Traveling is the best form of rewinding yourself. You can spend some quality time, and also get a chance to find yourself in the process. Books are also excellent travel companions. Over the past few years, travel books had an enormous influence on the way to venture out of the comfort zone and hit the road. If you can’t travel, then you can also read the books of those who have traveled and found their life’s purpose.
- Stranger on a Train by Jenny Diski
Stranger on a Train is one of the best travel books to read. It is a mix of a travel story and a biography. The British writer Jenny Diski connects the journey of two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative. The book is much more than a travel story and she meets with a stranger during her travels that in turn would provoke a memory from her life. The novel is quite philosophical, and captivating, and has inspired many readers.
Prize of the book: Rs 1,512/-
- Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho’s enhancing novel Alchemist has inspired many readers around the world. The story is simple but it is filled with inspiring wisdom. In the book, Santiago, a shepherd boy from Mexico, journeys to Egypt’s desert in search of a hidden treasure near the pyramids. The people he meets along the way teach him lessons that are far more valuable than any riches. The book will keep you hooked till the last page with a bit of suspense and fantasy.
Price of the book: Rs 228/-
- Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris
Lands of Lost Borders is a modern classic and it is the winner of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize. With an intriguing travelogue and memoir about her bicycle trip along the Silk Road, Kate Harris makes her literary debut. The author describes the trials and tribulations of a bicycle trip into remote parts of the world. If you are looking for autobiographical adventure novels, this is the best book to read for your next trip.
Price of the book: Rs 839/-
- Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy
Dervla Murphy’s travel journey is a highly recommended book. She secretly plans a trip to India. At the age of 31, in the year 1963, she sets off to India on a bicycle with an atlas. The amazing travel book is based on the daily diary that she kept while riding through the roads of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The book is quite inspiring, and it will keep you awake until you finish it.
Price of the book: Rs 325/-
- Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Around the World in 80 days is an excellent travel companion. It is an unforgettable classic travel story written by Jules Verne. The novel revolves around Phileas Fogg’s bet, a thousand pounds that he will make the tour of the world in 80 days or less. Fogg travels across the four continents and different time zones on trains, steamers, and elephants. Even though there are worries and dilemmas thrown in his path, Phileas Fogg just keeps going completely focused on circumnavigating the globe in 80 days.
Price of the book: Rs 134/-
- In the footsteps of Rama by Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni
In the footsteps of Rama is a fascinating book with stories sprinkled with folk tales. The book is written in a simple and engaging style. The book takes us on an amazing journey from Ayodhya to Sri Lanka identifying different places, landmarks, temples, rivers, and forests. This is an amazing book for travel readers to revisit the world of the Ramayana filled with epic tales and connectivity of the Ramayana story with local folklore.
Price of the book: Rs 470/-
- Everything the Light Touches by Janice Pariat
Everything the Light Touches by Janice Pariat is a magnificent story of travelers. The book is elegant and has philosophical values explained using the botany language. The story follows four people who are separated by time and place and share a love for traveling and ecology. The readers get utterly captivated by the poetic references, and the journeys of the four main characters which brings forth a sense of purpose.
Price of the book: Rs 519/-
Conclusion: These are some of the best travel books to read. These amazing travel stories will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to get out and travel to amazing places and find your life’s purpose.