Darjeeling

In August, after a few hectic weeks of work, I went to Darjeeling for a few days to rest. We took a bus from Jaipur to Delhi, then a flight from Delhi to Siliguri, then a cab from Siliguri to Darjeeling. It was my first time in East India, and completely worth it! It was …

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Birla Mandir Jaipur – Photos

This weekend I finally went to a place I’ve been wanting to go since I arrived. It’s the Birla Mandir in Jaipur, a hindu temple made entirely in white marble. This temple was made in the late 1980′s by the Birla group, which built several temples in India. It’s devoted to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. The curious part is that outside the temple, many historical characters and figures from all religions were carved in the white marble columns, including Socrates, Jesus Christ, Buddha and Confucius.

Check out the pictures:

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Columns in marble

Birla Mandir 10

Birla Mandir 10

Beautiful!

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I love the contrast of the marble, the blue sky and the construction on the back of the photo.

I love the contrast of the marble, the blue sky and the construction on the back of the photo.

roomates!

roomates!

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In front of the temple

In front of the temple

In front of the temple

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur – Photos

This morning I went to Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur with my friend Jatin, to enjoy the beautiful view of the city. I absolutely love clear autumn days, the light is so amazing!

Nahargarh Fort, in Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort, in Jaipur

And the landscapes of Rajasthan are just breath-taking. Perfect morning. Check out all the pictures:

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Lonely rickshaw

Lonely rickshaw

Color contrast

Color contrast

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Stepwell at Nahargarh

Stepwell at Nahargarh

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Cow contemplating the view

Cow contemplating the view

Peacock

Peacock

I love empty roads!

I love empty roads!

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Colorful jeep!

Colorful jeep!