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2f, 32, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Anokhi has sold clothes and linens with contemporary block-print designs since 1970. 32 Khan Market, New Delhi, 91/(0) 11-2460-3423; 2nd Floor KK Square, C-11, Prithviraj Rd., C-Scheme, Jaipur, 91/(0) 14- 1400-7244; plus 21 other locations across...
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I happened upon this moment at a night market in Jaipur, India, which has some of the best shopping for beaded crafts, jewelry, ceramics, carpets and textiles. This jewelry stand in Johari Bazaar was crowded with women interested in the necklaces,...
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A-1, Hamilton House, Next to Starbucks Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
FabIndia offers handwoven printed linens and furnishings. N-Block Market, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi, 91/(0) 11-4669-3725; plus more locations in India and in five other countries. fabindia.com. Find modern block-printed clothing and homewares...
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Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
While traveling through Rajasthan, my driver took me to meet a Bishnoi family in a village outside of Jodhpur. This is the matriarch of the family whose beautiful silver bangles on her arms and ankles and gold nose and earrings identify her as a...
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Thar Desert, Rajasthan
So long as you don't mind a little bit of sand in your knickers, a night in the Thar Desert under a star lit sky is an experience unlike anything you've experienced in your entire life. We rode out into the desert on ill-tempered camels, bouncing...
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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Facing the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India monument, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel blends Moorish, Florentine, and Indian architecture. The historic palace wing reopened in 2010 with 243 new rooms and 42 suites, including one that houses the...
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City Palace, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007
This picture was taken during my trip to India. These two women were working in Jaipur, India.
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Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
About to ascend the steps of the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, I am forced to shelter when a sudden storm breaks over Old Delhi. An elderly Indian and I look out at the mosque from the safety of a nearby shop.
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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Travel for me is exploration. I think at some level, I'm still pretending to be a little boy playing in the woods "discovering" everything there was to see down by the creek where I grew up. As an adult, I'm more interested in food, people and...
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Plot No:602, Dr BR Ambedkar Road, Pali Mala Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
This restaurant focused on Mediterranean dishes opened with little fanfare a few years ago but now has a cult following. You walk in and feel like you're in another world. The furniture is mismatched, and there are inlaid Spanish tiles all over....
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Jacob Rd, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
The Palace on water!
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Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Yes, Dilli Haat caters to tourists-- but locals go there too. It's a permanent space set up by Delhi Tourism that has rotating and permanent vendors from many different parts of India. That said, anytime we're looking for some souvenirs or...
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Find clothing, accessories, and home decor from India’s coolest designers at Hot Pink’s boutiques in Narain Niwas Palace and Amber Fort. Its hanging fish-scale lamp by Thierry Journo of Idli Design is covered in gold leaf. This appeared in the...
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Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India
For serious architecture buffs, the Baha'i Temple in New Delhi is not to be missed. Popularly called "The Lotus Temple" because it looks like a blossoming lotus flower, the interior is a marvel of light and engineering. Be forewarned: getting in...
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Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
Shopping in India is not for the feignt of heart. Touts in the big tourists centers are often pushy, and frequently downright obnoxious. But they know they've got goods that most people are going to shell out for, and they take advantage of it. I...
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Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
When you are stuck in traffic in India, and you hear on the radio that 'today you are in the second hottest place on Earth,' very few things are going to cheer you up. This was my plight as I was attempting to navigate my way through Jaipur back...
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bheruth janata society , indira nagar , mahim east, Patil Galli, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061, India
Residents of Mumbai line the very long sea wall every night to watch the sunset. It is incredibly beautiful. Although this looks serene - there are crowds of Indians for miles along this seawall. We were squeezed in with the others - which made it...
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9, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Sewala Jat, Chhipitola, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
While still flying high after an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, I stopped at the Tomb of Akbar the Great located in a suburb of Agra named Sikandra. I had the huge complex almost entirely to myself and explored the quiet exotic grounds with...
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Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
I'm propped up on cushions in my west-facing window seat like a pampered maharani. The sun god, to whom Udaipur's Maharana (or great warrior ruler) traces his ancestry, is bathing the hills behind the lake in wedding sari red. Below me, in the...
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Malve Nagar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007, India
The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is sort of a park, full of huge architectural astronomical instruments built in the 18th century. It's a truly fun place to hang out and take pictures.
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Alwar, Rajasthan, India
Rajasthan is famous for it's beautiful architecture, and Alwar is no different. What is different about Alwar is the gorgeous cliffs that surround the Palace. Alwar is definitely off the beaten path, and not one of the major Rajasthan sights. But...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Jaipur is capital and the largest city of the largest state Rajasthan in India. The city is stood at the foot of the sprawling 300 year old hilltop Amber fort just on the outskirt of the city. Jaipur is also called the pink city due to its pink...
