Here is a list of the best Indian Travel books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- India: A History. Revised and Updated (2011)
- Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide (2015)
- An account of the remarkable occurrences in the life and travels of Col. James Smith: during his captivity with the Indians, in the years 1755, ’56, ’57, ’58, & ’59 (2018)
- India – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (2016)
- A Traveler in Indian Territory: The Journal of Ethan Allen Hitchcock (American Exploration and Travel Series) (1996)
- The Age of Kali: Indian Travels & Encounters (Vintage Departures) (2012)
- DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco (2017)
- Indian Mounds You Can Visit: 165 Aboriginal Sites on Florida’s West Coast (1998)
- William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians (Indians of the Southeast) (2002)
- Fodor’s Essential India: with Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai & Kerala (Full-color Travel Guide) (2019)
- Travel Dreams India – Social Studies Fun-Schooling Journal: Learn about Indian Culture through the Arts, Fashion, Architecture, Music, Tourism, … Thinking Tree – Social Studies) (Volume 6) (2018)
Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay’s India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today.
This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin.
An account of the remarkable occurrences in the life and travels of Col. James Smith: during his captivity with the Indians, in the years 1755, ’56, ’57, ’58, & ’59 (2018)
Biographies and Autobiographies in this category are about Adventurers and Explorers open windows into the often extraordinary lives people who travelled, fought wars, were imprisoned, sailed, climbed, set up missions, pioneered, and found new lands for settlement and colonization. This long list of adventurers includes such men and women as: Lieutenant-Colonel William Martin Leake, General John Coffin, Col. James Smith, Reginald G.
India’s population of 1.2 billion is as varied and colorful as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region, caste, and community has its own culture, reflecting unique histories shaped by conquest, creativity, and religion, expressed in distinct languages, social customs, art forms, and expectations of life. Despite enormous recent political and economic change, in many ways India remains the same—a total sensory experience.
A Traveler in Indian Territory: The Journal of Ethan Allen Hitchcock (American Exploration and Travel Series) (1996)
In 1841 U.S. government authorities sent Major Ethan Allen Hitchcock to Indian Territory to investigate numerous charges of fraud and profiteering by various contractors dealing with the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians, who had been removed from the South during the last decade. Hitchcock’s report, filed after four months of travel, exposed such a high level of graft and corruption that his investigation was suppressed and never brought to the attention of Congress.
From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the “age of darkness” predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch of strife and corruption, Dalrymple encountered a region that thrilled and surprised him.
Explore Morocco’s busy city streets, historic mosques, and delicious food. Discover the different regions of Morocco, and see the beautiful culture firsthand through events, festivals, and local markets.Discover . • Detailed itineraries and “don’t-miss” destination highlights at a glance. • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered my home sits on an ancient Indian mound. Imagine my surprise when I found that 100,000 Indians were living in Florida when the Europeans arrived in the 1500s, and that they had been here for 12,000 years… and today they are gone–extinct–no descendants. I had to know more! From the Everglades to the Suwannee River I searched Florida’s west coast and discovered 165 aboriginal sites.
“In this splendid volume, editors Gregory A. Waselkov and Kathryn E. Holland Braund pull together from a variety of published and archival sources Bartram’s observations on Southeastern Indians, particularly the Creeks, Seminoles, and Cherokees. . . . With this comprehensive compendium, the scope of Bartram’s contributions to the fields of ethnohistory, anthropology, and historical archaeology can finally be understood.”-Mississippi Quarterly “An exemplary work. . . .
India is a country of vibrant and enticing contrasts: exquisite palaces are juxtaposed against simple temples, and modern high-tech industry coexists with ancient customs and rituals. There’s much to see and do in this vast and geographically diverse country, and Fodor’s Essential India covers the must-see sights better than anyone else.
Travel Dreams India – Social Studies Fun-Schooling Journal: Learn about Indian Culture through the Arts, Fashion, Architecture, Music, Tourism, … Thinking Tree – Social Studies) (Volume 6) (2018)
Travel Dreams – Social Studies- The Thinking Tree: A Creative Research Handbook for Library & Internet Based Learning B1, B2, C1 & C2, ideal for ages 9-17, (2nd-12th grade) This book is part of a series of 14 books! Learn about 14 different countries while covering History, Geography, Social Studies, Culture, Travel, Population, Landmarks, Current Events and more. Use this guide as a family study, or individual study.
Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate Collection
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Emirs in London: Subaltern Travel and Nigeria's Modernity
Author(s): Moses E. Ochonu
ID: 3247691, Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf
Along the Indian Highway: An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition
Author(s): Cathrine Bublatzky
ID: 2981654, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
Indian Travel Writing in the Age of Empire
Author(s): Nayar, Pramod K.;
ID: 2989560, Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
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