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Guide to Hill Stations of India by Gillian Wright – Book Review

Odyssey Illustrated Guide to Hill Stations of India by Gillian Wright is for US$21.95 or GBP12.95. Scientifically visuals are faster understood than words. And that is what the book does.

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Photo by Peter O’Connor aka anemoneprojectors


About the Author, Photographer, Editors
: Odyssey Illustrated Guide to Hill Stations of India Written by Gillian Wright and photographs are by Sarah Lock. Editors are Madhumita Mohapatra and Sheela Jhaveri. Book is quite interestingly written. With a lot of superb photographs, illustrations and poetry suitably fitting at appropriate places. Gillian Wright has her first class degree in Indian Languages from London University. And worked for more than a decade for BBC radio and TV in India. The print and binding of Odyssey Illustrated Guide to Hill Stations of India is done in Hong Kong.

Guide to Hill Stations of India by Gillian Wright - Book Review
The book
: Enjoy the pictures in Odyssey Illustrated Guide to Hill Stations of India. The poetry is excellent and equally good is the prose. Pictures are marvelous. Information is quite a handful equally for Nature Lovers, Historians, Geography lovers, poetry lovers, tourist. For each of the Hills, there is a proper explanation of its background. And it’s history. Even each location covers the name of hotels with ample details like address, quality of service and contact numbers. At times she has offered the maps too.

The explanation of all hills road routes also makes reading more useful. In fact, it covers every place of India and each place. Rather,  after a thorough research before writing Odyssey Illustrated Guide to Hill Stations of India. Firstly, the writing is from the “heart” more than from “brain”. Secondly, that could happen only because the writer is fond of “Nature”. Finally, very sincerely she shares her love for Nature in this book.

Guide to Hill Stations of India by Gillian Wright – Book Review

Excerpts: Chamba – “The road to Chamba runs along the valley of the fast-flowing Ravi. At first high above and then beside River. The town, 53 kilometres (33 miles) from Dalhousie. And connected by regular bus services. It was the capital of the former rajas of Chamba.” Background – “The kingdom of Chamba was ruled, without a break, by the same Rajput family from AD 550 to independence in 1947. The first ruler, Maru Varma, established his capital at the Brahmaputra, today’s Bharmour. Around AD 930, his descendant, Sahi Varma, moved the capital to Chamba…”

Background – “The kingdom of Chamba was ruled. Without a break. By the same Rajput family from AD 550 to independence in 1947. The first ruler, Maru Varma, established his capital at the Brahmaputra, today’s Bharmour. Around AD 930, his descendant, Sahi Varma, moved the capital to Chamba.”

As a matter of fact, you visit all the hills of India. And get the knowledge of their history as a bonus in Odyssey Illustrated Guide to Hill Stations of India.

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