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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Wandering around the city, paying attention to these beautiful windows
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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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Bundi, Rajasthan 323001, India
Nawal Sagar, in center of the Bundi, is a square shaped artificial lake located on the Eastern side of the city.
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
In the Spring of 2011, we spent an incredible afternoon with a local shopkeeper from Udaipur, India. He brought us to the mountains near the city, where we visited several temples, including this Shiva Temple. The kids there were absolutely...
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There are so many wonderful sites to see in Jaipur, but one not to be missed is the fruit and vegetable market in the old city. Brimming with vendors selling everything from mangoes to cucumbers to tomatoes and pineapples. It's a scene to just...
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52, Jaipur Rd, Mission Compound, Gopalbari, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Holi, a religious spring festival primarily celebrated in South Asia, is what you would call, "A Color Overload." Powder is sold along the streets in an explosive array of colors, from fuchsia to neon yellow, so bright your eyes almost can't take...
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Lake Pichola, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Old man from Rajasthan playing his rebab while executing some traditionnal dance step. At the very moment I took this picture, he looks so nostalgic.
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Bhawani Singh Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005, India
My daughter Grace bonding with an elephant outside of Jaipur, where she learned the art of being a mahout.
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Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Janta Mantar, a Jaipur park for the space-and-time-inclined, was built in the early 1700s by the Maharaja Singh. The UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the old city, contains 20 large stone astronomical instruments designed...
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Near Jagdish Chowk, 14, Lal Ghat Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
How to resist to chile as beautiful and full light?
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Lake Pichola, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Udaipur, India doors are always so captivating to me. Doors and what we can see in their opening. They always tend to open in some daily life activity.
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Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
One can only imagine the royal gossip exchanged behind the pink sandstone screen of Jaipur's Hawa Mahal when women of the royal household gathered on the upper floors of the five-story palace to watch street festivals below while they remained...
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5, Ambavgarh, Fatehsagar, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Get your Lassi here, delicious.
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
This picture is a case of unexpectedly perfect timing. As I stood on the road in Jaipur with my iPhone, waiting to capture the elephants on their way to the Holi elephant festival, this elephant spurted water from its trunk at the exact moment I...
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Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
In India, the family car is usually a motorcycle. It's not unusual to see two, three, four people crowded onto a motorcycle. A family of six, however, scores high on a photographer's hit list.
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
After taking an exhilarating elephant ride up to the fort, we were lucky enough to have gotten there before a lot of other tourists. As we explored farther and farther into the fort, it seemed like it belonged to us alone. The colorful sandstone...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Rising from a rocky hillside 11 kilometers (almost 7 miles) northeast of Jaipur, Amber's formidable fortress was financed with war booty when it was built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1592. More palace than fort, the magnificent edifice testifies to...
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Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India
Located not too far from the ever-popular Taj Mahal, the city of Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage site that was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The quiet, deserted city is also a shining example of the Mughal architecture that...
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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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5, Veer Durga Das Nagar, Paota C Road,, Durga Das Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342004, India
Our driver recommended that we go to Kiran Vilas where he works part-time as they were having a large party with the family and guests for New Years. At first we were a little skeptical: "This is the guy who asked if you are taking 'the pill', I...
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B1/163, Nagwa Road, Assi ghat, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Varanasi is a city of beautiful chaos. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, it's one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and also one of the holiest. The river is the pulse of the city and it's worth setting your alarm...
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Nizamuddin, K Block, Sector 18, Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 110013, India
Don't leave India without taking an overnight trip on a train. The rail network is expansive, and can get you just about anywhere in the country for a few bucks. It seems like everyone we met was amazing, inviting, outgoing. We drank chai all...
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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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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
While cruising on boat on Lake Pichola snapped this photo of a English girl on holiday with her family
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Jiyai, Rajasthan 345001, India
On the way to our camel safari pick-up location, we stopped at a Rajasthani village south-west of Jaisalmer. Immediately the village leader and these children came out to see us. We talked and had fun with them. The women in the picture gave us...
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Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
With over 200 million Muslims in India, the country has no shortage of mosques. Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the same emperor who built the iconic Taj Mahal for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal....
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D-12/211, Sector-7, Main Market, Rohini, New Delhi, Main Road, Pocket D-12, Pocket 12, Sector 7, Rohini, Delhi, 110085, India
Drinking masala chai in India. Oh, the spices and flavors.
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Buland Gate, Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India
As I was making my way out of Fatehpur Sikri, I locked eyes with this man. Something about the look on his face drew me towards him. I noticed the basket at his feet. I didn’t know what he had in the small bags so I leaned down to take a closer...
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Sushil Nagar, Patrakar Colony, Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
Blue City is a neighborhood in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, where the buildings are all painted blue. It is an extremely picturesque part of town. As I was walking around the Blue City, I came across this door. I was taking a picture of it when this man...
