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Incredible India: A Photo Essay (Part One)

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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.

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The Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.

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If you accept a Sikh offering, you gotta eat it…

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Inside the busy Old Fort, Agra.

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Walking up the stairs of Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid.

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Jama Masjid, one of Delhi’s most wonderful mosques.

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In awe of the world’s most beautiful building.

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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.

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Taj Mahal close-up: staggering in grandeur.

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An 1800-era Catholic Cathedral in Old Goa.

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Moments of quiet are fleeting in the north; enjoy them when they arrive.

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The “peasant’s view” of the Taj Mahal.

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Jaipur’s chaotic streets, as seen from the Hawa Mahal.

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The smoggy city of Jaipur, as seen from Nahargarh.

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The Baby Taj, Agra’s third-most-popular attraction.

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Inside the imposing walls of Jaipur’s Amber Fort.

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Looking out over Jaipur’s Amber Fort.

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Amber Fort, on the outskirts of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Ah, Goa. There’s nowhere like it.

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

3 comments… add one
  • Natalie Chang Aug 12, 2014

    Great photos.but not safe for girls ..

  • Paula C. Wilkes Jun 27, 2013

    Very beautiful India! I’m a bit scared of visiting India this time because of the news but I’m sure that I will visit the country sometime in the future. Great photos!

  • Thomas Dembie May 27, 2013

    Love the photos! I especially like the one of Jaipur’s chaotic streets. Seeing these really makes me want to visit India.

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