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Magnificient India

October 24, 2018

I backpacked the north of India for three weeks. These are the impressions and memories I got from this amazing trip.

This was the most shocking part when I arrived in India. There is trash everywhere and obviously no system nor institution that cares about collecting and recycling trash.

Garbage everywhere

This was the most shocking part when I arrived in India. There is trash everywhere and obviously no system nor institution that cares about collecting and recycling trash.

Old Delhi is the most busiest place on earth for sure. It was exhausting but also pleasureable experience to dive into the twisty alleys and let your perception be overwhelmed by all the unnumerable impressions.

Lost in Old Delhi

Old Delhi is the most busiest place on earth for sure. It was exhausting but also pleasureable experience to dive into the twisty alleys and let your perception be overwhelmed by all the unnumerable impressions.

This picture depicts the everyday life and business that takes place at the spice market in Old Dehli.

Spice market

This picture depicts the everyday life and business that takes place at the spice market in Old Dehli.

Not sure why Indian tourists come to Switzerland as they only have to travel north.

Switzerland in India

Not sure why Indian tourists come to Switzerland as they only have to travel north.

While on a hike I was suprised by rain and thick fog. Exploring the calm peaks close to McLeodGanj is something I would recommend everybody when visiting India.

Hiking in McLeodGanj

While on a hike I was suprised by rain and thick fog. Exploring the calm peaks close to McLeodGanj is something I would recommend everybody when visiting India.

Even though these mountains are part of the lower Himalayans they already rise up to over 5000m in elevation.

Lower Himalayan mountains

Even though these mountains are part of the lower Himalayans they already rise up to over 5000m in elevation.

Busses connect almost every part of India. It is the most frequented way of transport. However, due to worn out and bumpy roads a ride takes a lot of time.

Bus ride

Busses connect almost every part of India. It is the most frequented way of transport. However, due to worn out and bumpy roads a ride takes a lot of time.

The scars of the British colonialism have not yet healed. This picture shows the marks of a massacre which took place in Amritsar in 1919. 379 people were killed as they defied the ban of public meetings.

Marks of colonialism

The scars of the British colonialism have not yet healed. This picture shows the marks of a massacre which took place in Amritsar in 1919. 379 people were killed as they defied the ban of public meetings.

Taking a 24 hours ride with a sleeping train is must do when visiting India. Sharing a wagon compartment with 7 other people is memorable experience. The locals are curious and always glad if they can share a meal with you.

Sleeping on the train

Taking a 24 hours ride with a sleeping train is must do when visiting India. Sharing a wagon compartment with 7 other people is memorable experience. The locals are curious and always glad if they can share a meal with you.

The train network connects the bigger cities of India. Vast landscapes and tiny villages waiting along the rails, makes one feel lost and long for exploration.

Blue train

The train network connects the bigger cities of India. Vast landscapes and tiny villages waiting along the rails, makes one feel lost and long for exploration.

The wild and uncontrolled growth of buildings turn into picturesque and colorful paintings when watched from above.

Rooftops of Varanasi

The wild and uncontrolled growth of buildings turn into picturesque and colorful paintings when watched from above.

If it floats it counts as a boat. The piers of Varanasi are overcrowded with boats. Taking a ride lets one the watch the happenings of Varanasi from a distance.

Boats of Varanasi

If it floats it counts as a boat. The piers of Varanasi are overcrowded with boats. Taking a ride lets one the watch the happenings of Varanasi from a distance.

Indian people travel from all over to take a bath in the Ganges river, wash away their sins and bury their dead family members.

Never asleep

Indian people travel from all over to take a bath in the Ganges river, wash away their sins and bury their dead family members.

During the day India is unbearable hot. During sunset India becomes unbearable beautiful.

Sunset

During the day India is unbearable hot. During sunset India becomes unbearable beautiful.

If you seek calmness and a spirituel experience go to Rishikesh. Go for a hike and explore the mountains and jungles. I started walking up a little peak and ended up in this village. Received some food for no money and spent some time gazing at the clouds. When I remind myself of that place I become relaxed and calm.

Hidden village in Rishikesh

If you seek calmness and a spirituel experience go to Rishikesh. Go for a hike and explore the mountains and jungles. I started walking up a little peak and ended up in this village. Received some food for no money and spent some time gazing at the clouds. When I remind myself of that place I become relaxed and calm.

You can download every image in full resolution from my flickr album.

Categories:  Traveling , Photography

Tags:  india , hiking , backpacking , holiday , photography , traveling

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