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Saraswati Nagar, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342005, India
This sign was outside a tea shop in the Clock Tower market in Jodhpur. Weird but wonderful.
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
For those who have been to India, Varanasi was surely on your destinations list. For travelers planning to go in the future the case should be the same. The stories you will read and hear about Varanasi are all true: monkeys, cows, rivers, ghats,...
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DIZ Area, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
If you look up the definition of ritual, you will see that it reads something like: done in accordance with social custom or normal protocol. Upon landing in New Delhi, I quickly realized that my usual daily 'rituals' would be turned on their head...
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Khari Baoli Rd, Gadodia Market, Katra Pedan, Fatehpuri, Old Delhi, Delhi, 110006, India
After some crazy rickshaw driving and bargaining, we finally reached Khari Baoli. The morning sun was now creating rays of light that illuminated the swirls of dust.
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Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
These men were getting haircuts in a makeshift barber shop in the streets of Old Delhi. Weird but wonderful.
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Taj East Gate Road, Near Taj Mahal, Paktola, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
If the Taj Mahal were a performance, The Oberoi Amarvilas would be the front-row seats. Just a few steps from the eastern gate of India’s most iconic monument, this luxury hotel is full of Mughal-inspired design, from the marble accents to...
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B-14/24, Mansarovar Ghat, Near Andhra Ashram, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
A man emerges from the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi, India, after bathing and morning prayers.
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Kishanpole, Jawahar Nagar, Khanjipeer, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
I travel to immerse myself in other cultures and, as I work in food, that often happens at the table. While in India, I was eating everything from street food to refined white tablecloth dining, but my favorite experience was the home-cooked food...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
While in India we hired a rickshaw driver to take us around Udaipur--4 of us piled in and it was the best way to see the city. He took us to a market just outside of the center city where locals were buying fruits, veggies and spices. I loved the...
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Jacob Rd, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
It was 6:30in the morning, a new friend invited us to walk to the see the palace. It was a cloudy day but for a few minutes the sun came through the clouds and I managed to capture the sun coming up over the palace. Jaipur is a must for anyone...
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Sushil Nagar, Patrakar Colony, Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, 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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New Colony, Near Panch Batti, M.I. Road, Jayanti Market, New Colony, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
During a visit to the "Excellent Elementary School" in Samode, northwest of Jaipur, I was amused by this group of young boys jostling for position to drink from the water spigot in the school's once-glorious courtyard. Taking advantage of their...
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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
The Taj Mahal is referred to as "the jewel of Muslim art in India,” by UNESCO in its listing on the World Heritage Site registry. The Mughal ruler Shah Jahan  had the truly magnificent white marble...
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Sushil Nagar, Patrakar Colony, Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
I like taking pictures of old doors and windows and as I was taking a picture of this door in Jodhpur, this girl walked by.
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Ghat Darwaza, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003, India
Ancient temples of splendor may lure travelers to India, but it's the colorful people whom you will long remember. During Holi celebrations, street markets burst with pinks, purples and greens. In Jaipur, women rule the streets as they barter and...
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f45 3rd avenue lal bhadur sl marg, Shri Vihar, Mahaveer Nagar, Durgapura, Nagar, Rajasthan 302018, India
While on a Fulbright Summer Seminar in India, I walked into this classroom to many warm smiles and greetings of "Hello Sir."
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SH 36, Khandwari, Uttar Pradesh 232109, India
Around the Ganges, the streets and alley-ways of Varanasi are packed with sellers of anything you can imagine. I passed this flower market on the way back to my hotel, and loved the bright red wall behind the man and his flowers. The text above...
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Sushil Nagar, Patrakar Colony, Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
I saw these colorful sari's hung out to dry in a home in the Blue City in Jodhpur. The Blue City neighborhood is a must see when visiting Jodhpur.
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Rabindranath Tagore Rd, Pathani Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
On the Ganges to witness the Aarti (prayer) ceremony. Before we boarded a row boat to watch masses come to the Ghats to offer prayers and float tiny oil lamps on the river. The moment that struck me aaas that a woman was sweeping the steps to the...
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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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via, Via Ducezio, 1, 96017 Noto SR, Italy
'The best gelato I have ever tasted' - a big statement but true. I've heard that the true test of an artisan gelato maker is their pistachio flavour and Pasticceria Mandolfiore in Noto did not disappoint. With pistachios and almonds from the...
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Corso Umberto I, 159, 97015 Modica RG, Italy
Antica Dolceria Bonajuto is has been at this location since 1880 when the father of Francesco Bonajuto introduced fine sweets of Arabian and Spanish origin to the Modica locals. Upon entering this beautiful nook of a store which happens to be the...
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97015 Modica, Province of Ragusa, Italy
The city of Modica is split into two - Modica Bassa and Modica Alta. Walking up to Modica Alta, you will be grateful for the sweet breakfast and delicious Modica coffee you have just devoured. The clubs of the small town are key to the community...