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30 Indian Photos that Capture the People and Places in India

India has to be the most photogenic of all the countries we’ve visited. Whether it be the people or the places in India, you don’t have to look hard for an amazing photo opportunity. We filled our camera with thousands of Indian photos while we spent nine weeks in the world’s most diverse land.

The People and Places in India

We started our trip in Delhi, India’s capital city. From there we toured the many places in India including Rajasthan where we explored the region’s many fortresses and slept under the stars in the Thar desert sand dunes. We, of course, visited India’s great wonder, the Taj Mahal. It was here where lenses pointed in our direction. We were the subject of many Indian photos as the locals got in line to take our picture!

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We toured incredible India for 9 weeks & couldn't stop taking photos. We've collated 30 of our best Indian photos that capture the people & places in India.

We were culture shocked by life surrounding the Ganges river in Varanasi. From burning bodies to religious festivals. The deeply spiritual city is the most extraordinary of all the places in India. Our camera was in overdrive as we added hundreds of Indian photos to our collection.

Then life slowed down as we headed south to Kerala

Golden beaches, lush green jungle and terraced tea plantations in the mountains. We even hired our own private houseboat for a couple of days as we floated through Kerala’s beautiful backwater region.

In complete contrast to Kerala, there’s no avoiding the city hoping via the Indian railway. Mysore, Bangalore and the mighty Mumbai are cities full of colour, grand architecture and interesting faces. The perfect locations for anyone wishing to take Indian photos.

And we won’t forget the historical site of Hampi. Definitely one of our favourite places in India. Cycling around the fascinating rocky landscape from one ruined temple to the next was an amazing experience. You have to go to India!

If you do go then we’d recommend a read of this very useful India Travel Packing List post by Asher Fergusson.

Anyway, you’re here for the photos! There are many more Indian photos that we’d like to show you but we’ve collated 30 of our favourites that we feel captures the people and places in India

Indian photo of flute player in Delhi
Flute player in Delhi
Indian photo of woman in Jaipur
Indian women in Jaipur
Indian photo of woman in Jaisalmer fort
Indian woman in traditional dress
Indian photo of shop in Jaisalamer
Indian pot shop
Indian photo of juice seller
Juice seller
Indian photo of couple
Indian couple
Indian photo of man in contemplation on river Ganges
Man in contemplation
Indian photo of monk chatting with local in Varanasi
Chatting on the banks of the river Ganges
Indian photo of Taj Mahal sunset
Taj Mahal sunset
Indian photo of girl in doorway
Girl in doorway
Indian photo of man with goats in varanasi
Man taking a nap with goats
Indian photo of sunset over river Ganges Varanasi
Sunset over river Ganges in Varanasi
Indian photo of beggar in varanasi
Man beggar
Indian photo of varanasi barber shop
Indian barber shop
Indian photo of game of Badminton on river ganges varanasi
Game of Badminton
Indian photo of young girl
Young Indian girl
Indian photo of man in prayer in Varanasi
Man in prayer
Indian photo of monks on river Ganges Varanasi
Monks on the river Ganges in Varanasi
Indian photo of window in Varanasi
Dog in an old Window
Indian photo of Kerala backwaters
Children on their way to school in the Kerala backwaters
Indian photo of Munnar tea plantations
Munnar tea plantations
Indian photo of Munnar Mountains
Munnar Mountains
Indian photo of Hindu temple in Hampi
Hindu Temple
Indian photo of shrine in Hampi
Shrine in Hampi
Indian Photo of Girl in Hampi India
Young Indian girl
Indian Photo of Children in Hampi India
Children in Hampi
Indian Photo of Jaisalmer Fort in India
Jaisalmer Fort
Indian Photo of Camels in Thar Desert India
Camels in Thar Desert
Indian Photo of Kelrala Backwaters in India
Kelrala Backwaters
Indian Photo of Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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We toured incredible India for 9 weeks & couldn't stop taking photos. We've collated 30 of our best Indian photos that capture the people & places in India.

Hi! We’re Darren and Shelley, a travel obsessed couple from London, England. We’ve been travelling on and off for the past 11 years. We regularly leave our comfortable British lives behind to live the nomadic lifestyle for a year at a time. There’s nothing we love more than quitting our jobs, packing our bags and flying to the other side of the world without much of a plan. Not having a plan allows us to travel more freely, slowly and without commitments. We’re now on our new and epic one-way ticket adventure to Asia but it won’t stop there. The only plan we have that’s different to previous trips is to try and make some money along the way, so our travels can last as long as we wish them to. We’re chasing our digital nomad dream. We’d love you to join us to see if we can make it work and maybe give us some suggestions on where to go next!

2 thoughts on “30 Indian Photos that Capture the People and Places in India”

  1. beautiful snaps. But mostly confined to few places. There is so much more to India. Did you visit only these places? Did you try the white sand of Runn in Gujarat, the beautiful north easter states, the forests of Madhya Pradesh and corbett national park or the upper himalayas? Well, these are just a few more 🙂

    1. Thanks Neha. They sound like lovely places too. We spent only 9 weeks in India so as you most likely know that’s not enough time to see the whole country 🙂 We plan to go back at some point so will look those up for sure.

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