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//-->IndiaTELEPHONE TIPSTo call India:1. Dial the international access code:011 (from the U.S. and Canada); 00 (from the U.K., Ireland, or New Zealand); or 0011 (from Australia).2. Dial the country code 91.3. Dial the city code (these are provided in the relevant chapters), omitting the first zero.4. Dial the telephone number.Making calls within India:All over India, you’ll see illuminated yellow ISD/STD signs indicating a privately operated“International Subscriber Dialing” and “Standard Trunk Dialing” facility; these are very reasonably priced.Your call is monitored by a computer system, and you pay at the end of your session.To make international calls:Dial 00 and then the country code (U.S. or Canada 1, U.K. 44, Ireland 353,Australia 61, New Zealand 64). Next, dial the area code and number.For example, if you want to call the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., dial 00-1-202-588-7800.For directory assistance:Dial 197 for a local number within India, and dial 183 for long-distance numberswithin India.TEMPERATUREMETRIC CONVERSIONSDISTANCETo convertmultiply byinches to centimeters.............. 2.54centimeters to inches................ .39feet to meters........................... .30meters to feet......................... 3.28yards to meters...........................91meters to yards........................1.09miles to kilometers..................1.61kilometers to miles................... .621 mi = 1.6 km1 km = .62 km1 ft = .30 m1 m = 3.3 ft110˚ F100˚ F40˚ C30˚ CWEIGHTTo convertmultiply byOunces to grams........................... 28.35Grams to ounces............................. .035Pounds to kilograms........................ .45Kilograms to pounds...................... 2.201 ounce = 28 gr1 gr = .04 ounce1 lb = .4555 kg1 kg = 2.2 lb90˚ F80˚ F70˚ F60˚ F50˚ F40˚ F32˚ F20˚ F10˚ F0˚ F-10˚ F-20˚ F20˚ C10˚ CLIQUID VOLUMETo convertmultiply byU.S. gallons to liters.......................... 3.8Liters to U.S. gallons......................... .26U.S. gallons to imperial gallons....... .83Imperial gallons to U.S. gallons......1.20Imperial gallons to liters................ 4.55Liters to imperial gallons................. .221 liter = .26 U.S. gallon1 U.S. gallon = 3.8 liter0˚ C-10˚ C-18˚ C-30˚ CTo convert F to C:subtract 32 and multiplyby5/9(.555)To convert C to F:multiply by 1.8and add 3232˚ F = 0˚ CIndia4th Editionby Pippa de Bruyn, Dr. Keith Bain,David Allardice & Shonar JoshiPublished by:W I L E Y P U B L I S H I N G, I N C.111 River St.Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774Copyright © 2010 Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. 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Some content thatappears in print may not be available in electronic formats.Manufactured in the United States of America5 4 32 1CONTENTSLIST OF MAPS1 THE BEST OF INDIA1Experiencing Spiritual India . . . . . . . .12The Best Temples, Monuments &Lost Cities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33Unique Places to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54Most Memorable Moments . . . . . . . .9viii15Exploring Natural India. . . . . . . . . . . .116The Best Eating & DrinkingExperiences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127The Best Ayurvedic Pampering . . . .138The Best Savvy Traveler Tips . . . . . . .152 INDIA IN DEPTH1India Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172India Past to Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Dateline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223The Lay of the Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30456717The Religions of India . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Indian Cuisine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37Reading India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41Bollywood & Beyond: Indiaon the Big Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO INDIA1When to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46Calendar Of Events.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492Entry Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513Getting There & Getting Around . . . .52The Romance of Rail: India’sSpecial Train Journeys.. . . . . . . . . . . . .604Money & Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61What Things Cost in India. . . . . . . . . .635Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69467891011Surviving Scams & Con Artists. . . . . .70Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . .72Sustainable & ResponsibleTourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75General Resources for GreenTravel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77Special-Interest Trips &Escorted Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77Discovering Spiritual India. . . . . . . . .82Tips on Accommodations . . . . . . . . .85 [ Pobierz całość w formacie PDF ]