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best guide books for india and nepal?

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1. Posted by luciano (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Could anyone recommend some good guide books for india and nepal. i dont know whether to get lonely planet or rough guide or some thing else? Please help!

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

The lonely planet guidebooks are excellent. But also foodprint and the roughguide are very good. Personally I would choose for the lonely planet (a very detailled guide and very practical). Cheers!!

3. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

Get the Lonely Planet guides. Having used both Lonely Planet and Rough Guides i would now always recommend Lonely Planet. Whilst the rough guides are still good, they don't contain nearly as much practical information as the rough guide.

4. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

For India I would check the publication date of lp i don 't know if they've published one since I've been but I hope they have cos I seriously wanted to burn mine it was so out dated!! loads of stuff wasnt there any more...

happy hunting
m

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

For India I would check the publication date of lp i don 't know if they've published one since I've been but I hope they have cos I seriously wanted to burn mine it was so out dated!! loads of stuff wasnt there any more...

The last edition of the LP of India is 2003 (the one with the Taj Mahal on front). I think this its still OK to buy this.....

6. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

I also recomend for LP. It is nice for anywhere.

7. Posted by Aspidistra (Full Member 17 posts) 11y

get the rough guides!!
i'm off to india in three months, however i have been planning to go for about 15 years and thus have collected travel guides since i was about 8. my work has a staff of 20 - 19 of which hailing from india (i'm the only aussie) and when i took in my lonely planet guide they laughed and said it was shit. the quote expensive hotels by india standards (even in the budget travel section) and half the places in there have upped their prices or moved to bigger shops after all the publicity lonely planet gave them. lonely planet sucks.

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I'm with Aspidistra - Rough Guides are the much better (just my opinion )

I have 5 different Rough Guides - and they are all great. I've given away the only two LP guides I've bought in the past.

This is an old thread which might help a bit.....

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=10681