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Incredible India in 21 photos – warning, wanderlust alert!

India travel photography - 21 photos to make you book a flight!

Travel in India is a guaranteed memorable adventure. There is no other place like India and long after you leave it will remain with you, through vivid memories in dazzling colours.

India’s special essence is made up of a combination of its people, buildings, temples, streets, beaches, criss-crossing railway tracks and dust – it all comes together to create something special that no camera can truly capture.

Despite that, here are some photographs from India that are sure to invoke your wanderlust.

INDIA’S AGRA

 

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Northern India’s city of Agra is home to the infamous Taj Mahal, India’s most recognisable landmark, and a sight not to be missed. But Agra isn’t just about the Taj Mahal, the city also houses the Red Fort, extremely friendly people and the stunning, and very under-rated, Baby Taj.

The Baby Taj in Agra is beautiful. Far quieter and tranquil than its bigger sister, it’s definitely worth a visit on your trip to Agra

 

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COLOURS OF INDIAย 

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When you think of India, one of the first things that come to mind are the colours, as well as the chaos. It may be a cliche at this stage, but there’s no denying that the colours of India have a way of lingering long after you leave. Rich, contrasting colours are everywhere you look, from the canary yellow of a sari to the deep red of a prawn masala.

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INDIA IS A TROPICAL PARADISE

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One of the most wonderful things about India is the variety of landscapes the country has to offer. From cooler, tea-producing mountain regions to the Thar desert, India has something for everyone’s taste.

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While Goa may have a reputation for both wild parties and a chilled hippie vibe, the western state is also home to lush, tropical greens, red beaches and swaying palm trees.

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Visit Goa before monsoon season and you will be treated to a lazy, relaxing heaven where you can spend hours swinging in a hammock, taking long walks on quiet beaches and enjoying meandering moped rides around the red-dusty streets.

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INDIA’S ROYAL ENFIELD’S

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I’m no motorbike enthusiast, but there’s something about the sound of a Royal Enfield’s engine purr that really epitomises India. Any reader of Shantaram will recognise the bike as character Lin’s preferred mode of transport, which only adds to the bike’s appeal.

INDIA’S FOOD

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The food in India is amazing in the truest sense of the word. Spices that make your nose run and linger on your skin long after the heat has left your mouth, and pillowy nan breads bearing the charred scar of clay ovens are so tasty, I’d happily eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Colour-popping thalis displayed on a silver tray like an artist’s easel, and steaming beige chai in silver-rimmed glasses haunt my dreams. Deep-fried samosas eaten by the side of the road are parcels of heaven, not to mention the feeling of gulping down a fresh creamy lassi on an oven-hot day. India’s food could be the hardest thing to leave behind at the end of a trip!

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INDIA’S SPIRITUAL AND SPECIAL VARANASI

 

Varanasi - What to expect in India's spiritual city - thetraveloguer

Floating in a rowboat in the Ganges as the sun begins to set is an unforgettable experience. Taking in the life on the ghats, the ceremonies, the washing, the playing, the cleaning – all life is in Varanasi. All life and all death. Cremations and floating corpses are to be expected, along with little paper flowers encasing candles bobbing in the brown liquid.

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INDIA’S LIGHT

India travel photography - 21 photos to make you book a flight!

My memories of India are bathed in reddish-orange glow. Indian sunsets are burned into my memory, a perfect fiery globe descending in a hazy and cloud-free sky.

INDIAN PEOPLE

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India travel photography - Modi Supporters, Varanasi. Indian General Elections 2014

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INDIAN LIFE

India’s large population means daily life takes place on the streets, which hum and reverberate with the sound of people all day and night.ย Everywhere you look, you’ll find people talking, working, selling, playing, laughing and sitting still, taking it all in.

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Have you ever been to India? What’s your favourite place that you’ve travelled to?ย 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Elaine
    November 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    What beautiful photos! I love the architecture, colors, and food of India. Do you know what causes the India’s sunsets to be orange?

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    anshul
    November 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Lovely pics. Hope you had a great time here. Next time do let me know when you visit.

    regards
    anshul
    http://www.dailypassengerr.com

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    Emmalene Fletcher
    November 25, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    India has never been on my travel wishlist but your photos are so lovely that it might just make my list in future! Love that picture of the green hut by the beach!

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    Marya
    November 25, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    what a beautiful picture! i’ve never really been to india. got a minimum rest when i was flying as a flight attendant in new delhi but i never really got a chance to explore it. i love how colorful it is! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Jules @shadesofcourage.com
    November 26, 2017 at 6:54 am

    What an awesome post and the photos make India come to life.

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    IVy
    November 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I had no idea about the Baby Taj until your post! Indian food’s one of our favourite cuisines but we’ve never had the real deal in India. Would love to travel there just to pig out!

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    Dany
    November 28, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I always wanted to see the Taj Mahal but you showed here a side of Agra I didn’t know. It looks very interesting and full of colors. Besides, my husband would definitely love to rent a motorbike to tour the area!!
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    Panchami
    November 29, 2017 at 10:57 am

    You are absolutely right about the Royal Enfield. Owning this majestic beast is an aspiration of many youngsters in India. As a teenager, I was crazy about this bike! And yes, Indian curries, though spicy is one of the most delicious things anyone can have ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cheers!

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    amit
    November 29, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    You have captured some great shots here, I’ve not been to India myself but I do know from reading other blogs and from knowing people who have traveled there it’s an infectious place with the food, the color, the history, architecture and the landscape is just a travelers dream. I will get out there one day ๐Ÿ˜€
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    Jes
    December 1, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Love your photo-story. Lots of interesting elements and aspects captured beautifully on your pictures. And I have to agree with you and some other readers – there is nothing like a true Indian curry (and for me also butter chicken).

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    Jim Jones
    December 1, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Your photos are amazing! I love that they don’t look like typical tourist snapshots…you really tell a story with all the images. My two favorites are the silhouette of the person with the baseball cap against the orange sky, and the black and white of the seated man and standing woman talking. AWESOME. Well done.

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    Mary
    December 1, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Such great photographs! I feel like you really captured the people. And that thali looks amazing.

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