HELLO! Greetings from India. I’ve been here a month and leave soon for Dubai. Here are some pics of my time here. I have seen Punjab, Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal) and Goa. India has been a series of ups and downs. It truly is unlike any place I have ever visited and I have only touched the surface. I suppose a return visit is in order. The ups have been having Dempy (of Dempy Kaur Photography) as a travel companion (and interpreter), staying with her relatives in a Pubjab village, the home cooked meals, air conditioning and how inexpensive this country is. The downs have been both of us being sick (so horrible), heat that we are not used to and now the rains in Goa (this is the least “down” and I am going to enjoy it despite that). Also seeing such poverty amongst riches is trying and hard. I am not sure what to make of it. The poverty affects so much – the environment hurts, animals hurt and people hurt. They do what they have too. It is so different than what I know. Yet that is why I travel – to see and hopefully learn.
Anyway, here is a bit of India:
The stunning Golden Temple, Amriitsar
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib
Food at the Sikh temple
I am happy to count all the home cooked meals I had in India among the best food I have ever enjoyed.
Selfies at Wonderland Amusement Park
Display at Rangla Punjab Haveli
Traditional dancing show at Rangla Punjab Haveli
The yummy food at Rangla Punjab Haveli
Farming village in Punjab (animal foods are stored in these)
Farmland in the village I stayed in
Beautiful sunset in Punjab
Fresh cinnamon that is home grown. I had never seen such large cinnamon sticks before. They smelled amazing – so fresh.
This calf is so adorable.
The colours of India
A camel hanging around a parking lot in Chandigarh.
Display at the cool Nek Chand Rock Garden, Chandigarh
Mosaic statues, Nek Chand Rock Garden
Last sunset in Katana, Punjab
India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate Canopy
Chandni Chowk in Delhi. I didn’t spend too much time here as the rains came down hard.
The beautiful Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal from one of its many gardens
Rush hour in Delhi
Streets of Baja, Goa
Beach bar/restaurant in Baga
Baja Beach, Goa
Tourist shops and palm trees
All photos taken and owned by Wanders The World/Eeva Valiharju