Here is a series of photographs I took in northern India between 2002 and 2010, mostly in Rajasthan but also in Delhi and Agra. Northern India is mythical, eternal, a dream coming alive with elephants and Maharajas palaces, saddhus and Jain temples, colorful festivals and the Taj Mahal, with its megacities, indescribable mixture of medieval and modern, with its procession of misery and jams.
Ethnic groups in large quantities, a few thousand years of history, different religions, sacred cows everywhere and such a richness and diversity that you’ll always be surprised, even after having stayed there several times.
Rajasthan is certainly to be among the most beautiful areas of India. Rajasthan is the land of kings, gods, India's sublime. Its mysteries and all its imaginary flame up here. Like a fairy tale kingdom, the state is full of magical cities: Jodhpur and its blue houses, Jaipur which declines ocher pink, Jaisalmer fortress of golden sand, Udaipur, dotted with white palaces, or Pushkar, huddled around its sacred lake. These magnificent buildings are the work of the Rajputs, a warrior people and feudal lords to whom honor was more important than life and dominated the region for centuries.
I hope you like these pictures. Have a nice trip. If you want to see more of my work, feel welcome to have a look at my website www.parcheminsdailleurs.com