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A photographic journey through India

India is one of those places that’s difficult to describe using only words. But if I had to try, words that spring to mind are colourful, chaotic, spiritual,Β thriving and magnificent. It’s one of those places that is so full of wonder, it’s almost hard to comprehend. Everywhere you look, something is going on. Often described as “an assault on the senses”, I couldn’t agree with this statement more! There’s an abundance of smells, sights, sounds and textures and it never stops, no matter the time of the day. It’s fascinating and overwhelming and so full of life! It will open your eyes to culture and religion like nowhere else in the world.

If I’m being honest, India’s not the best with first impressions, it’s the kind of place that takes time to fall in love with. You need to dig a little deeper and truly experience India before you make any snap judgements. Explore the sights of Delhi, ride a camel in the desert, laze on the beaches of the South, trek the Himalayas in the North, visit the Taj Mahal for sunrise, make friends with the locals, experience the holy city of Varanasi and eat samosa’s until you’re bursting at the seams.

I absolutely adore India. I was recently looking through photos I’ve taken on my travels in India and they prompted me to put together this post. Let me take you on a photographic journey through India and get ready to add this incredible place to the top of your bucket list.

Jama Masjid, Delhi, India

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Cooking class, Orccha, India

Cooking class, Orccha

Paper making, Orccha, India

Paper making, Orccha

The Himalayas, Chandrashila Trek, India

The Himalayas, Chandrashila Trek

Tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park, India

Tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park

Beautiful Indian Bride, Saharanpur,India

Beautiful Indian Bride, Saharanpur

The majestic Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The majestic Taj Mahal, Agra

The best lassi in all of India! Blue Lassi, Varanassi, India

The best lassi in all of India! Blue Lassi, Varanassi

Golden sunsets, Orchha, India

Golden sunsets, Orchha

The backwaters of Kerala, India

The backwaters of Kerala

Palolem Beach, South Goa, India

Palolem Beach, South Goa

Grand Central Station, Mumbai, India

Grand Central Station, Mumbai

Catching a ride, Ranthambore, India

Catching a ride, Ranthambore

Monkey Temple, Jaipur, India

Monkey Temple, Jaipur

Mountain Temples, Chandrashila Trek, India

Mountain Temples, Chandrashila Trek

Karauli, India

Karauli

Orchha, India

Orchha

Candle ceremony on the River Ganges, Varanassi, India

Candle ceremony on the River Ganges, Varanassi

The kind man that made me chai and noodles on a chilly morning in the Himalayas, Chadranshilla Trek, India

The kind man that made me chai and noodles on a chilly morning in the Himalayas, Chadranshilla Trek

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Pre wedding turmeric ceremony, Delhi, India

Pre-wedding turmeric ceremony, Delhi

The fishing nets of Kochi, Kerala, India

The fishing nets of Kochi, Kerala

The lakeside town of Pushkar, India

The lakeside town of Pushkar

Threading floral offerings, Karauli, India

Threading floral offerings, Karauli

Cheeky deer in Ranthambore National Park, India

Cheeky deer in Ranthambore National Park

Jag Mandir, Udaipur, India

Jag Mandir, Udaipur

Palolem Beach, South Goa, India

Palolem Beach, South Goa

Cheeky Monkeys, Jaipur, India

Cheeky Monkeys, Jaipur

Life on the River Ganges, Varanasi, India

Life on the River Ganges, Varanasi

Devprayag, India

The town of Devprayag; where the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet to form the holy River Ganges

Agonda Beach, South Goa, India

Agonda Beach, South Goa

Bathing in the River Ganges, India

Bathing in the River Ganges

Sarnath, Varanassi, India

Sarnath, Varanassi

Turmeric Paste, India

Turmeric Paste

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi, India

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi

Agonda Beach, South Goa, India

Agonda Beach, South Goa

Gray Langur, Ranthambore National Park, India

Gray Langur, Ranthambore National Park

First light on the River Ganges, Varanasi, India

First light on the River Ganges, Varanasi

Sunset moments at the Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

Sunset moments at the Monsoon Palace, Udaipur

New Delhi, India

New Delhi

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  • Sophie Matters
    October 2, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I have never really thought of visiting India anytime soon until you’ve talked about it! I’m currently eating curry and living vicariously through your amazing photos. Can’t wait to follow along with your next trip πŸ™‚

    • Samantha Reid
      October 3, 2017 at 11:08 am

      EE I can’t wait for curry in India and Naan! All the naan!