India

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:

Punjab town

The stunning Golden Temple, Amriitsar

Rickshaw

Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib

Friends

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

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5 thoughts on “India

  1. Hey Eevers,
    It is true that India is a country of extreme riches and heartbreaking poverties. You will certainly experience more of each on your next visit. I wanted to compliment you on your wonderful pictures of India. You have captured the essence of the lovely country through your camera.

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