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Visiting India was an unforgettable experience. It is a country I’ve been curious about but never managed to pull the trigger on exploring solo. So I ended up jumping on a 10-day tour of Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, and Jaipur hosted by a fellow travel blogger, Alyssa of MyLifesATravelMovie (the tiger safari sold me)! This India Photo Tour tells the visual story of all we experienced. I learned a lot about India on this trip and shared a few things you should know before you go in this post Top 10 things I wish I knew BEFORE I went to India.
Of course, one of the world’s most beautiful icons is the Taj Mahal. It really is beautiful and feels pretty magical in person. Tip: get there by 5am to be the first ones in line and avoid the crowds. Also, expect to go shoeless to walk on the marble.
When visiting the City Palace in Jaipur, make sure to check out the inner courtyard, Pritam Niwas Chowk, to see the Four Seasons gates. There are four doors, one representing each season and designed and decorated accordingly.
Unfortunately, we didn’t see any tigers on the safaris. Coming to find out, they are pretty elusive during the fall and winter months (about a 30% chance to see them compared to 80% in the warmer months).
There is a lot to see and discover around the town of Amer. This is where the Amer Palace (also called Amber Palace and Amber Fort) is in Jaipur. The stairwell pictured above is within walking distance to the front entrance and worth a visit. Go early if you want to walk down the steps. Once the security guard gets there (around 9 am), it’s forbidden.
Although we didn’t spot any tigers, we did see bustling communities, beautiful architecture, and unique social norms while making new friendships and unforgettable memories! There are a lot of great photo spots in India, and I wish I had more time at each one. If you are thinking about visiting India take a look at 10 Things I wish I know BEFORE landing in India to help make your trip a success!
*All of these photos were all taken with either an iPhone 7s or Nikon DSLR D7200.
Explore more of my favorite places with the photo tour links below.