India: essential encounters

India: essential encounters
Words by Sarina Singh
Foreword by Nandita Das
Hardback, 310mm x 280mm
384pp, 680 colour photographs
Produced by Richard I’Anson for Lonely Planet, 2010
Buy India: essential encounters online from the Lonely Planet Shop
or email me for a signed copy.

India is one of the most exotic, diverse, colourful, exciting, challenging, welcoming and beautiful countries on the planet, and consequently has been capturing the imagination of travellers for centuries.

My imagination was well and truly captured on my very first visit in 1986, since then I’ve returned more than 30 times to photograph people and places all over country, from the pristine landscapes and remote villages of the Himalaya and the north-east states, to the pulsating cities of the northern plains, and from the palm-fringed beaches and waterways of the south to every major festival, monument and temple. For India: essential encounters, I’ve selected more than 650 colour photographs, featuring 44 of India’s most captivating destinations that reveal the diversity and experience of a remarkable country. Each ‘encounter’ is concisely introduced with an evocative and informative text by acclaimed travel writer Sarina Singh.

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