Western India is Big. It’s Bollywood and Big Business, and Gujarat and its Big Achievements, Goa and its Big Beaches, Madhya Pradesh and its Big Heart. But is that all it is: Big Billboards and Big Hype? Hugh and Colleen Gantzer take a Big Breath and step behind the glare and the glitter and the razzmatazz. They discover an intriguing world: a crater lake dug by a Thing from Outer Space; a cool, green, hill-station where no cars are allowed; deep wells that are beautifully sculpted water pavilions; the only wilderness in the world where the rare Asian Lion still roams free; a walled town in the desert with curiously painted houses; a sacred city where Time is worshipped.
This is not just a travel guide. This is an informal conversation with two people who like discovering new places, having new experiences in old places, asking questions, and giving their own, often provocative, answers.