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India 2013/14 - Page 1

The brand new Boeing Dreamliner that would take me from Sydney non stop to Delhi (photographed through the window in at Sydney Airport). Air India just recently introduced non-stop connections so I was lucky to benefit from their introductory offer.

First morning in India. This photo was taken from the roof top of my hotel in Pahar Ganj - the backpacker suburb of Delhi. It's still early in the morning, during the day the street below would fill up with people, cows, motorcycles and cars.

The India Gate - one of Delhi's many landmarks. Delhi at this time of year is constantly covered in fog, due to the high air pollution levels fog develops much easier. So the setting sun (in the background) disappears far above the horizon.

The Lahore Gate to the Red Fort - again turned grey by the hazy air.

Inside the Red Fort in Delhi. Surprisingly there was not much inside the mighty red sandstone wall, the British used the Red Fort as a colonial military base. They demolished much of the imperial buildings to make room for their own garrison.

The other Red Fort is in Agra. The Agra Fort is much more impressive than the one in Delhi. It is bigger and the buildings inside the red perimeter walls are still in tact and in beautiful shape. Like this palace and the little garden.

Traffic is always very messy. This picture was taken out of a Tuk-Tuk in Agra.

The symbol of India - the Taj Mahal. Here the entire compound is shown as seen from the other side of the river.

The Taj Mahal at sunrise. So early in the morning there are not many tourists around. Most arrive much later with the first trains from Delhi. So I was lucky to be there almost all by myself at sunrise. And took this photo.

A view of the river from the walls of the Taj Mahal.

Khajuraho is an ancient temple city. There are numerous compounds each comprising many temples. These temples here are famous for their erotic depictions. Which made Khajuraho the 'capital' of Kama Sutra.

Erotic detail of a temple in Khajuraho

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