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Books inspired by India

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

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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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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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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.

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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.

India Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


19th August 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

How to visit Brombil Reservoir in Port Talbot & things to do

Port Talbot isn’t famous for many things if we’re being honest. It’s somewhere I have driven past on the M4 for many many years and I’ve never felt the need to stop there, but that all changed when I started to see photos of Brombil Reservoir on Instagram! Brombil Reservoir is a great place to visit on a hot day to cool down in its incredible bright water. The reservoir edge is good for children to play on too making it a great place to take children....


18th August 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

10 best things to do in Tenby, Wales

Tenby is one totally stunning, and pretty historic, fishing village that you have to see in Wales. Perched within the beautiful region of Pembrokeshire, it’s probably one of the nices seaside towns in all of West Wales. You see, it’s got a little something for everyone, from; historic castles, sandy beaches and shed loads of tasty restaurants, too. Honestly, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for the best things to do in Tenby during your trip. ...


17th August 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

16 Best Places In Pembrokeshire To Visit

Pembrokeshire is one of my favourite places in Wales to visit. Not only is it totally stunning, but there’s also a heap of historic and dramatic spots to see all across (and just outside) Pembrokeshire itself. Now, with a pretty big area to cover, it can be a little mind-boggling when it comes to finding all the best places in Pembrokeshire to visit. This is exactly why I wanted to share my favourite spots. Now, it’s likely you’ll be travelling around Pembrokeshire by car? And, to be...


17th August 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

13 things to do in Saundersfoot and nearby

Saunderfoot Beach is in the perfect location in Pembrokeshire to spend the day at or a few hours at. Saundersfoot is also a good location to base yourself in Pembrokeshire thanks to the many things to do in Saundersfoot, the amazing places for eating out in Saundersfoot and the many things to do near Saunderfoot which include visiting nearby beaches, coastal walks and going to the top attractions in Wales!...


17th August 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

16 day trip from Cardiff: Ideas in South Wales & England

Options for a day trip from Cardiff extend well into South West Wales and into South England thanks to great motorway and train connections. Day Trips from Cardiff include hiking in the Brecon Beacons and Malvern Hills. Getting some fresh sea air on the Gower and West Coast of Wales, having some seaside fun in Tenby and Weston-Super-Mare and learning about history in Bath and the Wye Valley. Whether you live in or near Cardiff, or you are visiting Cardiff as a tourist, here are the top Cardiff...


29th June 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

11 best hikes in Wales to experience

You could say I’m biased about Wales. You wouldn’t be wrong either. Wales is an absolute beauty and having lived there for so many years, I’ve gotten to know and explore this beauty first hand. Indeed, some of the best hikes in Wales once completed will leave you equally as biased as I am about Wales’ beauty! If you’re looking to hike in Wales you’ve actually got so many options. We’re talking coastal hikes, moderate hill climbs right up to more strenuous mountains jaunts....