Category Archives: India

Monkeys, motorbikes and color: Hampi, India

Monkeys, motorbikes and color: Hampi, India

I didn’t know what to expect from Hampi. Well, to be more specific, Hampi and the surrounding area. Known as one of the best and most unique ruin and temple destinations in India, it certainly didn’t disappoint. Besides the Rome-esque feel to the many sights, such as Vitthala Temple and Virupashka Temple, these ruins are situated among some of the oldest rocks on earth. MORE PHOTOS

Gokarna, India: relaxation epitomized

Gokarna, India: relaxation epitomized

After 30 hours on a train, Gokarna, India, was a well-needed respite. Although it is completely unlike all other parts of India I have experienced, as well as completely different from what I had expected from a beach town in India, it is in its own holiday-retreat way, charming. Comprised of three main beaches and two lesser developed beaches, Gokarna couldn’t possibly get any more peaceful. MORE PHOTOS

Into the labyrinth: Varanasi, India

Into the labyrinth: Varanasi, India

For many, it needs no introduction. Varanasi: The holiest of holy places in India, where Shiva and Ganges meet. People pilgrim by the millions each year to bathe in the waters of the Ganges River, believing that their sins will be washed away. People’s bodies are even shipped to the ghats to be cleansed and… MORE PHOTOS

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