Buying Lonely Planet in Delhi

#1 Mar 9th, 2012, 09:33
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I want to buy an India Lonely Planet guide. I am staying in Connaught Place in Delhi. Can anyone suggest a bookshop?
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Yes, You can buy in Connaught Place, here is address JAIN Book Depo. C - 4 Opposite PVR Plaza Cinema Hall.
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There used to be dozens of booksellers on the streets around Connaught Place, too, who would sell it. This is years ago, but from descriptions here, I often get the impression they're still around.

Expect the price to be about the same as in the West, though you might come across older editions or used copies.
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You might be able score a used one for cheap, cheap at the Sunday morning book market @ Daryaganj.. Bargain hard!
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post There used to be dozens of booksellers on the streets around Connaught Place, too, who would sell it. This is years ago, but from descriptions here, I often get the impression they're still around.
Rs 1650/- for a 'new' plastic packed piece on the Inner circle of CP (a month ago). Wont budge on the price!
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Rs 1650/- for a 'new' plastic packed piece on the Inner circle of CP (a month ago). Wont budge on the price!
Thanks for the confirmation. And I guess that price sounds about right then -- on a swift check, indeed just about the same as here in Holland.
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I bough mine as a download. You can download it in sections, print off pages etc.

Much lighter to carry and you can write and doodle then discard.
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thanks everyone for the responses. I just bought one at Jain for 1660 Rs
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Originally Posted by MicheleW View Post I want to buy an India Lonely Planet guide. I am staying in Connaught Place in Delhi. Can anyone suggest a bookshop?
You can buy the new edition at a discount from the online store http://flipkart.com
It will reach in a couple of days.
I've bought several books from them, including LP.

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Originally Posted by MicheleW View Post thanks everyone for the responses. I just bought one at Jain for 1660 Rs
Flipkart sells it for 1277
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Originally Posted by Indizen View Post You can buy the new edition at a discount from the online store http://flipkart.com
That ought to be handy for a traveler on the road

Anyway, glad you got it, Michele To some who might ask: No, you don't haggle over everything in India, and you don't typically do over such new books.
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The Jain, its still there in Connaught, good something is stable in these times..
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That traveler might have a mailing address such as a hotel. They ship it in a day or two.
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Random Question; are the prices in Lonely Planet generally based on offpeak or peak season?

Just curious to whether a 5000 rupee hotel might only cost me 3000 offpeak ?
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Surely someone has taken notice?
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Yes, everything is negotiable in India. Go in later in the evening in any hotel that has less than full occupancy and you've got major negotiating power. Do your due diligence, shop around for some last minute deals, have your best poker face on and you will do well!

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