The colours of India: Tiger Fort

The colours of India: Tiger Fort

Welcome back! Our photo essay recounting a journey through India is nearly over, but we still have a few more to go! So far, we’re visited the Taj Mahal,  Wagah, the Golden Temple, Pushkar, Varanasi and New Delhi, and met many beautiful people along the way. Now, I would like to welcome you to the Tiger Fort. Tiger Fort, more formally known as Nahargarh Fort, Tiger Fort overlooks the beautiful city of Jaipur and the Hawa Mahal (pictured below). The Hawa Mahal is known as “Palace of the Winds” and was built in 1799 in order to allow royal ladies to observe the happenings of their kingdom without being seen.

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The colours of India: It’s not the destination, it’s the journey…

The colours of India: It’s not the destination, it’s the journey…

Greetings readers and welcome back to this photo journey through India. Up until now, we’ve visited places like the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple, Wagah, Pushkar and Varanasi, all with specific attractions – ancient wonders, sacred rivers, and mystical temples – that draw tourists from near or far. One of the things I learned in India however – and the reason for which I chose to venture away from my wordy stories while telling this particular tale – is that despite the incredible experience of visiting a famous landmark or stepping into a city steeped in tradition – the unexpected is what sticks in your mind and is what often shapes the memory of your visit. From a cup of tea shared with a wise man selling scarves, to eating street food by the water’s edge in Bombay, nothing takes you out of the guide book and into your own adventure quite like small joys found throughout your travels, which are often the circumstance of  spontaneity.

The pictures below were taken en route from one place to another and captured some of my most vivid memories of the Indian people. The beauty, and the colours of a people so diverse that no story, no one history and certainly no blog written by a wandering giraffe can possibly do them justice. So, instead, here is a sample of my (informal) encounters with the people of India as seen en route from one destination to the next…

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The colours of India: Varanasi

The colours of India: Varanasi

This is the continuation of a photo essay documenting my travels through India! Grab a cup of chai and join me on my journey… don’t forget to visit the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple, Wagah, and Pushkar while you’re here!

We have now arrived in Varanasi; one of, if not the, most sacred place in all of India.

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