Guidebooks for India from all the major travel publishers are listed below, including country, specialist and multi-country guides, as well as books for regions and cities within India (where available). Links to Amazon (UK, US and Canadian stores), Waterstones (UK) and selected publisher websites allow you to purchase the guidebooks online at best value with one simple click (individual chapter downloads are also available for selected Lonely Planet titles). Before choosing your title, check our buying guide to see the types of guidebooks available or click on the publisher logos below.

noneIndia (8)Specialist (2)Delhi (3)
Mumbai (2)
Goa (5)
Indian Himalayas (3)
Kashmir (1)
Kerala (2)
Little Tibet (1)
Northeast India (3)
Northern India (2)
Rajasthan (5)
South India (6)

Country Guidebooks for India

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DK_Eyewitness_Travel India

DK Travel Guides

Covering over 100 destinations including Italy, Paris, New York and China, each Eyewitness Travel Guide is packed with stunning photographs, detailed illustrations, 3D maps, specially designed cutaways and floorplans of all the major sights. Written by expert authors and contributors, there is a huge selection of hotels and restaurant listings in each Eyewitness Travel Guide; making them the perfect companion for travellers who want to visualise their destination before they get there. Your holiday starts the moment you open the guidebook.


Oct 2014 (current ed.)
800 pages


Lonely_Planet Discover India

Discover Guides

The full-colour, image-laden Discover guides get you straight to a country's highlights - perfect for travellers with limited time. You'll experience the best of a country with these easy-to-use guides. You'll get you straight to a country's unmissable highlights with itineraries, best-of lists and insider secrets.

Discover India

Dec 2013 (2nd ed.)
440 pages

Author(s): Daniel McCrohan, Mark Elliott et al.

Insight India

Insight Guides

Our classic series, for more than 35 years, Insight Guides have provided a full account of the world's leading travel destinations through expert and informative text and stunning photography. With a rich mix of features on history and culture, detailed area-by-area chapters and a comprehensive listings section, each title combines three books in one: an ideal travel planner, a practical on-the-spot companion, and a a superb visual souvenir of a visit.


Oct 2013 (10th ed.)
496 pages


Lonely_Planet India

Country Guides

Packed with pre-planning information like transport and accommodation, detailed maps, lush images and fascinating background info, these guides are great if you want to get to explore every corner of a country, no matter what your time frame.


Oct 2013 (15th ed.)
1248 pages

Author(s): Sarina Singh, Anirban Mahapatra et al.

Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.
Berlitz India Pocket Guide

Pocket Guides

Our new-style Berlitz Pocket Guides are packed with all the information you need to get the most from your visit. Small in size, but big on content, they cover all the sights and attractions, as well as giving helpful tips on hotels, eating out, shopping, outdoor activities, nightlife and much more. They also feature a wealth of beautiful photographs that capture the essence of the destination. Berlitz Pocket Guides are available for well over 150 destinations worldwide.

India Pocket Guide

Jul 2013 (6th ed.)
256 pages


Footprint India


Footprint Handbooks really get under the skin of the destination they are covering and are designed for independent, adventurous travellers looking for an authentic experience. Written for those looking to get off the beaten track, inquisitive about different cultures and sensitive towards the communities they encounter, Footprint guides are jam-packed with up-to-date information and facts. The compact, lightweight and durable format is ideal for long-haul breaks, while colour maps and planning sections make them the perfect travelling companion.


Aug 2011 (18th ed.)
1552 pages

Author(s): David Stott, Vanessa Betts & Victoria McCulloch

Berlitz India Handbook


Building on the market-leading success of Berlitz Pocket Guides, this brand new series features the same user-friendly approach, yet with a much higher level of detail to make these Handbooks both comprehensive and completely portable. With an emphasis on practical information such as accommodation, transport, health, money and more, this guide is an invaluable on-the-ground reference manual. The Country Fact File, Trip Planner and recommended, fully mapped tours highlight all the key sights, making it ideal for holiday planning too. The carefully selected Top 25 Attractions give you a flavour of all the exciting and interesting things to see and do on your trip. As well as exploring the entire country in a colour-coded, region-by-region format, this inspirational guide also contains unique experiences, with expert advice on how to make the most of local activities. The Berlitz Handbook series is one of the most content-rich, full-colour series' available, yet it continues to offer excellent value for money: the hallmark of Berlitz. Don't leave home without this wealth of practical information at your fingertips.

India Handbook

Feb 2011 (current ed.)
304 pages


Frommer's India

Complete Guides

Written by more than 175 travel experts around the globe, Frommer's Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do. America's #1 bestselling travel series - More annually updated guides than any other series - 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides - Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries - Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design - New for 2010: full-color Complete Guides with hundreds of color photos and maps throughout.


Feb 2010 (4th ed.)
768 pages

Author(s): Pippa de Bruyn, Keith Bain, David Allardice