India - Rajasthan
(Gallery 19)

Discover the rich culture of Rajasthan and view samples of our accommodations in various Heritage hotels.

    "If the photographer succeeds in reflecting the exterior as well as interior world, his subject appear as in real life. In order to achieve this, the photographer must respect the mood, become integrated into the environment, avoid all the tricks that destroy human truth, and also make the subject of the photo forget the camera and the person using it. Complicated equipment and lights get in the way of nave, unposed subjects. What is more fleeting than the expression on a face?"
    Henri Cartier-Bresson (French photographer 1908-2004), on subject ("American Photo", Sep/Oct 1997).


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Buddies - Pushkar
Buddies - Pushkar

 
 
Pushkar
"We're being photographed" Pushkar 

 
Camel racing - Pushkar
Camel racing - Pushkar 

Pushkar
Camel and cleaning crew
Pushkar


 
 
Pushkar
Pushkar 

 
Pushkar
Pushkar 

Jaipur
Matching oranges
Jaipur


 
 
Temples at sunrise <br> Pushkar
Temples at sunrise
Pushkar
 

 
Cattle at Pushkar fair
Cattle in Pushkar 

Pushkar
Pushkar

 
 
Camel fair at sunset
Camel fair at sunset
Pushkar
 

 
Pushkar lake at sunset
Sunset on lake
Pushkar
 

Pushkar
Pushkar

 
 
Pushkar
Pushkar 

 
Sleeping sheep
Sheep sleeping by the road 

Tribesman - Pushkar
Tribesman - Pushkar

 
 
Street scene - Jaisalmer
Snake charmer - Pushkar 

 
Pilgrims at ghat - Pushkar
Pilgrims at ghats -
Pushkar
 

Our driver at tea stop
Our driver at
tea stop


 
 
Pushkar
Pushkar 

 
Street scene - Jaisalmer
Street scene
Jaisalmer
 

Bikaner Fort
Junagarh Fort
Bikaner


 
 
Decorative petals in water
Decorative petals in water 

 
Street scene - Pushkar
Street scene - Pushkar 

Jaisalmer Fort with full moon
Fort at full moon
Jaisalmer


 
 
Mandawa haveli entrance
Haveli entrance
Mandawa (Shekhawati)
 

 
Street scene - Jaisalmer
Street scene
Jaisalmer
 

Eyes of India - Jaipur
Eyes of India
Jaipur


 
 
Jaisalmer havelis
Haveli window
Jaisalmer
 

 
Jaisalmer havelis
Old havelis
Jaisalmer
 

Jaisalmer havelis facades
Haveli balconies
Jaisalmer


 
 
Jaisalmer havelis
Old haveli
Jaisalmer
 

 
Street scene - Jaisalmer
Street scene
Jaisalmer
 

Pilgrim in Pushkar
Pilgrim in Pushkar

 
 
Sandstone havelis, Jaisalmer
Sandstone havelis
Jaisalmer
 

 
Ganesh, symbol of good fortune
Ganesh - symbol of good fortune 

Jodhpur blue city at sunset
Blue city at sunset
Jodhpur


 
 
Villager returning from the well
Villager returning
from well
 

 
Jodhpur
Jodhpur 

Our driver talking with a villager
Our driver talking
with villager
Road to Bikaner


 
 
Sheep mayhem on the road
Sheep mayhem on road 

 
Shepherd halting traffic
Shepherd halting traffic 

Villagers compound
Village compound

 
 
Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort
Jodhpur
 

 
Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort
Jodhpur
 

Decorative petals - Jaisalmer
Decorative petals
Jaisalmer


 
 
Wild monkey in park - Jodhpur
Wild monkey in park
Jodhpur
 

 
Women driving ox cart
Women driving ox cart
Road to Mandawa
 

Weaver
Weaver
Road to Jaisalmer


 
 
Our hotel in Mandawa
Our haveli hotel
in Mandawa
 

 
Our hotel reception - Mandawa
Our hotel reception
Mandawa
 

Our hotel reception - Bikaner
Our hotel reception
Bikaner


 
 
Historic haveli - Mandawa
Historic haveli
Mandawa
 

 
Hotel terrace in Jaipur
Hotel terrace - Jaipur 

Hotel swimming pool - Jaipur
Hotel swimming pool
Jaipur


 
 
Our haveli in <br>Jodhpur
Our haveli hotel
in Jodhpur
 

 
Haveli accommodation<br> in Jodhpur
Accommodations in
Jodhpur
 

Our haveli - Jodhpur

Our haveli in
Jodhpur


 
 
Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort
Jodhpur
 

 
Small talk at road side
Small talk at roadside 

Painted truck
Painted truck

 
 
Haveli in Nawalgarh
Haveli in Nawalgarh 

 
Ceiling painting - Mandawa
Ceiling painting
Mandawa
 

Alley way - Jaisalmer
Alley way
Jaisalmer


 
 
Our hotel dining hall - Mandawa
Our hotel dining hall
Mandawa
 

 
Accommodations in <br>Jaisalmer
Accommodations in
Jaisalmer
 

Garden breakfast - Bikaner
Breakfast in garden
Our hotel in Bikaner


 
 
Waiters at hotel - Bikaner

Waiters at hotel
Bikaner
 

 
Hotel patio - Bikaner
Hotel patio - Bikaner 

Inside hotel - Bikaner
Inside hotel - Bikaner

 
 
Accommodations in Bikaner
Accommodations in
Bikaner
 

 
Hotel courtyard - Bikaner
Hotel courtyard
Jaisalmer
 

Accommodations in Mandawa
Accommodations in
Mandawa


 
 
Accommodations in Bikaner
Accommodations in Bikaner 

 
Hotel patio - Jaisalmer
Our hotel patio - Jaisalmer 

Our hotel entrance - Bikaner
Our hotel entrance
Jaisalmer


 
 
Accommodations - Bikaner
Hotel accommodations
Bikaner
 

 
Haveli in Nawalgarh
Exterior painted wall
Haveli in Nawalgarh
 

Agra
In-laid stone in marble

 
 
Agra
The Taj Mahal, Agra 

 
Agra
Taj Mahal, tribute to love 

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri

 
 
Palace architecture
Palace architecture 

 
Street scene
Street scene 

Monkeys at sunset
Wild monkeys
at sunset


 
 
    "Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?"
    Ansel Adams (American photographer 1902-1984), ("The Best of Popular Photography" by Harvey V. Fondiller).





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