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Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
It's March in India and magical beings are growing all around you! So grab your camera bag, put on some walking shoes, and enjoy the parks of New Delhi. I'm sure this tree has a very dignified Latin name and a sonorous Hindi common name, but I...
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Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest markets in Old Delhi. Like so many other old city bazaars, it is filled alleyways lined with hundreds of little shops that are clustered into areas according to the items they sell. There is the fabric section,...
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Minto Bridge Colony, Barakhamba, New Delhi, Delhi 110002, India
Walking, rather than riding, through Old Delhi is the best way to experience this exotic place. Wend your way through narrow passages and see old residential areas impossible to reach by rickshaw. Just hire one of the rickshaw guides by Jama...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
The City Palace in Udaipur is stunning --- inside and out. The palace was built over several centuries by multiple rulers. Looking at the enormous white, domed and towered exterior is overwhelming in itself, but it is not until you wander the...
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E-42 & 43, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, Block E, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Exuding a warm, dimly-lit ambiance, Q’BA is popularly known as the “inner circle jewel” of Connaught Place, the central commercial hub of New Delhi. It’s a well-decorated, modern lounge/bar located in E block and offers a wide variety of...
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This black marble memorial marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation after his assassination in 1948. Known as the "Father of the Nation," Gandhi used non-violent civil disobedience to lead India to independence from the British colonizers. This...
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Paigah Tombs, Owaisi Nagar, Hasnabad, Santosh Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500059
One of Hyderabad's lesser-known gems: the Paigah Tombs are intricate, ornate, and often deserted. Members of the noble Paigah class are buried here, and a visit is peaceful and haunting — and beautiful. A photographer's dream.
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Opp Bairwa Petrol Pump Purani Chungi Agra Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302031, India
The Monkey Palace (Galwar Bagh) has a quiet serenity that stands in stark contrast to the chaos of the nearby streets of Jaipur, the Pink City. Wandering through the temple you can feel eyes on you almost immediately. These two quietly peered at...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
On the waterfront of Lake Pichola . A quiet place near the lake, to have a break from the horns.
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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...
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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606, India
For such an amazing place, Khajuraho was surprisingly tourist free. We went early to avoid the heat of the day, and found just a handful of devotees walking the temple grounds. Oh, and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the kama sutra...
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Colaba causeway is a colourful and lively commercial street in South Mumbai. There are many cafes and restaurants, jewellery, shoes, antiques, books and various other interesting shops on the street. The vibrant saris and kurtas are particularly...
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Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Upon descending the endless flight of stairs, racing to catch the last boat back to Mumbai central, I had to stop and take a picture of this woman who was leisurely walking back up the steps. I found this strange until I realized that the island...
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20-4-236, Motigalli, Khilwat, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
I'm a sucker for sparkly lighting, and after I caught my breath, the Chowmahalla Palace took my chandelier envy to new heights. Completed in 1869 during the period of the Nizams, the complex is unique in its style and elegance. The Belgian crystal...
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Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606, India
Minutes after taking this picture, I was invited to join these women in to leave offerings at the temples of Kajuraho. They spoke no English, I spoke no Hindi (except what I could manage with a phrase book) but we understood each other. I Ended up...
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Sujan Sing Park North, Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Khan Market is consistently ranked one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in the world. But don't let this deter you from visiting the collection of shops and restaurants. There are several moderately priced stores, like Fab...
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Behind Hotel Trident, Near Airforce Station, Amer Road, Pratap Nagar, Parasrampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Everyone told me to look for the block printing when I was planning a recent trip to Jaipur. So on my trip, my tour guide introduced me to Rishi at the Handicraft Haveli. Rishi's team of block printers create these incredible works of art. Each...
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Char Kaman, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
Charminar, which literally translates to "four towers," is a really important Islamic monument for Hyderabad and an extremely popular tourist destination. At the top of the building, you're exposed to a panoramic view of the city with pedestrians,...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Wandering around the city, paying attention to these beautiful windows
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Mani Bhavan, Hughes Rd, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India
Mani Bhavan is a simple old-style, two storied building in Mumbai. Whenever Mahatma Gandhi was in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934, he stayed here. It is now converted into a museum and research centre. It belonged to Shri Revashankar Jagjeevan...
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Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Telangana
Hussain Sagar is a 16th century lake in Hyderabad. While it is beautiful, I can't say it's the most stunning wonder you'll stumble upon in your life. If you're in the area, I'd definitely visit it, but to make a special trip might lead to...