India’s journey through images

India, a complete destination in itself. The vastness and diversity of the country offers many flavors through its culture and not a very primitive history. This blog showcases Indian states through images. From ice capped mountains to blue Indian Ocean waters, from tribes to the world known Bollywood, India has something for everyone.

India’s diversity in every 500kms or less makes it colorful and unique with each state have its own reasons to celebrate life. We thought of collaborating all these reasons to make India, your next Journey with no full stops.

 

India has diversity in food, festivals, apparels, languages, religion, dance forms,architecture and much more

 

 

Jammu & Kashmir

Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It’s 134 km long and extends from India to China

Hunder, a remote village in the cold desert area of Leh, falls on the historic silk route and famous for its two humped Bactrian camels

Srinagar, the capital city of J&K was described as Paradise by the Mughal Emperor Akbar due to its scenic beauty. Dal lake the famous landmark of India is adorned with plenty of houseboats locally known as Shikaras

 

Himachal Pradesh

Tabo Monastry is located in the flower valley of Lahaul & Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. It is here that the 14th Dalai Lama held the Kalachakra ceremonies in 1983 and 1996.The monastery is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India as a national historic treasure of India

Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass that connects Kullu and Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. The pass remains closed in winters due to snow that covers the road

 

Punjab

Golden Temple is the holiest pilgrimage site of Sikhism. Located at Amritsar, Punjab its called as Golden temple because the entire upper half of the temple is inlaid with gold. The temple is visited by people of all sects all across the globe

The largest free kitchen in the world is the langar at Golden Temple, which serves free hot meals daily to 50000-100000 people

 

Old Delhi

Delhi 6, famously known as Chandni Chowk , a congested area in old Delhi depicts India’s colors in heritage food, traditional couture and historic architecture in monuments like Jama Masjid,Red Fort and Khari Baoli

Chandni Chowk

 

Uttaranchal

Jim Corbett National Park is a forested wildlife sanctuary in northern India’s Uttarakhand State. Rich in flora and fauna, it’s known for its Bengal tigers. Animals, including tigers, leopards and wild elephants can be seen here during safaris

 

Uttar Pradesh (UP)

A monument and history that doesn’t need any introduction. The legend has that Taj Mahal was built in Agra by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Begum Mumtaz Mahal. Famously known as Monument of Love, Taj Mahal is an architectural marvel

Don’t leave Taj Mahal without delighting your taste buds with aloo ki subzi and bedhai sold at the enrty gates of Taj Mahal

If you are driving from Agra towards Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri is a must see pitstop. Emperor Akbar founded Fatehpur Sikri in 1569 and spend few years of his life in this walled city where his wife Empress Jodha Bai gave birth to his eldest son Jahangir famously known as Salim

Vrindavan, a holy town in Uttar Pradesh, northern India. The Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood here. It’s home to temples, many dedicated to Krishna and his lover, the deity Radha

A magical experience awaits you at the Ghats of Varanasi, considered to be one of the oldest city in the world. The Ganga Aarti, an evening spiritual ritual performed every evening at the banks of river Ganga (Ganges) is one in lifetime experience

 

West Bengal

Durga Puja, an annual Hindu festival originated in the state of Bengal marks the victory of deity Durga over demon Mahishasura. This festival is celebrated with great fervour in the east, west and northern parts of India 

Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks

 

Odisha

Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. Jagannath Rath Yatra is an annual event, which is celebrated in the month of June or July is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra. This Chariot festival brings Odisha on India’s and world map

 

Sikkim

The Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim state in India. It is at an elevation of 3,564 metres above msl at a distance of 150 kilometres from the state capital Gangtok

 

Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a state in Northeast India meaning “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. Meghalaya is also awarded for its clean villages and rivers. Its home for clean rivers like Dawki and Umngot

 

Assam

Assam is a state in northeastern India known for its wildlife, archaeological sites and tea plantations. Assam produces some of the world’s finest tea variety

 

Nagaland

The state is inhabited by 16 tribes — Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger, and Zeme-Liangmai (Zeliang) Each tribe is unique in character with its own distinct customs, language and dress

 

Rajasthan (The Princely state of India)

Rajasthan is also known the princely state of India. The state is inhabited by Rajputs, who belong to the clan of warriors. Various Royal families exists even today in Rajasthan. The people of Rajasthan have kept themselves close to their roots by restoring their centuries old culture. Being a hot and dry state Rajasthan always faced shortage of water due to which is past the well to do families had constructed step-well throughout the state to restore water for the commoners. These step-wells are locally known as “Baoli”

Rajasthan is famously known for its golden majestic forts where the Royal families stayed since centuries until before India’s independence. Most of the forts at Rajasthan are UNESCO’s world heritage sites

Jodhpur the blue city of Rajasthan

Jaislamer, the deserted Rajasthan

The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti, known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif, is an international waqf, an Islamic mortmain managed by the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of the government of India.It has been estimated that around 150,000 pilgrims visit the site every day

Udaipur, Rajasthan’s city of lakes famously known as Venice of east

One shouldn’t leave Rajasthan without eating like a prince. This is the food of Royals which is famously served as “Rajathani Thali”

 

Gujarat (Birth place of Mahatma Gandhi)

The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometers in size and is reputed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The Erotic Sculptures of Khajuraho

 

Maharashtra

Crowned as city that never sleeps, Mumbai is home for India’s Bollywood stars

Much contrasted to its illuminating rich life of stars and business families are the Dharavi Slums of Mumbai

 

Goa 

A Portuguese colony prior to 1961, Goa is the smallest state of India famous for its beaches

 

 

Karnataka

The Mysore Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore.The architectural style of domes of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic, with blends of the Hindu, Mughal, Rajput, and Gothic styles. It is a three-story stone structure with marble domes and has a 145-foot five-story tower. The palace is surrounded by a large garden

 

Hyderabad

The Charminar (“Four Minarets”), constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. Charminar is a historical place with mosque on top floor since 400 years and also famous for its surrounding markets.It is one of the tourist attraction in Hyderabad.

 

Kerala

The Kerala Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets. A labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways, sometimes compared to the American Bayou.In the midst of this landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which serve as the starting and end points of backwater cruises

 

Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southern tip. Jutting into the Laccadive Sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin during British rule and is popular for watching sunrise and sunset over the Indian ocean

 

 India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition – Mark Twain