Delhi and Agra, India
After Rajasthan, the coolness of Delhi with its beautiful old trees and gardens of Humayan’s Tomb were a welcome relief. A short train ride away was Agra. Emerging through the framed southern gate, the gleaming Taj Mahal lived up to all expectations. However, the most striking few hours spent in Delhi and Agra was a tour guided by former street children of the Salaam Baalak Trust – most definitely a top recommendation.
So struggling for a slightly less cliche album name than ‘Incredible India,’ I’ve opted for ‘Crazy, Beautiful’ instead. India really is such a country of extremes, in all senses. We traversed Rajasthan travelling from Jaisalmer and back, which included one 17-hour train ride. My photos attempt to capture the beautiful side of extreme. Anyone who has spent time waiting on the platform of an Indian train station will know what the opposite is.
Route travelled: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Delhi