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Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate Collection

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!

Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide (2015)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis 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.
Author(s): David Grant Noble

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)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionBiographies 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.
Author(s): James Smith

India – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (2016)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionIndia’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.
Author(s): Becky Stephen, Culture Smart!

A Traveler in Indian Territory: The Journal of Ethan Allen Hitchcock (American Exploration and Travel Series) (1996)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn 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.
Author(s): Ethan Allen Hitchcock , Grant Foreman, et al.

The Age of Kali: Indian Travels & Encounters (Vintage Departures) (2012)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom 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.
Author(s): William Dalrymple

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco (2017)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionExplore 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.
Author(s): DK Travel

Indian Mounds You Can Visit: 165 Aboriginal Sites on Florida’s West Coast (1998)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionImagine 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.
Author(s): I. Mac Perry

William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians (Indians of the Southeast) (2002)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate Collection“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. . . .
Author(s): William Bartram , Gregory A. Waselkov, et al.

Fodor’s Essential India: with Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai & Kerala (Full-color Travel Guide) (2019)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionIndia 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.
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

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)

 Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate CollectionTravel 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.
Author(s): Sarah Janisse Brown , Alexandra Bretush, et al.

Best Indian Travel Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some indian travel books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

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

Travelling Pasts: The Politics of Cultural Heritage in the Indian Ocean World

Author(s): Burkhard Schnepel, Tansen Sen
ID: 2966859, Publisher: Brill, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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