What: Boatmen at dawn on the river Ganga (Ganges)
Where: Varanasi, India
When: September 2012
Photo credit: Madhura K
Camera: Samsung SIII (phone)
Traveller’s tale: At dawn, the boatmen ferry visitors and believers, alike to the ghats for the morning ‘Aarti’ (commonly known as the Ganga Aarti) at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.
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What: Christmas/ New Year decorations on the streets
Where: Mumbai, India
When: December 2013
Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: iPhone 5 (phone camera)
Traveller’s tale: While there were far brighter and expensive decorations during the season, these were by far the prettiest. In the dark of the night, they seemed to be floating by themselves in the sky. Beautiful!
What: A dome of the Jumma Masjid from the inside surrounded by lattice work stone screens
Where: Ahmedabad, India
When: September 2008
Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-T10
Traveller’s tale: The Jumma Masjid is one of the largest in India, completed in the 15th century. While the size was expected, the intricate and beautiful carvings took our breath away. Every inch of stone was detailed with motifs that have resisted the vagaries of time and weather. It’s still in use as a place of worhip, today. More…