AGRA, India – There’s sight seeing, and then there’s seeing the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the mother of all tourist attractions. The image of the mausoleum and its sparkling reflection have been immortalized by writers, singers, photographers and directors the world over. Add us to the to that crowded list of fans. Even though you’ve seen the structure countless times in two dimensions, meeting it in person will leave you in awe. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
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JAIPUR, India – We’ll be blunt. We can’t get enough of monkeys. Our brothers from another mother are fascinating to observe and offer countless hours of entertainment. So when we heard about Galta, the Monkey Palace located three kilometers east of Jaipur, we knew we’d have to make a pilgrimage there to commemorate our love of primates. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
JODHPUR, India – An urban sea of indigo-washed buildings, Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan certainly earns its name as “The Blue City.” Sitting on an arid swath of land near the Thar Desert bordering Pakistan, the blue cubist outpost makes for an interesting contrast between man, beauty, squalor, and the natural setting. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
RAJASTHAN, India – Departing Udaipur early, we set out on a full day of travel through the heart of Rajasthan to “The Blue City” of Jodhpur. For a bargain price, we chartered a car to take us from Udaipur to Jodhpur, including stops at two of Rajasthan’s most stunning landmarks: the hilltop fort of Kumbalgarh and the Jain temples of Ranakpur. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
UDAIPUR, India – Shortly before dusk, we headed a few miles out of town to Sajjangarh, also known as the “Monsoon Palace,” the former residence of the region’s royal family that sits high on a hill overlooking Udaipur and provided us a stunning vantage point of the surrounding valley. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
UDAIPUR, India – Rolling into India’s most “romantic” city on a late night bus, our only glimpse of Udaipur was a late night tease of what the city had in-store for us. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
AHMEDABAD, India – With both a booming economy and population, much of Ahmedabad is filled with new buildings and businesses. But like most Indian cities, Ahmedabad’s true colors shine through in the old city center, a bustling maze of streets, food carts, and shoppers. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
AHMEDABAD, India – Think you’ve seen it all? We did to, until this camel drawn mobile billboard walked right by us in Ahmedabad. We’re still trying to come up with a witty caption for this one. Got a good one? Leave your best in the comments box. See it all in today’s photo gallery.
MUMBAI, India – Can you find Mike? Riding the public transit in each town we visit is often one of the most telling experiences we have. Mumbai’s trains are a reflection of the city itself: big, loud, and crowded. Hop on in (if you can squeeze in) and see Mumbai’s packed train system in today’s photo gallery.
MUMBAI, India – Our first full day in Mumbai was a perfect introduction to India. Here we joined two old friends, Leila and Sam, and took to the streets to absorb the huge city’s local cricket matches, crowds, and heavenly smells. Hit the streets in today’s photo gallery.
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