Welcome to India — home to more than a billion people and more than a billion photo opportunities. If you’re thinking of visiting this dynamic, spectacular, bamboozling country, pack an extra memory card. Here is my photo essay of India, part one:
In This India Photo Essay You Will Discover:
- The Architecture of the North
- The Confounding Cities
- The Beaches of Goa
After a month of touring India it is fair to say I have barely scraped the surface of this fascinating country. I already have plans to return to continue my exploration. As my tuk-tuk driver in Jaipur asked, “What is impossible in India?” (I guessed: silence.)
“No, that is possible.” (It is, I would find out.)
“The answer, my friend — is nothing. Nothing is impossible in India.”
He was right.
The Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
If you accept a Sikh offering, you gotta eat it…
Inside the busy Old Fort, Agra.
Walking up the stairs of Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid.
Jama Masjid, one of Delhi’s most wonderful mosques.
In awe of the world’s most beautiful building.
More than 20,000 people worked to build the Taj. Shah Jahan, the man behind it all, said, “It made the sun and moon shed tears from their eyes.” I agree.
Taj Mahal close-up: staggering in grandeur.
An 1800-era Catholic Cathedral in Old Goa.
Moments of quiet are fleeting in the north; enjoy them when they arrive.
The “peasant’s view” of the Taj Mahal.
Jaipur’s chaotic streets, as seen from the Hawa Mahal.
The smoggy city of Jaipur, as seen from Nahargarh.
The Baby Taj, Agra’s third-most-popular attraction.
Inside the imposing walls of Jaipur’s Amber Fort.
Looking out over Jaipur’s Amber Fort.
Amber Fort, on the outskirts of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Ah, Goa. There’s nowhere like it.