Introduction: Th Best of India; Allure of India; Land and Climate; Wildlife; Society and Religion. History: Beginnings; Europeans in India; Independent India; Decisive Dates. Features: Contemporary Issues; Food; Performing Arts; Cinema; Art and Architecture. Insights: Mini Features: The Adivasis; Indian Tea. Photo Features: Festivals; Hindu Deities; The Taj Mahal; Ajanta and Ellora; Khajuraho; Hampi. Places: Intriduction; The North: Delhi; Ganges and Yamuna; The Himilayas; The Desert States: Rajasthan; Gujarat; West-Central India: Mumbai (Bombay); Maharashatra, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh; Goa; East and Northeast India: Kolkata; West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkand; The Northeast; The South: Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh; Chennai; Tamil Nadu; Kerala; Offshore Islands. Travel Tips: Transport; Accomodation; Shopping; Activities; A-Z: Practical Information; Language; Further Reading. Maps: India; Delhi; Ganges and Yamuna; The Himilayas; Rajasthan; Gujarat; Mumbai; Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh; Goa; Old Goa; Kolkata; West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkand; The Northeast; Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh; Bengaluru (Bangalore); Hyderabad; Chennai; Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Lakshadweep; Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Inside front cover: India; Inside back cover: Delhi; Endpaper: Delhi Metro.