Incredible India: A Photo Tour

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Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

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.

India Taj Mahal at sunrise
Taj Mahal from the Gardens

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.

Hawa Mahal or the Wind Palace, Jaipur – More interesting from the outside than the inside
India photo tour including this Instagram worthy photo spot in Jaipur  at the Hawa Mahal
Get this shot from the roof of the tattoo parlor across the street

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.

The Seasons Gate at City Palace, Jaipur
Wave gate, one of the four seasons gate at City Palace
India photo tour including this photo of a girl and camel in Ranthambore
India photo tour including this photo of a camel's face in Ranthambore
India photo tour including this Rooftop image at the Tigress Hotel in Ranthanbore India
Rooftop at the Tigress Hotel, Ranthambore
India photo tour including a Monkey drinking water while on Tiger Safari in Ranthambore
While on the Tiger Safari in Ranthambore. Photo by Will Chamberlain

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).

India photo tour including this photo of the Streets of New Delhi India
New Delhi, India
Spice market in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
India photo tour including this photo at the Panna Meena Ka Kund stair well in Agra
The stepwell Panna Meena Ka Kund, Jaipur

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.

India photo tour including Agra Fort Instagram worthy views from the lookout towers
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Amber Fort, Jaipur India
Amber Fort-front Gate
India photo tour including this photo of a man looking out a window at the Amber Fort
Amber Fort

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.

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