The Taj 🌿🕌 This place really is hard to describe in words. I’ve been extremely fortunate and lucky to have been able to visit this place twice, and both times I’ve had the same thought and feeling. That even while standing there looking at it from the gate, is just doesn’t look real, it looks like it’s been painted onto the canvas of the sky. The symmetrical design of the buildings is just too perfect for it to be real. And while passing through the gates as the entire view of the Taj opens up, I can’t help but hear the Arabian Nights song from Aladdin (the Sultan’s Palace in Aladdin was actually inspired by the Taj Mahal, yes I just googled that) 😅 This is a magical place, and although it’s extremely busy with tourists, it is still so well worth the visit to simply admire the sheer beauty of this structure. P.S. I was actually getting half into the bushes for this shot to try and hide the crowds, and then it just ended up being one up my absolute favourite compositions, sometimes you just get lucky 🤷🏼♂️
India was an absolutely incredible experience 🇮🇳 One of my favourite places I’ve had the chance to shoot, especially because of the vast variety of subjects, from people, to nature and architecture 📷 This being one the spectacular architectural sights we visited. This was the one day we slept in past sunrise on the trip, but it was definitely much needed. We really didn’t know what to do with the day, but then @doyoutravel found this place on google and we decided to go take a look. Ended up being on the most beautiful buildings I’ve seen. The place is called the tomb of Akbar the great 🕌
Waking up for sunrise and watching the city come to life, from the rooftops of a 17th century Delhi spice market. 🌶🕌 These are the travel moments we LIVE for 𖢻
I found the fabric we’re sitting on at the market & I’m planning to have it made into pillows once we’re home. I rarely buy souvenirs anymore (Jacob and I usually take home local spices from each new country we visit!), but I want to re-live this memory again and again. Cannot recommend enough if you’re visiting Delhi!
Getting to the rooftop is tricky, here’s how to do it:
- Locate the Fatehpuri Mosque. The spice market square is next to it.
- The stairwell is in the northeast corner, you’ll want to enter the main gate there.
- In the entryway, before you make it to the open area of the market, go up the stairs on the left to the second landing.
- Around the corner to the right, the stairs continue up. They’ll be wider than the first.
- Take them up to the roof for the most incredible view!
I recommend locating this spot the day before if you’re going for sunrise. The 5am wake up is worth it (promise). Watch our stories for all the morning magic here & exact maps location!
Holi is an ancient Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in Indiaand Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asiaand parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly known as the Indian "festival of spring", the "festival of colours", or the "festival of love". The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival also celebrates the beginning of a good spring harvest season. It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalgun, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first evening is known as Holika Dahan(burning of demon holika) or Chhoti Holi and the following day as Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, or Phagwah.
They say old is beautiful.
I couldn’t decide what was more pleasing to my eyes.
The wise old man or the green woods in ice?
The forest had a history of a thousand years but the old man was still in his young days, for he had a fierce energy.
I could not literally catch up with his pace?! The magical man left me in a cobweb my own introspection.
I decided to bring back his reflection.
I ran to capture him; to re-live the astonishing moment when he crossed me from my right.
I feel a bit more older every time I see this picture but the man with the stick has the same bright light.
But I still don’t know.
What was more pleasing to my eyes?
The wise old man or the green woods in ice?
You must have seen people making money in the mountains by offering horse rides, yak rides etc. Even in other places, you will witness camel safari, elephant back rides, etc.
There are a lot of people who despise this particular form of business considering it in a category of animal abuse.
There is a very thin line between animal abuse and using animals for making money. In the mountains, people love their animals as much as they love humans. All of them are well fed, well maintained and not at all abused in any way. (Of course, there can be few exceptions). Animals are created in a way that they can handle human weights easily.
Of course, that's not the primary purpose of their life and we should leave them in jungles in their primary habitat is what you'll say. I completely agree to this, however with a decrease in the number of jungles we are demolishing the homes for these animals and if someone is adopting them as a family member why should we object it. Isn't it.? 😇
Before you go for the option of enjoying a horse or yak back ride just see the condition of animals if they are well fed, tell the rider to not use any stick or harsh way to make the ride pleasurable for us, do not bargain for money and if possible buy some food for the animals they deserve it.
If you take care of such small things then you can contribute in a big way to the lives of these animals as well as their owners!!.
Of course, if you still feel that it still comes under abuse, in that case still buy some food for these animals working really hard for their masters. Offer some help to the owner especially in remote areas. That's the least we can do!! We can always spread little smiles while traveling also even when we are not!!!! #india #photooftheday #indiainwinters#indiaphotos#indiatravel#indianwedding#himachalpradesh#mountains#landscapephotography#snow#winter#indiaeveryday#travel#travelgram#travelblogger#lifestyleblogger#photograph#browngirl#hippie#tripoto#lonelyplanetindia#goodread#read#yoga#yogagirl