of Fourteen Years   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
Originally published in 1855, this work is a sequel to A Sketch of Assam and describes the habits, customs and manners of the remaining wild tribes of the hills, viz. Angahmee, Nagahs, Kookies, Meekirs, and Rengma Nagahs, with whom a lengthened residence rendered the author intimately acquainted. The adventures and travels will also illustrate the life of an officer in the employ of Assam. 
 Trains at a Glance (Current Edition)  Indian Railways Trains at a Glance (Current Edition)   $7.49  $5.62   
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'Trains at a glance' is an annual publication produced by indian railways, it is about the size of an A4 sheet of paper and has about 230 pages, it contains details of about 1200 trains in all parts of india including fares. It has all the info you need about indian railways and is well laid out and easy to read, it is essential for independant travel around india. Table of Contents: Trains At a Glance How to Use The Time Table Route Map With Table Number  Station Index ... 
 Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas  G.K. Pradhan Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas   $9.49  $7.12  Buy Now 
The book begins with the author climbing the Himalayas which are the abode of saints and sages who are seekers of truth. He meets a sanyasi in saffron coloured robes who becomes his guide and leads him to several solutions to his problems. He falls with a thud and realises that this is a dream but which makes him aware that there is a Guide and a Guru waiting to help him. The book is narrative and contains explanations of various problems by the Gurudeo. About The Author: Born in the... 
 Tourist Resources of Ladakh  Prem Singh Jina Tourist Resources of Ladakh   $19.49  $14.62  Buy Now 
Ladakh, variously known to outsiders, has remained a fascinating land to tourists, scholars and others. Like Tibet (China), bordering to Ladakh region, Buddhism is the main religion professed by majority of the population. There are many prominent monasteries in the region.  This book gives a vivid account of many such Buddhist Monasteries which are rich resource for tourism. This will prove a reliable source of reference to one and all concerned. Contents: Preface Acknowledgements... 
 Tourist Guide to South India  Tourist Guide to South India   $7.99  $5.99   
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Tourist Guide to South India covers the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.  Over 1,500 places of interest are described and categorized according to state. It includes information on temples, mosques, churches, building, museums, historical and ancient sites, parks, botanical gardens, aquariums, handicraft centers, cultural centers (dance and song), ashrams, beaches, zoos, festivals, shopping, art galleries, libraries, caves, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, hill... 
 Tourism Development in India  A. Satish Babu Tourism Development in India   $57.99  $43.49  Buy Now 
Travel and tourism occupies a pivotal position internationally and is considered to be an important sector next to oil industry. Realising the importance of tourism and its foreign exchange earnings most of the countries in the world have been endeavouring to promote this sector. India is not an exception to the on-going changes internationally and has been encouraging privatisation with its liberal economic reforms. Andhra Pradesh is one of the four principal Southern States of India and was... 
 Tourism and Buddhist Monasteries of Ladakh Himalaya  Prem Singh Jina Tourism and Buddhist Monasteries of Ladakh Himalaya   $45.49  $34.12  Buy Now 
Ladakh, isolated for centuries, therefore, preserved unique historical monuments and cultural heritage. Recent post fast development activities and tourism in Ladakh have created alarming situation. Hence, we need to imply sustainable development policy, so that besides others we can be able to preserve our rich heritage. This book is an attempt to tell the monastic history of the Buddhist Monasteries and the alarming situation of migratory birds. This work will be useful for teachers and... 
 The Snow Leopard  Peter Matthiessen The Snow Leopard   $28.00  $21.00   
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When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and, possibly, to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard, he undertook his five-week trek as winter snows were sweeping into the high passes. This is a radiant and deeply moving account of a "true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart." In the autumn of 1973, the writer Peter Matthiessen set out in the company of zoologist George Schaller on a hike that would take them 250 miles into the heart of the Himalayan region of Dolpo,... 
 The Seven Cities of Delhi  Gordon Risley Hearn The Seven Cities of Delhi   $81.00  $60.75  Buy Now 
The present volume contains an excellent account of the history and architecture of Delhi. It will afford readers and visitors not only a clear guide to all that is seen in Delhi but also an intelligent record of the history of the place in all its various phases. Sir Hearn coined the phrase "Seven Cities of Delhi", popularizing the famous drawing of the seven cities that accompanied the original text. Both the drawing and the notion of the seven cities of Delhi have survived to this day.... 
 The Saraswati Flows On: The Continuity of Indian Culture  B. B. Lal The Saraswati Flows On: The Continuity of Indian Culture   $80.49  $60.37  Buy Now 
This book deals with two major controversies relating to India's past. First, It has been asserted by many scholars, both Indian and foreign, that the Sarasvati mentioned in the Rigveda is the Helmand of Afghanistan. The author examines the entire Rigvedic evidence and demonstrates that it goes counter to aforesaid assumption. On the other hand, there are compelling geographical data in the Rigveda itself which unambiguously show that the Rigvedic Sarasvati is none other than the present-day... 
