Collected by Christine Katsev
Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Telangana
I am amazed that I could capture some poetic shots at Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar Lake, contrary to the fact that I didn’t quite like the city! All I remember about Hyderabad is its rush hour and pollution. However, sunset has a different story to...
Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
In the afternoons the Gateway of India is pretty crowded but in the mornings visitors are scarce, i watched this young girl chase pigeons for about 15 minutes (until I felt I had contracted Histoplamosis) until she gave up. This monument in...
Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu, India
The Chettinad region in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is a fascinating area. The Chettinars were wealthy merchants who settled in the area over a century ago and built fanciful mansions with luxurious materials imported from all over the world....
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Varanasi, a city on the banks of the Ganges, is one of the holiest sites in Hinduism and the spiritual capital of India. Many religious pilgrims come to Varanasi, specifically to the Ganges, to perform ritual ablutions and to await death. No place...
Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
This is one of the major highlights of India. It is the holiest place of the Sikh and really unique and full of atmosphere. You can easily spend hours around the temple and explore the Sikh religion, culture and hospitality - don't miss the free...
Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563, India
If you are looking for tropical paradise, look no farther than the Vivanta by Taj resort in Kumarakom. Located in the Kerala Backwaters, this resort is nestled beside a bird sanctuary on the Vembanadu lake. With private bungalows complete with...
Gate No.2 Laxmi Vilas Palace Estate, J.N.Marg, Moti Baug, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001, India
One of the largest private residences, built by the prominent ruler of the baroda state, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad in 1890. It is 4 times the size of the Buckingham Palace. The palace is adorned by beautiful old paintings by an acclaimed artist...
Canacona, Goa, India
North Goa is the Goa every one hears about - parties on the beach, yoga studios, and tons of European tourists. But South Goa, especially Palolem Beach, is where you can go to relax. The towns have lots of tourist shops and restaurants, but they...
Naya Basti, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
The air becomes crisp as you climb through the National Parks of West Bengal, India, towards this magical town perched up in the mountains. Your method of transportation: a soot-coughing toy train that snakes up the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway....
Orachha, Madhya Pradesh 472246, India
Orchha, located on the Betwa River in Madhya Pradesh, is known for the 15th century temples and palaces that dot the landscape. The shape of the towers is familiar - one sees it all over India, Southeast Asia, the Silk Road and into Spain - they...
Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad, New Delhi, Delhi 110044, India
Building began on this fort in the year 1321 AD. It is a citadel with towers, fortifications, and bastions. The fort is a beautiful half-day experience perfectly suited to that point in your travel itinerary when your head is spinning from the...
Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Known locally as the "Hippie Market," Paharganj has everything you need and plenty of surprises, too. Check out these stunning printing blocks in every size, style, and material. The proprietor of the shop, Mr. Jimmy, took us to his nearby...
Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
When Maharajah Jai Singh II—the founder of Jaipur—built this hilltop fort in 1734, he did so both to create a royal retreat and to further fortify the burgeoning city below, connecting the complex with other structures like Jaigarh...
Phewa Lake, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
We weren't quite lucky to see the snowcapped covered mountains in the lovely lakeside village of Pokhara since we visited during monsoon season. But it was a perfect way to start our introduction to the area and cross over to the trail leading up...
Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort, located in New Delhi, is a treasure trove of cultural history. You can spend hours wandering among the various buildings, learning much about the history of India. Tucked away within the walls...
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
New Delhi is a bit of a concrete jungle, and the chance to start each morning in the green space that is Lodhi Garden was a welcome way to find balance amid the hustle and bustle. The gardens were built around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers,...
Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India
If you have the good fortune to be in New Delhi in March, you can enjoy all of the usual tourism destination, but don't neglect to notice that they are all bathed in the colors of Delhi's March flowers. This glorious flower, discovered in the...
Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India
This is bar none the best store for colorful Indian clothing and textiles that I've found yet in Delhi, and as a bonus, they are an ethical shop that pairs quality dyes and fabrics with excellent business practices. Often the beautiful Indian...
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