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The Photo Archives:
Travel : India


Incredible sights, incredible misery.

North
Agra [guide]

Home to a certain stupendous grave.

Shown: Taj Mahal at dawn

Amritsar [guide]

The holy city of the Sikhs.

Shown: Pilgrims bathing in the Amrit Sarovar

Delhi [guide]

The formidable redoubt of Indian bureaucracy.

Shown: Chawri Bazaar, Old Delhi

Dharamsala [guide]

The Tibetan government-in-exile, nestled on the foothills of the Himalayas.

Shown: Chenrezig, the Boddhisattva of Compassion

Gurgaon [guide]

The head-on collision of Old and New India on the outskirts of Delhi.

Shown: Bashing bricks by hand at a construction site

Jaipur [guide]

A weekend trip to the countless palaces and fortresses of the Pink City.

Shown: Cannons and guard at the City Palace

Jodhpur [guide]

Gateway to Rajasthan and home to a fort of truly massive proportions.

Shown: Jaswant Thada Palace

Vrindavan [guide]

An intense mix of spirituality and poverty in the City of Widows.

Shown: Offerings at a temple festival

South
Chennai [guide]

The metropolis of southern India.

Shown: Gopuram of Kapaleeswarar Temple

Havelock [guide]

Quite possibly the most gorgeous island in India.

Shown: Strolling down Beach Nr. 5

Mamallapuram [guide]

7th-century temples by the seashore, mostly carved out of solid rock.

Shown: Approaching the Shore Temple

Port Blair [guide]

The historically (and visually) grim capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Shown: Inside the infamous Cellular Jail

Events
Jay and Leo's wedding

Three days at an exuberantly colorful south Indian wedding — unfortunately I only brought my camera along to the last one.

Shown: Tending the sacred fire



All pictures copyright 2006-8 by Jani Patokallio.

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