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    8 Dec 2019

    20 Books That Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags And Travel

    It’s bad manners to let vacation wait, so pack your bags and get going.

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    1. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - ₹320

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    After ending her marriage, a woman leaves on a spiritual journey to find herself. Follow her deeply personal experiences as she travels to Italy to explore food, India for Spirituality, and Indonesia to find true love. Get it here.

    2. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer - ₹229

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    Chris McCandless, a young college graduate who wants to escape the materialistic society of possessions, leaves all his money and things behind and sets off on an adventure across America, all the way to Alaska. Read this book to feel a part of his journey as he meets interesting people, sees some of the most breathtaking views, and discovers himself in the process. Get it here.

    3. Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer - ₹359

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    Set in the period of WW2, this is a gripping true story of Heinrich Harrer, one of the top mountaineers of his time, who was imprisoned by the British during his travels in the Himalayas, but somehow managed to escape to Tibet, where he spent 7 years doing all sorts of interesting things, including being an advisor to the Dalai Lama. Get it here.

    4. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts - ₹384

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    This book about an Australian convict, Lin, who escapes maximum security prison and flees to India, beautifully captures the energy and spirit of Mumbai. Follow Lin, and his trusty right hand man Prabaker, as they enter the belly of Mumbai’s slums and mafia. Get it here.

    5. On The Road by Jack Kerouac - ₹272

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    Set in the post-war period, this is a fun energetic tale of a group of friends who take a road trip across America. Filled with stories around music, drug abuse, and literature, the book beautifully captures the essence of youth in that era. Get it here.

    6. The Good Girls Guide To Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman- ₹658

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    Rachel, who’s been a model student all her life, surprises herself when she spontaneously books a ticket to Ireland, where she has never been before. There, she befriends an Australian girl who is her complete opposite, and the two form a friendship that takes them on an incredible journey across three continents. Get it here.

    7. Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman - ₹437

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    This is the story of a war correspondent whose job takes him to Africa, and he falls in love with the country. However, he has another love back home in America, his college girlfriend. How he is divided between his two worlds, and finds his way back to Africa is what the story is all about. Get it here.

    8. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - ₹290

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    When Cheryl was going through the worst period in her life - losing her mother to cancer and getting out of a failing marriage, she decided that with nothing left to lose she would go on a 1,100-mile trek, from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state, on her own. Get it here.

    9. Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard - ₹307

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    This is a book for anyone who loves animals and travelling. Dion, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, stumbles upon Gobi, a tiny pup who makes up for her size with her incredible spirit. Gobi then accompanies Dion for 80 miles of the journey, and manages to touch him with her courage and determination. Get it here.

    10. Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach- ₹771

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    While Alice was always an independent woman, she could never really understand herself because she defined herself by the people around her. To know more about herself, she sets of on a journey to the most exciting place in the world, Paris, where she makes new friends, learns new things, and finds love in the process. Get it here.

    11. The Bang-Bang Club by Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva - ₹460

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    This is the famous story of the four friends and war correspondents - Ken Oosterbroek, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich, and Joao Silva - who covered most of the events during the last few years of the racist violence in South Africa. One of them, Kevin Carter even committed suicide after he took his last award-winning picture of a starving African child. This book captures their story in detail. Get it here.

    12. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - ₹245

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    A beautiful philosophical story of an Andalusian shepherd, who, after meeting a gypsy, sets off on an adventure to meet the Alchemist who will guide him to a treasure. Get it here.

    13. The Masked Rider by Neil Peart - ₹2,028

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    Get transported into Neils journey cycling across Africa, meeting drunken soldiers, corrupt officials, and other interesting personalities as he documents his travel with stories, pictures, philosophical musings, and a lot of introspection. Get it here.

    14. Long Way Down by Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor - ₹549

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    Another book about adventures in Africa, this was written by two friends who. after travelling around the world, couldn’t get enough of this beautiful continent and came back for more. The book covers their 15,000-mile adventure on two BMWs. Get it here.

    15. In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson - ₹699

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    Bill Bryson is a brilliantly funny and witty writer, and captures Australian culture, wildlife, and people in the most entertaining way. Anyone who’s ever dreamed of travelling to Australia should definitely read this book. Get it here.

    16. The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga - ₹227

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    If you’re looking for a story about India that’s filled with temples, beauty, and landscapes, then this isn’t the book for you. But if you want a story that perfectly captures the pulse of the country, the nitty-gritties of poverty, and the warmth of the people that will make you fall in love with the country, then look no further. Get it here.

    17. American Shaolin by Matthew Polly - ₹892

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    This is a hilarious story of a brawny lad who travels to a Shaolin temple to learn martial arts of the masters. Not only is this an account of his personal journey, but it gives people an insight onto the lives of monks in the temple. Get it here.

    18. Holy Cow! by Sarah MacDonald - ₹366

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    When Sarah backpacks India during her younger days - the heat, poverty, and pollution make her vow to never visit the country again. However, when the love of her life gets posted in India, she has no choice but to return to the place she dreaded the most. The book captures her love-hate relationship with the country, and how she finally manages to understand and accept this country. Get it here.

    19. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts - ₹799

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    If you’ve ever considered vagabonding - travelling the world on your own terms, then this is the ultimate guide, which tells you about budgeting, planning your travels, and adjusting to life on the road. A must-have for anyone who’s seriously considering travelling. Get it here.

    20. 1,000 Places To See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz - ₹694

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    Finally, the most important part of any travel is picking the destination, and this book has detailed descriptions of some of the most beautiful places on the planet, with information you will need to help you decide your travel destination. Get it here.