Photos by Amanda See
The start of the New Year is usually a time for contemplation and connecting with one’s higher self. India is perhaps one of the destinations most associated with soul searching. Movies like Eat, Pray, Love and The Darjeeling Limited have depicted India as the place where you can discover yourself in its streets filled with spices, sounds, and dazzling colors. Whatever image you may have in mind of this country, you’ll surely find gurus of old age teaching yoga and spiritual leaders claiming the power to help you detox and make you feel more connected with the world. Whatever it is you seek, India’s mesmerizing culture can offer the answers – in the fine filigrees of henna, along the banks of a serene lake, and in a stranger’s fervent prayer.
The mustache in Rajasthan represents the manliness of the local men.
Have the best of everything by diving to the beauty of Lake Pichola.
A peek inside the City Palace of Udaipur, the largest palace in Rajasthan. It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola creating a picture-perfect tableau everyone must see.
A postcard-worthy view of the Jodhpur. A collection of colors and culture collide in one perfect panoramic view.
Hands like portraits painted with traditional mehndi hanging on the wooden wall with intricate carvings.
Bask in the beauty of the Jaisalmer desert. Complete the experience by riding the camel and travel across the arid dessert.
See more of the beauty of India in our January issue available in all leading bookstores.