Fireworks, a marching band, electric lights, and dancing in the streets. This is baraat – an Indian wedding parade!
I make a hearty attempt at cramming in all the major tourist highlights of Jaipur in a single, action-packed day.
Diarrhea and India go together like rice and curry. “Delhi Belly” is nearly inevitable on a prolonged trip to the subcontinent, and I succumbed early on, suffering from a serious case in Agra.
After visiting the Taj Mahal, I headed over to the nearby Agra Fort, where the Mughal emperors ruled their kingdom for hundreds of years.
I catch the train from Delhi to Agra to check out the world-famous Taj Mahal. Hoping to beat the crowds, I wake up early in the morning and watch the sunrise over this beautiful monument built as an everlasting memorial to love and God.
Congratulations to Passports and Pamplemousse – the winner of Travel Photo Roulette #62. We received some truly breathtaking entries, but this one from Mt. Riga, Switzerland was something special.
Travel Photo Roulette Round #62 is live! Stop by to see travel bloggers’ awe-inspiring photos of mountains or submit your own entry.
Each year, the Salaam Baalak Trust rescues thousands of children from Delhi’s streets. They also operate a tour of the Paharganj neighborhood, conducted by former street kids.
Built for the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun’s Tomb in South Delhi was the very first Persian-style garden tomb in India – a precursor to Agra’s Taj Mahal.
Indira Gandhi – India’s first female prime minister – was one of the most influential and controversial leaders of the country. In South Delhi, I visited her former residence and the site of her assassination in 1984.