 The Sacred Mountain  John Snelling The Sacred Mountain   $55.49  $41.62  Buy Now 
Mount Kailas - the most sacred mountain in the world.  Uncannily symmetrical, this remote and remarkable peak located in the forbidden land of Tibet might have been built by superhuman hands.  It stands out of a primordial landscape: a horizontally stratified plinth thousands of feet high, crowned with a perfect cone of pure snow.  The new edition of this acclaimed travel book is particularly indispensible for all those wishing to visit Mount Kailas, for it contains a... 
 The Rough Guide to India  Nick Edwards The Rough Guide to India   $51.49  $38.62  Buy Now 
The Rough Guide to India is the essential handbook to this extraordinary country. The 24 page full-colour introduction includes stunning photography of the country''s many highlights. The guide has comprehensive accounts of every attraction, from fast-paced Delhi and the sacred sites of the Ganges plain to the Moghul splendour of Agra and the shell-sand beaches of the south. There is also practical advice on activities as diverse as boating through the Keralan backwaters, hiking through the... 
 The Philosophy of Religion in India  Swami Dayanand The Philosophy of Religion in India   $22.49  $16.87  Buy Now 
The book is a creditable attempt to present within a small compass some of the most important and salient features of Hindu religion. It offers a vivid exposition of all features of the vast and comprehensive Hindu faith. The coloured paintings are a graphic illustration of much of the symbolism and metaphor, which are usually misunderstood by students of Hinduism. The discussion is based on Shastric references, giving weight to the authority of the book. The language is easy and... 
 The Permanent History Of Bharat Varsha (2 Vols.)  K Narayana Iyer The Permanent History Of Bharat Varsha (2 Vols.)   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
"CURIOUS and paradoxical as the title may appear at the very outset, it is earnest wish and prayer that all Hindus interested in their ancient country, literature and religion, as well as those desirous of knowing Indian affairs better, will kindly condescend to pursue, at least as a pass-time, this little essay, which with all its unavoidably serious defects may be assured to be the humblest product of several years' continued and anxious efforts. It is not possible or perhaps desirable... 
 The People of Tibet  Charles Bell The People of Tibet   $14.95  $11.21  Buy Now 
The present book is an attempt to speak about the life of the Tibetan people in their own homes. Shut-off from the outer world by their immense mountain barriers Tibet still presented a virgin field of enquiry. There has been little change in the inner life of the people during the last thousand years. About the Author: Sir Charles Bell was born in calcutta in 1870 and educated in England at Winchester and Oxford. He joined the Indian Civil Service. he wrote several... 
 The Land of the Lamas: Notes of a Journey Through China Mongolia and Tibet  William Woodville Rockhili The Land of the Lamas: Notes of a Journey Through China Mongolia and Tibet   $15.90  $11.93  Buy Now 
"Rockhill was a remarkable American orientalist who was a diplomat in Beijing. He was fascinated with Tibet, and worked for four years to study Tibetan (he was already fluent in Chinese).  In 1888 he resigned his position and set off westward from Beijing on the Silk Road.  His intent was to get to Lhasa disguised as a Chinese.  His plan was thwarted but, undaunted, he tried again a year later; this time he got within 100 miles of his goal. While... 
 The Idea of Rajasthan (2 Vols.)  Karine Schomer The Idea of Rajasthan (2 Vols.)   $41.67  $31.25  Buy Now 
To explore a regional identity is to explore an idea. All human collectivities have a sense of place, a subjective connection to their environment. Through custom, culture and myth, the area of northwestern India known as Rajasthan has developed a distinctive identity which can be defined and iluminated. The essays in this pioneering two-volume work explore some of the many facets of this changing yet enduring identity. Regions are grounded in objective realities, but they are also subjective... 
 The Holy Himalayas: An Abode of Hindu Gods  Dr. Shantha N. Nair The Holy Himalayas: An Abode of Hindu Gods   $25.99  $19.49  Buy Now 
Himalayas - the abode of snow, Giri Raj - the monarch of all mountains, is the mightiest, youngest, highest, most inspiring, amazing, and incredible fold mountain chain in the world. This book deals with the location, description, and significance of the places of religious and spiritual importance, like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Panch Prayag, the Char Dhams namely, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, the Hemkund Saheb, the Valley of Flowers, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Amarnath,... 
 The Global India  Sivaji Rao Vallurupalli The Global India   $189.49  $142.12  Buy Now 
The Indian sub-continent commands a unique place in the global context with its rich cultural heritage, varied faiths and traditions, complex society and manifestations and celestial beings. The impact of India's unparalleled and unrivalled history and culture on other civilizations has been brought out by the learned author. This book will be  very useful to archaeologists, art historians and students dealing will India's ten-millennia old civilization. Table of... 
 The Descent of the Ganges  Christine Devin The Descent of the Ganges   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Recounted by Valmiki, this is the wonderful story of how Ganga, Daughter of the Snows, descended on earth to purify mankind. The symbolism of the ancient myth is as powerful today as ever. The book is illustrated with photos of famous rock carvings of Mahabalipuram. Notes on Valmiki are provided. 
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