Having recently read a book named 100 wonders of India, I really wanted to check this book out, too. As most of us have gone nowhere during the pandemic, this book seemed like a real motivation to get through these home-bound days.
Name: Incredible India Bucket list
Author: Aditya Sathe
Number of pages: 140
Availability: Blogchatter (Download it for free)
I found the title perfect. Perhaps the author could have mentioned Bucket List – 1. So, his readers could look forward to another book with more wonderful places.
The author has written in simple English which is easy to understand.
It was incredibly long. But, it was a good introduction which also included the author’s personal thoughts on not being able to travel during this time.
The information is very intriguing.
The selection of pictures is amazing.
I love the old architectural monuments, unexplored areas, connections to the ancient world and more.
I got to know that the overcrowded Marina Beach in Chennai was once a strip of mud filled with mud-skippers (a species I never knew existed before I read this book). I was quite amused to know that this place is also called the Longest Sandy ‘Heaven’ of India.
I appreciated that the author has mindfully mentioned the States in which the places are located as most readers may not know each city, town or village in India (even if we are citizens).
Gir seems to be the place for us to visit first along with my son who loves wild animals. Being 4 years old, he only remembers our last visit to Bannerghatta National Park.
My favourite learning was about the ‘Xuan Zang Memorial Hall’, in Bihar, which stands as a tribute to the friendship between India and China.
On the top of my list would be the ‘Qila Mubarak’ which looks like a place that I would be totally overwhelmed with due to its size and aura.
I got to know what I missed when I visited a few places mentioned in the book.
It gave me motivation to visit all the unvisited places after the pandemic.
I would still love to visit Hampi again, without the kids.
Totally agree with the author that India, as a country, has so much to offer due to its vast landmass and varied culture.
Grammatical errors and spelling mistakes could be checked.
If the travel bug in you is getting restless, go through the pages of this book and you will definitely feel good. It will also help you make plans to visit your choice of places once the pandemic has passed. My main choices have already been mentioned above! Happy travels!
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Check out other books that I have read HERE.