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'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times

This eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest India guide book and includes:

  • Sikkim chapters
  • Understanding India
  • Sikkim maps

Fresh mountain air sweeps the former Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim; plunging mountain valleys are lushly forested, interspersed with rice terraces and flowering rhododendrons. There's room to move here, but the people are among India's friendliest.

This guide is the result of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in Sikkim, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Sikkim.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding India: India Today, History, The Way of Life, Spiritual India, Delicious India, The Great Indian Bazaar, Sacred Architecture, The Arts, Elephants & Tigers: India's Sanctuaries, The Landscape, Directory, Transport and Glossary
  • East Sikkim, Gangtok & around, North Sikkim, Beyond Singhik, South Sikkim, Namchi, Jorethang (Naya Bazaar), West Sikkim, Ravangla (Rabongla) & around, Geyzing, Tikjuk & Legship, and Pelling & around.

Lonely Planet's India guide is researched and written by: Sarina Singh, Stuart Butler, Katja Gaskell, Anirban Mahapatra, Daniel McCrohan, John Noble, Amy Karafin, Kevin Raub, Trent Holden, Lindsay Brown, Mark Elliott, Kate James, Michael Benanav, Bradley Mayhew, Abigail Hole

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