Who remembers my India feed back in December? That feels like forever ago and I’ve been wanting to share more photos since the day I got back. But, life got in the way real bad over the past few months and I didn’t get around to posting on the blog at all. Today happens to be the day that India celebrates 70 years of Independence, so I figured it’s the best time to share photos from the 5 cities I visited.
My hubby and I took a month off work and decided to spend not only a great amount of time with our families, but also ample time discovering our birth cities as well as a few other beautiful destinations in India. We began in Bombay (my birth city), made our way to Aurangabad where I grew up, then a few cities in Rajasthan (his birth place), and finally, Delhi which is where he grew up. Both of us left India at a young age, and even though we visited frequently since, we didn’t have a chance to explore our country the way we did in December. Enjoy this photo diary, as I take you through the views and culture of Incredible India.
Bombay & Aurangabad
Interrupted a bunch of men doing the morning hustle in Bombay because I’ve never been more inspired by cardboard boxes.
These chillies got levelsssss.
Roadside corn shopping, because why not.
Bombay has the best street food, hands down.
Can’t have enough fresh coconut water in Bombay.
Gorgeous doors just around the corner from Malad Station.
Took the fruit seller’s place because I am a proud fruitaholic.
One of the many beautiful and historic caves in Aurangabad.
Happened to match the flower bowl at Nachana Haveli, our accommodation in Jaisalmer.
Admiring the town and Jaisalmer Fort at a distance from our hotel terrace at sunrise.
These beauties selling Rajasthani jewelry at Jaisalmer Fort.
Obsessed with the sight of pigeons on Rajasthani architecture.
Must buy all Rajasthani jewelry.
Another favourite moment at Jaisalmer Fort.
We spent far too much time admiring pigeons flying across Gadisar Lake.
Camel ride in Thar Desert.
Camel caravan at sunset.
Welcome to Jaipur.
I could live in this space at Amer Fort forever.
One of my favourite spots at Amer Fort.
Details on point at City Palace.
Peacock Gate at City Palace.
More pink at City Palace.
6 am in Delhi | India Gate
This “chai walla”, right by India Gate, had way too much character to not photograph.
Ready to explore the historic Red Fort.
Lentils galore in Chandni Chowk.
Early morning chai squad in Chandni Chowk.
Waiting for our delicious chicken curry at Karim’s, a world famous and historic restaurant.
This beautiful lady in a mosque near Chandni Chowk.
Barefoot, soaking in all the peace that I can, in this mosque near Chandni Chowk.
I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely feel like making another trip back to discover India even more. Let me know if you have any specific questions when planning your trip to any of the cities I visited, I’d love to help. Also, if you enjoyed this travel diary, check out my other travel photos here on Instagram!