Views I'll Never Forget
Collected by Audrey Wilson
Pajavgiran Mohalla, Amarsinghpura, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India
The Natural Camel Research Centre in Bikaner has hundreds of camels (including the infamous "Mr. Bikaner" who is chosen each year as the handsomest camel). The shop offers a variety of camel products including camel milk-ice cream and scarves made...
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...
Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022
In Pushkar, drought and failed urban planning have devastated the town's sacred lake, leaving it bone dry save for the bathing ghats which lie on what was once the water's edge. Standing beside one of the few remaining reservoirs, I watch as five...
Purani Mandi, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
I knew before visiting the Taj Mahal that I wanted one "classic" shot of the structure from the front. What I did not realize is how blissful the marble reflects the early morning light from behind. After taking a couple of shots of the front I...
Vagator, Goa 403519, India
While touring around Vagator in Goa, I couldn't help but smile, and snap a photo, as this happy group of children were picked up from school. The elder driver of the scooter arrived, and was sitting outside as class was being dismissed. I watched...
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...
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nehru Nagar, Civil Lines, SHIV SHAKTI ENTERPRISES, SF-13A KAILASH PLAZA SHAH MARKET AGRA, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002, India
Traveling the backroads between Jaipur and Agra India, we drove through many small towns that just seemed like spots along the road. Each one seemed to have an area where folks would gather and set up their carts and sell their fruits and...
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...
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...
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....