Discerning, user-friendly guide to the sights and monuments of Uttarakhand and Haryana, with referenced map, full background information on Indian history, culture and religions, and eating and accommodation tips.
This is a chapter from Blue Guide India: the best guide for the independent traveller to India's art, architecture and history.
According to William Dalrymple, who wrote the foreword: "I can vouch for its accuracy and novelty – the Indian guide which reaches the long-forgotten wonders ignored by other guides, and the best possible guide to off-the-beaten-track India."
Detailed practical information. Written by the BBC's Sam Miller. Includes Dehra Dun, the hill-towns of Mussoorie, Naini Tal and Landour, the Hindu pilgrimage towns of Hardwar (Haridwar) and Kurukshetra, the Islamic tomb architecture of Thanesar and the famous Maharishi Ashram of Rishikesh.