• 1. Mustard field in Rajasthan1. Mustard field in Rajasthan
  • 2. Early morning in Mandawa, capital of the Shekavati region, Rajasthan2. Early morning in Mandawa, capital of the Shekavati region, Rajasthan
  • 3. Although this was a Hindu wedding in Dundlod, the women were veiled and sat together3. Although this was a Hindu wedding in Dundlod, the women were veiled and sat together
  • 4. A dapper fellow from Dundlod4. A dapper fellow from Dundlod
  • 5. The Shekavati region is famous for its painted palaces and homes.  In Nawalgarth the keeper looks out from one of the finest.5. The Shekavati region is famous for its painted palaces and homes. In Nawalgarth the keeper looks out from one of the finest.
  • 6. Rajasthan has the tallest camels, and they are used as dray animals.  This dapper fellow sits atop a pile of fodder near the Thar Desert.6. Rajasthan has the tallest camels, and they are used as dray animals. This dapper fellow sits atop a pile of fodder near the Thar Desert.
  • 7. Rats are worshiped in a temple in Deshnoke, not far from Bikaner.7. Rats are worshiped in a temple in Deshnoke, not far from Bikaner.
  • 8. A storm races over Devi Kund, cenotaph of the rulers of Bikaner8. A storm races over Devi Kund, cenotaph of the rulers of Bikaner
  • 9. At Jaisalmer’s reservoir, at the extremity of the Thar Desert, a lone musician waits for holidaymakers9. At Jaisalmer’s reservoir, at the extremity of the Thar Desert, a lone musician waits for holidaymakers
  • 10. Keeping out the dust while waiting at a rail crossing in the middle of Rajasthan10. Keeping out the dust while waiting at a rail crossing in the middle of Rajasthan
  • 11. Young woman visiting the gardens of Kilan Bhawan in Jodhpur11. Young woman visiting the gardens of Kilan Bhawan in Jodhpur
  • 12. Little dancer performs near Jodhpur’s cenotaph to make a few rupees.12. Little dancer performs near Jodhpur’s cenotaph to make a few rupees.
  • 13. Jaswant Thada, royal cenotaph of white marble built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh13. Jaswant Thada, royal cenotaph of white marble built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh
  • 14. Meherangarh Fort sits on a mighty rock dominating Jodhpur14. Meherangarh Fort sits on a mighty rock dominating Jodhpur
  • 15. Staircase in Jodhpur castle15. Staircase in Jodhpur castle
  • 16. Jodhpur dancer belonging to a group devoted to rearing hooded cobras.16. Jodhpur dancer belonging to a group devoted to rearing hooded cobras.
  • 17. The color and folding of turbans is of great significance in Rajasthan.  This proud man is a Rabari.17. The color and folding of turbans is of great significance in Rajasthan. This proud man is a Rabari.
  • 18. Three Bishnoi men find it comfortable to sit on their haunches, South of Jodhpur.18. Three Bishnoi men find it comfortable to sit on their haunches, South of Jodhpur.
  • 19. The great temple of Ranakpur, in the Aravali range, is a pilgrimage destination for the Jain.19. The great temple of Ranakpur, in the Aravali range, is a pilgrimage destination for the Jain.
  • 20. In the Aravali Mountains, a pair of oxen draw water from a stream.20. In the Aravali Mountains, a pair of oxen draw water from a stream.
  • 21. Even James Bond overnighted at the Lake Palace Hotel in the middle of Lake Pichola, Udaipur21. Even James Bond overnighted at the Lake Palace Hotel in the middle of Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • 22. A langur monkey is unimpressed by the symbol of the Merwars which crowns Udaipur’s City Palace.22. A langur monkey is unimpressed by the symbol of the Merwars which crowns Udaipur’s City Palace.
  • 23. The bathing ghats on Lake Pichola, Udaipur23. The bathing ghats on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • 24. You can ride an elephant up or down the incline to Amber Palace, close to Jaipur.24. You can ride an elephant up or down the incline to Amber Palace, close to Jaipur.
  • 25. A pigeon flyby at the great Amber fort, close to Jaipur25. A pigeon flyby at the great Amber fort, close to Jaipur
  • 26. The Jami Masjid, great mosque of Fathepur Sikri, Akbar’s capital, can be seen through the jali of Sheikh Salim Chisti’s mausoleum.26. The Jami Masjid, great mosque of Fathepur Sikri, Akbar’s capital, can be seen through the jali of Sheikh Salim Chisti’s mausoleum.
  • 27. In Varanasi, early in the morning, women come down the ghats to bathe and pray in the Ganges.27. In Varanasi, early in the morning, women come down the ghats to bathe and pray in the Ganges.
  • 28. In Varanasi, every night the evening prayers of the Aarti are celebrated.  One of five officiating Brahmin priests holds an incense burner aloft.28. In Varanasi, every night the evening prayers of the Aarti are celebrated. One of five officiating Brahmin priests holds an incense burner aloft.
  • 29. A touching moment– a young boy pours perfume on the grave of Aurangzeb, last of the Great Mughals.29. A touching moment– a young boy pours perfume on the grave of Aurangzeb, last of the Great Mughals.
  • 30. Young woman from Datia30. Young woman from Datia
  • 31. Young man from Gujurat31. Young man from Gujurat
  • 32. The pink Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) is a pavilion of the City Palace from which women of the harem could watch traffic on Jaipur’s main street.32. The pink Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) is a pavilion of the City Palace from which women of the harem could watch traffic on Jaipur’s main street.
  • 33. From within the red sandstone pavilion to the East, one can watch the sun’s first rays warm the Taj Mahal’s stunning white marble.33. From within the red sandstone pavilion to the East, one can watch the sun’s first rays warm the Taj Mahal’s stunning white marble.
  • 34. A mother reaches out for her son on the plinth of the Taj Mahal wherein rest Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtaz Mahal.34. A mother reaches out for her son on the plinth of the Taj Mahal wherein rest Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtaz Mahal.
  • 35. From across the Yamuna River, the white marble Taj Mahal, flanked by two brilliant red sandstone pavilions, glistens in the sunset35. From across the Yamuna River, the white marble Taj Mahal, flanked by two brilliant red sandstone pavilions, glistens in the sunset
  • 36. Two women stroll out of the lavishly decorated mausoleum of Itimad-el-Dawla, Emperor Shah Jahan’s father-in-law and wazir.36. Two women stroll out of the lavishly decorated mausoleum of Itimad-el-Dawla, Emperor Shah Jahan’s father-in-law and wazir.
  • 37. In Agra’s Red Fort a green parrot checks out the royal apartments.37. In Agra’s Red Fort a green parrot checks out the royal apartments.
  • 38. In Mumbai’s crowded Jawari Bazaar a bearer raises his huge basket to plow through the crowd.38. In Mumbai’s crowded Jawari Bazaar a bearer raises his huge basket to plow through the crowd.
  • 39. Not far from Khajuraho, the Jain temple of Parshavanath is being washed down.39. Not far from Khajuraho, the Jain temple of Parshavanath is being washed down.