The Road Less Travelled: 1,000 Amazing Places Off the Tourist Trail. Foreword by Bill Bryson (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
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From alternatives to the Carnival in Rio and the beaches of Thailand to substitutes for the most visited national parks and over-rated restaurants, "The Road Less Travelled" will help you find less crowded, sometimes less expensive and often more spectacular and rewarding places to visit. Presenting 1,000 fascinating alternatives to hundreds of well-known tourist destinations and sights, this compact edition of the bestselling guide brings vibrant cities, enchanting sights, breathtaking natural wonders and unforgettable experiences to life. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by Bill Bryson, "The Road Less Travelled" is divided by theme to help you find what you're looking for - Ancient and Historical Sights, Festivals and Parties, Great Journeys, Architectural Marvels, Natural Wonders, Beaches, Sports and Activities, Art and Culture, and Cities. And it's packed with informative narrative and stunning photography, plus practical advice on where to stay, where to eat, when to go and useful 'need to Know' facts to ensure that you get the most out of your time away. Escape the everyday and embrace the new with "The Road Less Travelled".
Caves, Ellora 4IBOHIBJ $)*/" #"/%&-*&3 /"5*0/".0/6.&/5 )POH,POH 12th to 16th centuries DAYTIME TEMPERATURES NEED TO KNOW $"/"%" DATE OF CONSTRUCTION DAYTIME TEMPERATURES Jan: 2°C (34°F); Apr: 16°C (61°F); Jul: 28°C (82°F); Oct: 16°C (61°F) Kailasa Temple, Carpenter’s Caves, India NEED TO KNOW NEED TO KNOW LOCATION In the province of Henan in north-central China, 13 km (8 miles) south of the city of Luoyang Bandelier’s Rock-cut Pueblos -PT"OHFMFT Jan: -2°C (28°F); Apr: 7°C
beautiful landscape bisected by the meandering Tungabhadra river and studded with rocky hills and gigantic boulders said to have been tossed down by the armies of the Hindu god Hanuman in a superhuman show of strength. Practical Information Getting There The nearest major airport is at Bangalore, which receives both domestic and international flights. From here, there are regular trains to the city of Hospet, which is close to the ancient site. When to Go The best time to visit is in the dry
celebrations seem quiet by comparison. The fortnight-long shindig has nonChristian roots, but these days it is held in honour of the Christ Child, Santo Niño, who was introduced to the islanders by the Spanish in the 19th century. Ati-Atihan’s distinguishing feature is that the revellers all paint their faces black. The story goes that in the 13th century, a band of roaming Malay tribesmen came to the island of Panay to escape from trouble in Borneo. Here they met the islanders, the Ati people,
festival runs for 17 days every October "6453"-*" VISITORS PER YEAR Around 475,000 DAYTIME TEMPERATURE 19°C (67°F) in October 1FSUI "EFMBJEF 4ZEOFZ $BOCFSSB .&-#063/& The Melbourne International Arts Festival is Australia’s foremost celebration of global performing and visual arts. Established in 1986 as a sister festival to the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy (see pp268–9), and the Spoleto Festival USA, in Charleston, South Carolina (whose “two worlds” are those of European
most remote regions of the Apolobamba range. The settlement at Jatunpampa, inhabited by three families and their sheep, alpacas and horses, is a convenient FORGET THE INCA TRAIL? stopover where trekkers can catch trout for their supper barehanded in the Atumpampa river. Although this 115-km (71-mile) trek can be tackled in either direction, the south-to-north option offers great views that improve daily and passes that increase in elevation, with the Sunchuli pass, the highest of the whole trek