By Amelia Thomas

“Colorful and colliding, religious and soothing, full of abandoned shorelines, yogic bliss and heady nightlife. Goa is many stuff to many of us, yet everybody consents there’s nowhere in the world fairly like it.” – Amelia Thomas, Lonely Planet Writer

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Inside This Book…
34 maps
40+ beaches
47 colourful gala's and events
Loads of information on yoga & activities
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
At-a-glance useful info
Beach Planner
In-depth background
Easy-to-read layout

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It is worth renting a car with a driver, which allows a traveller sufficient freedom of movement. A car with a driver can be hired from almost every tourist agency for a cost of £10-15 (about $20) a day for trips within the city bounds and £35-40 ($60-70) for a long journey (petrol and bed and board for the driver included). Renting a car without a driver can be troublesome due to the busy nature of the roads in India and the peculiarities of the traffic regulations. When asking the way, remember that all the ancient and medieval fortifications, whether well preserved or lying in ruins, are commonly known as forts in India.

The walls of ]ahanpanah, for example, were erected to protect the suburbs of the cities of Qila Rai Pithora and Siri, which must have been populated at that time. Nevertheless, the fortifications of old cities were never rebuilt and that is of paramount importance to us. Very few castles have survived unchanged since the early Middle Ages or even since the 14th-15th centuries: most of those built in the 10th-15th centuries were later rebuilt and altered. Castles were still used as living quarters until the 19th-20th centuries, and so were continually modified.

However, Bidar also boasts loopholes of a more complex design, with two openings on the outside corresponding to one on the inside. Such loopholes fork out inside the wall allowing fire in two directions, in horizontal or vertical planes. Box machicolations, so typical of the military architecture of the Deccan, are mostly positioned on the parapet level in Bidar and are represented by one merlon projecting beyond the line of the wall. Longer and more powerful machicolations, consisting of two or three merlons, can only be seen above a few gates.

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