Things to see in India
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Taj MahalAgraThere are no words to describe its long history, its vast architecture, the purity of its materials. During my visit, a minister or the someone was supposed to be visiting, so the exhibition closed to the public in mid-morning. Beca...
Agra FortAgraIn the city of Agra, surrounded by the river Yamuna, you can find the monumental Red Fort, which was built in red sandstone by the Emperor Akbar Mongol. From here, there are great views of the Taj Mahal, it is beautiful. It is one o...
Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib)AmritsarThe Golden Temple in situated in the city of Amritsar, in the Punjab region. The procession to the temple, between car traffic and Rikshaws, is exciting. Entire families, men holding hands, naked sadhus, women singing - all with the...
Mehrangarh FortJodhpurOne of the best castles, fortresses and views I've seen in my life; a beautiful place in Jodhpur City. The strong castle/fortress on the mountain has a sublime view of the city. On a sunny day you will enjoy a whole lot from here; y...
Hawa MahalJaipurThe Hawa Mahal or Palace and the Winds, was built in the esthete 1799 for the Swai Pratap Singh, it is a whimsical structure that adds to the rich architecture of Rajasthan. The ornate facade, an emblem of the city today, is a baroq...
VaranasiVaranasi CantonmentVaranasi is a city where earth and mysticism combine. It's one of the holiest cities of Hinduism and a place of one of the first preachings of Buddha. In the city you can find everything from the most typical small bazaars to small...
Ghats of VaranasiVaranasiThis was one of the most incredibly powerful experience I've had during my travels. The ghats are terraced stairs that give people access to the Ganges river. They're always bustling with activity from the crack of dawn when the wom...
UdaipurUdaipurUdaipur or you might call the city of lakes and palaces. In my case I visited the so-called "City Palace", and the museum has valuable collections of miniatures and "Gardens of the Maids of Honour". Here you can find the workshops ...
Ganges RiverVaranasiYou can see people cremating their dead, and also bodies which have not been cremated floating down the river. People bathing in it to purify themselves. A crazy tourist jumped into the river without fear of mutation: D When you th...
Thar DesertBikanerThe Thar Desert is a large sandy region in the northwest of India and east Pakistan. Far from the preconceived idea of what may be a desert, there are wild camels roaming the Thar, herds of goats, donkeys and the people's cows. It...
Jama MasjidNew DelhiThe majestic mosque was built on a natural promontory in 1656 by the emperor Shah Jahan, with three imposing white marble domes and twin black minarets that flank its majestic central arch, it took six years and 5,000 workers to com...
JaipurJaipurOn my arrival in Jaipur I found a great traffic jam that was caused by a demonstration of the electric company workers. The curious thing about the scene was how orderly it all was as they had to manifest all of them into two rows i...
PushkarPushkarFollowing the north exit of the city and only 5 or 6km. You can see sunsets real parades combined with animals. First there were monkeys and foxes, which quickly went past us right in front: After hundreds of birds of many breeds, a...
Walk with ElephantsJaipurWhen we went to the Amber fort we were offered the possibility of riding an elephant, but our rickshaw driver recommended we wait because being a tourist site the tour was not going to be very long and it would also be expensive. Wh...
Amber FortJaipurThe fortified palace of Amber was the citadel of Kachhwaha until 1727, when the capital was moved to Jaipur. Successive rulers continued to go to him on important occasions seeking the blessing of the goddess of the family, Shila De...
Fatehpur SikriAgraIt was during our visit to Fathepur Skri, when we were in one of the rooms of the palace, that it came to our attention that some kids who we were watching what they did, and as if it was in a film one of them threw themselves int...
Jaisalmer FortJaisalmerJaisalmer is a beautiful city located in northern India. The city, sandy-colored, is located at the entrance of the Thar Desert, an amazing place where you seem to be in the Sahara, not in India, with camels and oases. The town is d...
Mumbai is full of colonial buildings, the most representative being the grand central station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria station). It is the heart of the railway network and a symbol of the colonial era with tu...
Raj GhatNew DelhiRaj Ghat is the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi. It's simple, just like the leader of the independence movement of the Inda would have wanted. It's a marble platform located on the site of Gandhi's cremation, a day after his death on January...
PondicherryPondicherryPondi, the nickname of the city of Pondicherry, is the state capital of the Pondicherry region, south India. It used to be a French colony, which consisted of 4 cities on the coast, somewhat in the style of Ceuta in Morocco. These c...
India GateNew DelhiThe India Gate is located just at the end of the long Raj Path. It's about 4 kilometers away, across from the presidential palace. On this huge avenue people come together to have picnics in the afternoon when it's not so hot and to...
Jal MahalJaipurThe Jal Mahal is situated 8 miles north of Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan. This palace can be listed under one of the advantages of visiting India during the monsoon season. Why? Because only when it rains abundantly does the Ma...
Hampi TemplesHospetIt's easy to get lost among the temples of Hampi, but despite how much time has passed, the conservation of the 350 temples is very good, so there are no ruins. There are also fortifications, a vast and elaborate irrigation system, ...
The Red FortNew DelhiOne of the main tourist attractions of Delhi, the famous Red Fort, is declared an Unesco World Heritage Site. Its architecture has several different influences, including Islam. Inside there's an Indian history museum. It's easily ...
Sacred Lake of PushkarPushkarIn this small town in India is the sacred lake. Thousands of pilgrims come here. The lake has a loudspeaker where prayers will not stop all day. The lake has many ghats, and to go to any of them, not all can be visited, you have to ...
Lotus TempleNew DelhiThis temple was built in 1980 and is the center of the Baha'i religion, a kind of philosophy based on respect and communication between various religions. Visiting is free, but it's strictly regulated (no shoes inside, only a few pe...
City PalaceJaipurThe City Palace in the heart of Jai Singh II has been the residence of the government since the first half of the eighteenth century. The large complex is a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture, with wide open public buildings o...
DelhiNew DelhiThe old city of Delhi is the nerve center of the city in many ways. It's the arrival and departure point for many travelers going to and fro by plane and train. The old city is also the center of the city for backpackers and the hos...
MumbaiMumbaiThe photograph was taken with a Canon film camera. The reel itself contains photographs of everything from the end of classes, some of the trip (including this one) and the beginning of the course. It is based on the fact that for m...
Chandni ChowkNew DelhiWe got in a rickshaw and from the small inclined seats it took the three of us to see Chandni Chowk Street. The Indian didn't go very fast, but luckily there were places with more hustle and bustle going for the floor but hahaha esp...
Jagdish TempleUdaipurThe Jagdish Temple is the most important temple in the city and a fascinating place of worship flanked by elephants and riders. A steep staircase leads to the temple. Inside, there's an air of true devotion. The devotees present the...
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