India in 69 pictures

We celebrated 69 years of Indian independence yesterday. Like all the bloggers, artists, media houses and social media friends, I wanted to post a tribute to India on this blog. Here are 69 pictures of food, temples, people, palaces and more; taken by me or my friends [Johnshon, Shiva, Krish or Deepan] while traveling across this beautiful country. The pictures are linked to their respective Wikipedia pages for more information.

Note: All these images are under Creative Commons ShareAlike License.

1. Autowala on street of Bangalore.

2. Bull Temple Bangalore

3. Flower Market in Vajay Nagar, Bangalore

4. Old Banyan Tree, Bangalore

5. Ghee roast Dosa

6. Filter Coffee

7. Ethunagaram on banks of Godawari.

8. Charminar, Hyderabad

9. Ramappa Shiva Temple

10. Backwater, making of salt on Chennai-Pondicherry highway

11. Mysore Palace during Durga Puja.

12. Poondi reservoir near Chennai

13. Sakleshpur, Karnataka

14. Paddy plantation near Chennai

15. Priest with morning prayer at Madurai Meenakshi temple.

16. Shiva Temple, Thanjavur

17. Stairs to Khammam fort

18. Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

19. Late night street fooding, Old Delhi with my friend Ashish.

20. Sunrise somewhere on Noida Expressway.

21. Rishikesh, bank of river Ganges.

22. Banke Bihari temple, Vrindavan

23. Young priest at Sani dev temple in Vrindavan

24. Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna

25. Fish Rice with thick mustard gravy, common cuisine in Bihar & West Bengal .

26. Hookah

27. Punaura Dham, Sitamarhi.

28. Chhath Puja

29. Chura Bhuja

30. Litti

31. Lonavla

32. Mumbai Pune Expressway

33. Ajanta Caves

34. Sculpture at Ellora caves.

35. On way to Kaas Plateau

36. Valley of flowers, Kaas Plateau

37. Bun and Sabzi, Goa.

38. Quite sunrise at Mandrem Beach, Goa

39. Prawn & some fries.

40. Church Square, Goa

41. Autowala on streets of Mumbai with funky lights.

42. Paani Poori on streets of Mumbai

43. Dal Lake, Srinagar

44. Mughal Garden, Srinagar

45. Elders having chit-chat at Leh main market.

46. Pangon Lake, Ladakh

47. Jodhpur Fort

49. Temple on way to Jaisalmer Fort

50. Rasmalai

51. Matka Kulfi

52. Ghevar

53. Deserted hawelis in Phalodi

54. Brahma temple, Pushkar

55. Authorized bhang shop in Jaisalmer

56. Kachori

57. Malpua

58. An evening at Thar desert, Jaisalmer

58. Morning breakfast, Bhuj

59. An evening at Mandvi beach

60. It just rained somewhere on way to Anand

61. An evening at Rann of Katch

62. Wooden Ship getting repaired at Mandvi

63. Street market in Dimapur, Nagaland.

64. Peren District, Nagaland

65. On way to Mokokchung, Nagaland

66. On way to Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

67. Water streams after hour long rain on way to Lachen, Sikkim

68. Flags with Buddhist chants flying high on street of Gangtok.

69. Local drink made of wheat, maize & it tastes good in one of the local food shop in Gangtok.

Originally published at on August 16, 2015.

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