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India is one of the most amazing, interesting and beautiful places I ever been to. It’s an enormously big country, full of beauty, surprises and diversity. Visiting only one place in India would be just like visiting only one of the European countries. There are all different and unique. You can’t get a taste of real India without traveling around the country.

The big cities in the North are busy, crowded and often quiet chaotic. Beautiful temples, colourful saris, flowers, children and animals running around on the streets; extreme wealth and poverty blend into each other. I the North I visited New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi. All these cities were very different form each other. As a tourist it’s not always easy to navigate and move around. Especially when your appearance makes you stand out from the crowd. The best advice I could give to anyone who wants to do some sightseeing is to rent a driver. Distances between major attractions can be very big, and one rickshaw or taxi ride can cost you as much (if not more) as the whole day with a driver. Negotiation with taxi and rickshaw drivers can also big quiet unpleasant experience. So if you want to safe time and energy driver could be a very good option (and it not very pricey).

My favourite cities in the North were Jaipur and Varanasi. Jaipur is located in the middle of the dessert and it’s also known as the pink city. Building in the city are usually pink or nude. There are animals running around on the streets, you can spot monkeys, pigs and camels. On markets you can get all kinds of colourful spices, fruits and beautiful Indian jewellery. It really feels exotic. Varanasi is the holy city, the spiritual capital of India. Pilgrims from all around the country come to Varanasi to bath in the Ganga river. One of the best experiences was the sunset cruise on the Ganga river. All the colourful Ghats, people and animals bathing in the river, a very unique and memorable moment. Varanasi is probably one of the most fascinating cities I ever seen.

The south of India is completely different. Way more calm, full of palm trees, vegetarian dishes on the menu and also culturally very different. My favourite place was Kerala. Heaven on earth. The most beautiful beaches, forrest of palm trees, exotic fruits, canals and even more colours everywhere. Some of the trains we took in the south didn’t have glass windows, and usually they didn’t go very fast, so we could easily admiring the beauty of Indian countryside.

In all we visited about 10 different places and I have so much more to share. So if you’re interested to know more about this fascinating place, my next monday traveling post will be about my tips and recommendation in India. Have a great week everyone! 🙂

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New Delhi, Red Port

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Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi

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Qutb Minar, New Delhi

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In front of India Gate, New Delhi

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Streets of New Delhi

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Jama Masjid, New Delhi

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On the way from New Delhi to Jaipur. Even trucks in India are colourful. It often says “Blow horn” in the back as many of them don’t have side mirrors.   DSC03377

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

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Kids in “school rickshaw”, Jaipur

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Camels in the middle of the city, Jaipur

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and pigs, Jaipur

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Galwar Bagh (Monkey Temple), Jaipur

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By the Jahl Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the lake, Jaipur

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View of Jaipur

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Streets and markets in Jaipur

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Taj Mahal, Agra

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Varanasi, the holy city

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Ganga River, Varanasi

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Varanasi seen from The German Bakery

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Sunset cruise on the Ganga river

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Kerala

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Train station in Kerala

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In the rickshaw, Kochi, Kerala

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Church in Kochi, Kerala

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Goa

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Victoria Train Station, Mumbai

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Crawford Market, Mumbai

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4 thoughts on “INDIA

  1. Rougeuse says:

    Great architecture and nature! Would be great if we could follow each other on GFC/Bloglovin, let me know! x

    http://www.rougeuse.com

  2. What an amazing opportunity have visited India! I wish I was as well-traveled as you are! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

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