India’s official tourist slogan is ‘Incredible India.’ Although I agree that India is ‘incredible’ it is in my opinion more ‘indescribable’ than anything else. For those who don’t know, India is my favourite country I’ve ever visited as a backpacker. It’s incredible diversity was a full on assault to my senses. I know many other backpacker/travellers feel the same way I do. I’ve met individuals who have spent months/years based in India and feel as though they’ve only scratched the surface of possibilities while traveling across India by train. It’s a country, that in my opinion, never quite leaves one fully satisfied or satiated. There is always something more to see or do. The following is a photo essay showcasing the smiles of India:
The cutest group of Indian children came up to me and wanted to play a little in the pink city of Jaipur located in Rajasthan, India.
An elderly lady flashes an authentic smile on the streets of Udaipur – Rajasthan, India.
I’ll never forget this little girl. I met her on a horseback riding tour just outside of Udaipur. People who are so warm and genuine living humble conditions inspire me. Travel photo from Rajasthan, India.
A trio of best buds posing and hamming it up for the camera with cows and pigs scrounging for scraps of garbage in the background. Travel photo from Jaipur – Rajasthan, India.
Yes sir! These cute kids had fun striking poses for me while I took shots of them before and after distributing a few candies. Travel photo from Udaipur – Rajasthan, India.
This group of cute children loved trying on my prescription sun glasses and sharing a laugh as I took their photo. It was a fun moment I’ll never forget. The interesting thing about sunglasses is that I lost them a few weeks later while taking a train ride. A gust of wind blew them off the side of the window all of a sudden.
A cute little girl plays with her smaller brother at the Sam sand dunes located outside of Jaisalmer – Rajasthan, India.
A man beams a great big grin as he strolls along a park area located in Jaipur – Rajasthan, India.
I encountered this cute child on the streets of Kolkata (Calcutta) as I was wandering around trying to find Mother Teresa’s old house.
These two kind ladies great me with a smile and a friendly welcome as I pass through the hectic side streets en route to the main fort – Jodhpur – Rajasthan, India.
A Tibetan monk in exile (located in Mcleod Ganj) talks to somebody on his cellphone. Dharamsala, India.
An India man with a characteristically long white beard appears to be thoroughly enjoying this battered snack – Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.
A group of excited India boys grin and move closer towards my camera as I try my best to compose a shot. Travel photo from Pushkar – Rajasthan, India.
A group of adorable children look up at the camera and flash some genuinely lovely smiles. Travel photo from the Thar Desert – Rajasthan, India.