India 2014

Of all the trips I’ve ever taken, India was by far the most challenging. It’s a tough slog, a huge culture shock, and each of the sanitation, poverty, and claustrophobia will make you have moments of regret, but through the chaos is a glimpse into a glorious past, a recovering present, and a future gaining steam. Most of the great architectural constructions in my trip through Northern India (Delhi-Agra-Amritsar-Shimla-Rajasthan (Jaipur – Fatehpur – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur) – Varanasi) came from the Mughals or the Rajputs, giving this trip a monumentally historical tinge. Enjoy!

DSC_0069.JPGQutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi

DSC_0099.JPGTomb of Humayun, New Delhi

DSC_0126.JPGTaj Mahal, Agra

DSC_0151.JPGTaj Mahal Reflecting Pool, Agra

DSC_0206.JPGGolden Temple, Amritsar

DSC_0268.JPGToy Train from Kalka to Shima, Himachal Pradesh

DSC_0299.JPGOne of the many furry inhabitants of the Jakhoo Monkey Temple, Shimla

DSC_0323.JPGHawa Mahal, Jaipur, India

DSC_0332.JPGAmber Fort, Rajasthan

DSC_0368.JPGLangoor Monkeys on the Run from a Broom, Amber Fort, Rajasthan

DSC_0397.JPGDoorway of a Ruined Haveli, Fatehpur, Rajasthan

DSC_0438.JPGTiled Floor, Bikaner Fort, Shekhawati, Rajasthan

DSC_0003.JPGRajput Throne Room, Bikaner Fort, Shekhawati, Rajasthan

DSC_0028.JPGSunset over Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

DSC_0081.JPGJain Temple Ceiling, Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan.

DSC_0094.JPGQueen’s Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

DSC_0123.JPGSam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan

DSC_0155.JPGWomen at Jaswant Thada Mausoleum, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

DSC_0192.JPGThe handprints of women who committed sati in honour of their husband, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

DSC_0143.JPGMehrangarh Fort and the surrounding Blue City, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

DSC_0276.JPGLaundry Day, Ganges Ghats, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

DSC_0292.JPGDurga Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh…yep, I still took the photo 😛

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Ghat Boardwalk, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

DSC_0316.JPGSunken Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

DSC_0352.JPGThe Boatman at Dawn, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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The Sunrise to end all Sunrises, Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh