India - "The land of dreams and romance, unprecedented wealth and unprecedented poverty, luxury and poverty, palaces and hovels, famine and plague, the spirits of the giants, Aladdin lamps, tigers and elephants, cobras and jungle; country hundreds of people, and tongues, a thousand religions and two million gods .... ".

So Mark Twain described India in 1897 and is unlikely to who is better able to tell about this country. Many years have passed, and in many respects, these words are still relevant. If you are bored with the beaches of Turkey, Egypt and the Maldives, you are fed up with "uniform" Europe, you suddenly wanted new, sharp and bright impressions, then you can safely go on a trip to India. Not the fact that India is like you, but will not leave indifferent for sure, also will bring you out of this trip is not enough interesting and colorful pictures that will stay with you for life. Someone from the great said, if in your life once was India, then you will be, what to remember sleepless nights, besides a number of your photos will be India. In this section I have collected in my opinion, the most interesting and beautiful pictures of India, made by me during a trip to the country.

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Location: Agra - Taj Mahal  Date: February 2012.

Agra, along with Delhi and Jaipur forms a golden triangle, the most famous and popular tourist route in India. In the 16-17 century, Agra was the place of location of the rulers of the Mughal dynasty, until the capital was not moved to Delhi.

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In the afternoon at the Taj Mahal huge number of tourists. Indians even more than foreigners. long queues lined up to view. And this is the case when I did not regret that he took a guide. He walked me to bypass all the queues. It turns out that the inspection of foreigners out of the lineup. Not for nothing do we pay for a ticket is ten times more local.

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Teardrop on the cheek of eternity, called Taj Mahal Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.

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Location: Agra - Red Fort Date: February 2012.

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Red Fort of Agra. The fort was built in 1565, surrounded by 20-meter walls. The fortress is one of the symbols of the power and grandeur of the Mughal Empire.

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Red Fort of Agra. Entrance gate of the fort.

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Jahangir Mahal is the most prominent building in the complex, as well as a fort built of red sandstone.

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Jahangir Mahal is made up of buildings, galleries, courtyards and underground prisons. The palace was the main harem.

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Diwan-i-Am was built by Shah Jahan - the ruler of the world, and was the hall of public audience.

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Khas Mahal - the imperial apartments, including bedroom, living room and a room for prayer. The prayer hall and a bedroom separated by a carved lattice in the form of scales of justice and a crescent with stars.



Location: Sarnath Date: February 2012.

Sarnath is one of the four sacred places associated with Buddha Sakyamuni. Here in the Deer Park Buddha around 530 BC I read his first sermon in which he formulated the Four Noble Truths. Sarnath is the place of pilgrimage for Buddhists all over the world.

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Bodhi tree, grown from the germ of the sacred tree, taken in Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka in 1893.

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Buddhist monk praying at the stupa Dhamek. Dhamek Stupa is one of those places where the Buddha gave his first sermon.

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Jain temple and stupa at Dhamek background Sarnath ruins.

Location: Varanasi Date: February 2012.

Varanasi is the most sacred Hindu city. City of light, life and death. It is said that he was so filled with spiritual power that even the stones underfoot are considered saints. Make a pilgrimage here, and take a dip in the holy Ganges at least once in their life every Hindu should. And to finish here the journey of life, and thus break the wheel of Samsara, and complete a series of rebirths dream of every believer!

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Varanasi panoramic photo.

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Boats in Varanasi are of great importance. This is not only a way of crossing, but also a way to earn money for locals, tourists ride on them on the Ganges. Price per hour about 150 rupees in 2012.

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Funeral wood on the bank of Ganga at Manikarnika Ghat. Manikarnika Ghat, is considered one of the most sacred ghats (ghats). cremation Prtsesy occur almost constantly. The charred remains dumped in the river.

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Tutor and student

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Ritual ablutions

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Indian fakir and caster.

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Boatman on the sacred Ganges.

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Eternal City - Varanasi (Benares, Kashi) and its skyscrapers.

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Pilgrim

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That comes to an end another day in the eternal city.

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Brahman. Evenings in Varanasi Ghat on Dashashvamedh occurs fascinating spectacle. Hindu priests - Brahmins, conduct aarti.

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Arati ritual. The ritual of arati, very spectacular, it is visited by a huge number of people, both the Indians and tourists alike.

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Night view of Varanasi with the east bank of the Ganges. On the east bank there and it is believed that at one time there were not any buildings. He is considered the world where Shiva forwards the souls of the dead. It is believed that the lucky ones die here completes the cycle of rebirth and death. For a true Indian is the highest good. Many felt the approach of death specially come here. For such people in Varanasi have intended for this shelter.

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Cremation process at Manikarnika ghat are nonstop day and night.

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Manikarnika Ghat is considered the main Ghat for cremation. In people with the camera sideways glance there, not to mention what would have made freely take photos. You can take pictures only by special arrangement and at no small cost. For this I had to take pictures at night from the opposite eastern shore of the Ganges.



Location: Delhi  Date: January 2012.

Delhi - the capital of India, a cosmopolitan city with a millennial history and thirteen million people. Delhi - the metropolis of luxury and poverty, splendor and squalor, modernity and backwardness.

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Minaret of Qutb Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Its height is 72.6 meters.

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Lotus Temple - a religious temple was built on the donations of Baha'is around the world.

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In Delhi, a large number of temples of different religions including such.

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Humayun's mausoleum was built in 1565 and is the prototype of the famous Taj Mahal.

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Humayun's mausoleum.

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Laxmi Narayan Hindu temple dedicated to the gods Krishna (Narayan) and his wife Lakshmi solntselikoy.

Location: Goa Date: January 2010.

Goa's most popular tourist state of India.

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Beach Paradise beach, located in the extreme north Goa.

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Anjuna is the most alternative beach of Goa.

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According to one version, Shiva carved into the rock face is one of the first hippies. Shiva's face can be seen on the small Vagator (Small Vagator).

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According to one version, Shiva carved into the rock face is one of the first hippies. Shiva's face can be seen on the small Vagator (Small Vagator).

Location: Hampi date: January 2010.

Hampi - a village in the north Indian state of Karnataka. Hampi is located in the midst of the ruins of Vijayanagara - former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. In Hampi are many monuments that once were part of the ancient city.

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Photo Virupaksha temple dedicated to Shiva filmed in the state of Karnataka, in the village of Hampi.

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