Author Fiona Caulfield takes her readers beyond the obvious tourist attractions and unlike mass tourist books, using this guide is like being chaperoned by a good friend. The entries are ‘love stories’ personally sourced from in-the-know locals including chefs and chaiwallahs, artists and architects, photographers and princesses. Fiona then personally tests every entry, checking that it really is the best experience in its category. Whether it be riding an elephant, assessing a fortune-teller or finding the best rooms, so you can be sure all of the recommendations have met her exacting standards.
The book design for each Love Travel Guide is based on the very first travel books, dating back to the 19th century. For each guide, hand-drawn illustrations are used and a hand-drawn map is created. Each guide is available with a paper cover or as a luxury edition khadi cotton cover, wrapped in a khadi cotton or silk bag.
Completely hand-made in India, Love Travel Guides celebrate authentic Indian luxury and pay homage to India’s rich craft legacy. Love Travel Guides are printed on paper hand-made in Jaipur and the book covers are made from khadi cotton hand woven in Andhra Pradesh. Luxury editions in vibrantly coloured hand-made silk bags or in silk-lined khadi cotton bags are also available.