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Books inspired by India

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your India holiday

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Around India in 80 Trains

Monisha Rajesh

Rajesh embarks on a 40,000km adventure across India, riding 80 trains of varying degrees of luxury. During her travels she encounters a host of interesting and quirky fellow travellers and amazing escapades. This is a well-written travelogue and an ode to the pleasures of train travel in all its forms.

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Gregory David Roberts

An absolute epic masterpiece of fiction writing set largely in and around Mumbai. It'll take a while to finish but it's beautifully written and worth every indulgent moment.

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Tuk-tuk for Two

Adam Fletcher

Author Adam Fletcher embarks on a thoroughly enjoyable journey through south-west India in a tuk-tuk race with a woman he's just met. Sometimes it feels like you're right there with them!

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These Foolish Things (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Deborah Moggach

The book that inspired "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" movie. It's about a group of strangers who leave England for a new life together in India. They find things aren't quite what they expected - but learn to live and love again through the eccentricities and surprises. Brings a gloriously-depicted India to life and will make you want to go!

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The White Tiger

Aravind Adiga

Prize-winning novel about a boy from a poor village in India who eventually begins working as a chauffeur for a rich man in Delhi. He wants access to that wealthy world, with murderous consequences. This is an incredible read and presents a truthfully raw and shocking India that'll force you to question your morals.

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A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth

The tale of Lata and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband. It covers three families over a period of time and depicts an India trying to find its voice and on the verge of change. This is beautifully written, slow-paced and epic in its scope and narrative.

India Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


15th February 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

5 best beaches in India that you need to visit

With an ocean at its feet and the mighty Himalayas on its head, India is nothing short of being majestic. Being a diverse country, it embraces nature in all forms. India possesses a coastline of more than seven-thousand-kilometers and offers a mélange of experiences for the beach addicts. We have curated a list of these exotic beaches in India from our travel diaries. We suggest you visit these....


12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in March

With the weather finally starting to thaw, chances are you’ll be keen to get out and about on holiday during March. It’s mid-season in many world-wide destinations, therefore it’s a great month to keep your eye out for cheap hotel and flight deals.Whether you can’t wait to take a city break for shopping, wining and dining, or want to adventure to far-flung shores, here’s a look at our top picks for the month.Beach HolidaysAfter long months of grey skies and winter chills, we’re...


26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

6 unique experiences in Kerala to help you connect with locals

Known as “God’s Own Country”, Kerala is a verdant corner of India, known for its sleepy backwaters and rich wildlife. Although part of India, the state has developed its own unique way of life and vibrant traditions. Kerala is filled dense jungles, river networks, and mountains – so it’s the perfect place for relaxing experiences and getting close to nature. ...


25th January 2021 by TravelDave

Human by Nature: 10 reasons why you should visit Kerala, India

Kerala, which is more commonly known as God’s Own Country is located in the south of India. It offers a different perspective and way of life compared to the rest of India, making it a distinct state of India to explore for visitors. Here I would like to share my thoughts, insights and perspective drawn from my experience travelling around Kerala and what I was able to discover on the trip. One aspect of Kerala I connected with the most during my time in the state is the tourism slogan:...


26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

6 places you must see in India

India is one of the most diverse places you will ever visit. From the chaos of Delhi to the spirituality of Varanasi, and from the lush jungles of the south to the snow-capped mountains of the north, there is simply so much to see. So get your Indian visa sorted, book your flights, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Below are 6 breathtaking places you mustn’t miss if you are planning a visit to India. Even if you’re not planning a trip right now, they may just make you want to pack...


4th February 2020 by While I'm Young

Things to do in Mumbai: 24 hour guide

One day in Mumbai is a quintessential Indian travel experience. The heaving city should be on every traveller’s itinerary, but it isn’t a destination known for its tourist attractions. Instead, the best things to do in Mumbai revolve around experiencing the hustle and bustle, sounds and smells of this overstuffed metropolis....


30th January 2020 by While I'm Young

North Goa or South Goa?

When we planned our India trip, we knew we wanted to spend time in Goa towards the end of the adventure, but we had no idea whether we should go to North or South Goa. People forget that Goa is a state so just saying you’re going to ‘Goa’ is a bit vague! Luckily, Goa is small enough to travel between North and South easily, even if you only have a few days in the state. We decided to wing it and spent some time in both North and South Goa. The two both boast the great beaches that make...