Lonely Planet’s Short Escapes
Way before I hit the road with a vengeance, as a perpetually broke college student, I recollect gazing whimsically at the Lonely Planet Guide on India, envying the list of authors who found mention as contributors to the Traveller’s Bible. Twenty-some years on, I can’t stop grinning as I, yet again, marvel at the list of authors staring back from the freshly printed pages. One familiar face jumps up: mine.
Lonely Planet, an Australia-based travel publisher since 1973, arrived in India a couple of years ago with the sole mission of preempting and addressing the eclectic needs of the Indian traveller. A hard to ignore demographic, you have to agree. Last week, they launched the Short Escapes from Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru (the latter two have been co-authored by me) at the Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. Here are some moments:
You have made us proud…Go higher and higher every day (with apologies to S.T. Coleridge)
Thanks you Chat!
This is a wonderful achievement… heartiest congratulations!! Looking forward to reading more about your escapes (and escapades)!
Thanks Rajnish! As always, keep watching this space 🙂
Utterly proud puneet…may the miles be never ending…
Thanks, Pawan. May your wish be granted 🙂
well done my dear!!! Keep at it!
Congrats …..this is great! Wonderful achievement …..
Dear Puneet, Hearty Congratulations. Now i can see that the Lonely planet will do justification to the Great Himalayan National Park as well as Tirthan and GHNP has surely become a short escape from Delhi. Hope you will continue discovering secrets around these mega cities to promote some off beat ecotourism.
Thanks a lot, Ankit, for them kind words!
Congrats on this success!!