Lindsay Taryn Photography

Travel Photography | Northern India: Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra, and Rishikesh

As I mentioned in a previous post, this past February I took off for a 5 month backpacking trip around Asia. I spent the first month trekking in Nepal. For the second month (March), I took on India – which, admittedly, was not the brightest idea to do as a female traveling solo. It was such a mind-f*ck being immersed in a culture where gender roles are so warped. I felt like I couldn’t do anything or go anywhere without being hassled by Indian men. And you know the stereotype of how Indian men view western women as being very open and easy? I’d assumed that was an exaggeration – whatever, I can hold my own, I’ll be fiiiiiine. Well, unfortunately I can confirm that this stereotype exists for a reason: it’s TRUE. I’ve got first-hand stories to back it up. Ah well, all in the name of adventure, right?

India as a whole was exhausting and frustrating for me, but there were some good things about it too. The palaces are gorgeous and unlike other architecture I’ve seen. Seeing the Taj Mahal was undoubtedly a highlight. Escaping to the far north to Rishikesh was a much-needed retreat from the chaos of Rajasthan. And of course, the whole reason I went to India in the first place: HOLI! This festival of colors has been on my bucket list for years, and I’m so glad I finally got to experience it firsthand – though not without being hassled.

One really cool thing, though, is that I’ve photographed 2 Indian weddings since returning from Asia. I have a whole new appreciation for them after having traveled around India. They are just beautiful, beautiful events. I’ll be blogging those weddings here later this year!
 

I’m a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer, but if you are getting married overseas I’d love to be your destination wedding photographer. Contact me for more details!

For more details and photos from my 2013 Asia trip, check out my travel blog! Here is a selection of 20 of my favorite photos from India:

Delhi

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Jaisalmer

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Jodhpur

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Udaipur

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Pushkar

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Agra

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Rishikesh

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Jaipur

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Holi

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4 comments

  1. January 12, 2014 at 10:36 am

    yeah i love traveling, but where can we get a officiant here?

  2. February 23, 2014 at 4:38 am

    The place is nice and perfect for a filming a movie.

  3. February 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Love the photos. the colors in India are just amazing. Their fashion and their clothes are a photographer’s dream comes true in terms or bright color contrasts.

    I specially loved the second photo, with the sun light coming through the window and completely changing the ceiling colors in comparison to the parts in shade. Very cool!

  4. May 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Looking at the city feels like I’m on an Assassin’s Creed Game.

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