Tag: india

May 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Seen here is the stunning Taj Mahal, perfectly framed by this nearby archway and captured by Diego Delso. The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah…

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May 29, 2014

To Mark the End of Winter, Everyone in this Indian Region Flies a Kite

To Mark the End of Winter, Everyone in this Indian Region Flies a Kite

Photograph by SANDEEPA AND CHETAN Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Flickr In the northwestern state of Gujarat, India, the festival of Uttarayan marks the day when winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar. It is the sign for farmers that the sun is back and that harvest…

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Apr 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

RAINSTORM AT THE TAJ Photograph by CHETAN KARKHANIS Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Flickr In this beautiful capture by Chetan Karkhanis, we see a sun-soaked rainstorm at the world-famous Taj Mahal. As Chetan explains on Flickr: “This is the view of the Taj Mahal from the top of the…

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Apr 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

Photograph by SEBASTIAN WAHLHUETTER Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px | Prints Available During a trek through the Himalayan outback, photographer Sebastian Wahlhuetter noticed a dog that had started following his group. As he recalls in a blog post: “This dog just appeared out of nowhere and followed us for an entire week…

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Feb 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Indian Sunrise

Picture of the Day: Indian Sunrise

INDIAN SUNRISE Photograph by ram reddy/rammorrison Flickr This beautiful sunrise capture (taken on Jan. 1, 2010) by rammorrison was taken in Kodaikanal, a city in the hills of Tamil Nadu, India. Kodaikanal’s name in Tamil means, “the gift of the forest”. Established in 1845, the city has a long history as a…

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Jul 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Crown of Palaces

Picture of the Day: The Crown of Palaces

THE CROWN OF PALACES Photograph by Francisco Martins The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as…

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Jul 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Praise the Sun

Picture of the Day: Praise the Sun

PRAISE THE SUN Photograph by Anton Jankovoy | jankovoy.com In this perfectly timed sunset capture by Anton Jankovoy, we see the silhouette of a woman appearing to hold/praise the sun. The photo was taken in July of 2011 at Paradise Beach in Maharashtra, India. To get the shot Anton used a FL…

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Dec 8, 2012

The Famous Chand Baori Stepwell in India

The Famous Chand Baori Stepwell in India

Chand Baori is a famous stepwell located in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated opposite of the Harshat Mata Temple and was constructed in the 9th century. Chand Baori consits of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 storeys. It extends approximately 100 ft into the ground…

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Nov 16, 2010

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

Photograph by Girl in the Rain Located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the magnificent Ellora Caves are 34 structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ellora Caves consists of 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain temples and monasteries built between the 6th…

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