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    31 Books That Will Take You On An Adventure Even If You Can’t Travel Right Now

    These will keep you entertained till your next big trip.

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    1. A Moveable Feast by Lonely Planet - ₹915

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    If you love food as much as you travel and love exploring the different cuisines of the places you visit, you'll thoroughly enjoy this compilations of stories by chefs from around the world, who share their love of food and give you a glimpse of the culture behind it. Get it here.

    2. The Lost City of Z by David Grann - ₹280

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    This book documents the story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, who spent his life exploring the Amazon and was convinced of the existence of a complex civilisation within the forest. He set out with his son on an adventure to find it, and they were never seen again. Countless explorers, including Grann, tried to trace their footsteps and finish Fawcett's work. If you love exploration and adventure, this book is for you. Get it here.

    3. The Cat Who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers - ₹923

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    Meet Norton, a cat that accompanies his human on travels, filmmaking trips and even helps him in his love life. This adorably humorous book will help lift your spirits and look forward to your next trip with your pet. Get it here.

    4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - ₹369

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    The first book in five-part series, this sci-fi book about a man named Arthur Dent, who is rescued from an alien attack by his friend who happens to be an alien researcher. Humorous and full of adventure, this popular book sold over 16 million copies, and with good reason. Get it here.

    5. Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris - ₹517

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    This book documents the travels of Kate Harris and her friend Mel, as they make their way down Silk Road on bicycles. This book captures the true spirit of adventure, beyond perfect pictures, about what it really means to surrender to the wilderness and venture into the unexplored. Get it here.

    6. Love With A Chance Of Drowning by Torre DeRoche - ₹1,655

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    If you love to travel and are a sucker for romance, this is just the book for you. The plot revolves around Torre, the author, who forms an instant connection with an Argentinian man who’s all set to leave for a voyage around the world. Not wanting to miss out on what might be the love of her life, she leaves everything she knows behind and joins him on the adventure. This book has just the right amount of spontaneity, poignance and humour to keep you hooked till the last page. Get it here.

    7. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - ₹352

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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.

    8. The Beach by Alex Garland - ₹878

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    You’ve probably heard about or seen the film adaptation of this amazing novel that follows the life of a backpacker and his search for paradise. Trust us when we say the book is way better than the movie, and considering how gorgeous Leonardo DiCaprio is in the film, that’s definitely saying something. Get it here.

    9. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner - ₹499

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    The story follows the author Eric, a veteran foreign correspondent, who’s on a mission to find the world’s happiest places. His quest takes him on a number of exciting adventures like eating rotten sharks in Iceland and more. Get it here.

    10. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer - ₹274

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    Chris McCandless, a young college graduate who wants to escape a 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 like 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.

    11. Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love by Per J Andersson- ₹411

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    There are few stories that make you believe in true love still exists, and this is one of them. The story revolves around PK, a poor Dalit artist who while sketching portraits in Delhi meets a European woman and falls in love at first sight. His journey to being with the one he loves sets him on a long adventure involving a bicycle, some sheets of drawing paper and a lot of help from interesting people he meets on his travels. Get it here.

    12. Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer - ₹400

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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.

    13. Places in Between by Rory Stewart - ₹1,204

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    This book follows the story of Rory Stewart who travelled across Afghanistan on foot in 2002, during America’s invasion of the country. The book speaks about people’s kindness even in times of despair and how it’s like to be present in the moment even though it may be painful. Get it here.

    14. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts - ₹390

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    This book about an Australian convict, Lin, who escapes maximum security prison and flees to India. He 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.

    15. The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara - ₹868

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    The story of revolutionary Marxist Che Guevara who leaves Argentina on an adventure on his motorcycle. The diary-style book speaks of his many adventures that changed his life and made him the man he became when he returned. Get it here.

    16. On The Road by Jack Kerouac - ₹260

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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 captures the essence of the youth in that era. Get it here.

    17. The Good Girls Guide To Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman - ₹1,116

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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.

    18. Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman - ₹215

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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. This story is about how he is divided between these two worlds and finds his way back to Africa. Get it here.

    19. Wild by Cheryl Strayed - ₹487

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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.

    20. Marching Powder by Rusty Young - ₹929

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    If you love stories about crime, gangsters, guns, drugs and violence, then you’ll love this story of a traveller who finds himself in a South American prison that’s unlike any other, where families live in luxury and cocaine is manufactured. To know more about the authors crazy real-life experiences in this prison, get the book here.

    21. Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard - ₹250

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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.

    22. The Bang-Bang Club by Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva - ₹1,120

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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 died by suicide after he took his last award-winning, iconic picture of a starving African child. This book captures their story in detail. Get it here.

    23. A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes - ₹1,262

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    This is the story of a woman who took a year to travel the world. Sometimes, people’s love for travel and the world shows in their work, and this is one such book. Frances Mayes does a beautiful job of describing the world’s cultures , architecture and traditions in a way that will make you feel that you’re right there in the moment with her. Get it here.

    24. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - ₹244

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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.

    25. The Masked Rider by Neil Peart - ₹1,730

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    Get transported into Neil's journey cycling across Africa, meeting 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.

    26. Long Way Down by Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor - ₹995

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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.

    27. 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.

    28. The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga - ₹228

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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 grit, and the warmth of the people that makes you fall in love with the country, then look no further. Get it here.

    29. The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah - ₹1,093

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    Inspired by his childhood travels, Tahir Shah, decides to fulfil his dreams of living in Casablanca and buys a mansion by the sea. However, accustoming to the Islamic traditions and the African folklore is not as easy it seems. This is an endearing story of how a year in Casablanca changed the life of a family who decided to take a chance on the place. Get it here.

    30. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts - ₹750

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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.

    31. 1,000 Places To See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz - ₹899

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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.