Discerning on-site guide to the sights and monuments of Gujarat, with referenced map, full background information on Indian history, culture and religions, and eating and accommodation tips.
This is a chapter from Blue Guide India: the best guide for the independent traveller to India's art, architecture and history. According to William Dalrymple, who wrote the foreword: "I can vouch for its accuracy and novelty – the Indian guide which reaches the long-forgotten wonders ignored by other guides, and the best possible guide to off-the-beaten-track India."
Written by the BBC's Sam Miller. Highlights include Ahmedabad and its Le Corbusier architecture, the deserted jungle city of Champaner, the Harappan sites of Dholavira and Lothal, the former Portuguese enclaves of Diu and Daman, the famous step-well of Patan and the Jain pilgrimage town of Palitana.