South India

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Lonely Planet, 2007 - Travel - 548 pages
Travellers wanting to explore a region in-depth or repeat visitors returning to a favourite destination find these regional guides indispensable travel companions. Extra features include a full-colour fold-out regional map, inspirational front sections for planning and information for driving and travelling with a family.Once backpacker territory, South India now attracts all kinds of travellers. South India, fourth edition, provides more coverage of Goa's beaches and Kerala's backwaters. There are highly detailed itineraries and more than 100 maps."The trusted companion for a generation of independent travellers." (New York Times)

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