One of the reasons I bought a Kindle was because I take a three week trip every year and have grown tired of lugging around 10 lbs. of books. I like to take long distance trains, and I like to read on the train.
Theoretically the Kindle should be ideal for travel guides. Light, searchable, what could go wrong? Apparently, quite a lot.
In sum, here are the problems with the Kindle version of this travel guide:
1. Maps are unreadable. Either they are condensed onto one page (with miniscule type that is unreadable with a magnifying glass. I actually took a magnifying glass and tried to read it. I couldn't) or split haphazardly where one map is on several pages.
2. Lists are unreadable. Apparently, no one paid attention to formatting the page margins of, say, the list of trains that leave Delhi. The name of the train is listed, as is the fare, but then it cuts off, literally in mid-word. It costs 200 rupees to go to Udai...> Where exactly? I think it means Udaipur, but I can't be sure. Also, I have no idea how long it takes to get to Udai.... This is true for every single such list in the book.
3. The table of contents doesn't really work. Links are nonintuitive and don't really work. In some sections links work differently than the analagous links in other sections.
4. In fact, searching the book is pretty much useless. If you enter Pushkar, it gives you a list of every time the word "Pushkar" appears in the book. Introduction, side notes, glossary, it doesn't care. It also gives you a tiny snippet of text, but not enough to identify if clicking on that will take you to the section on Pushkar, where you can find a hotel, or the index, or some inane note in the beginning in a section about agricultural fairs in India where Pushkar gets mentioned.
All in all, the job of taking this from the print to the Kindle format seems to have been done haphazardly, by separate teams of IT people that apparently never talked to each other, nor compared notes. Additionally, and this I find really unbelievable, apparently no one at LP actually proofread this book. The map and list problems aren't minor. They jump out at you about five minutes after you start reading the book, and they persist.
So, after dropping twenty bucks or so on this thing, I actually had to go and spend more money to pick up the print copy. So I paid for the book, twice.
As far as content goes, it's pretty decent. LP standard, which is better than most. But as far as buying the Kindle edition goes, I cannot recommend against it strongly enough.