The Faces of Rajasthan, India
21 October 2010
Stretching across Northern India, the region of Rajasthan pulsates with invigorating energy and vibrance. The cacophony of deafening sounds, blinding sights and fragrant smells in India never fail to awaken the curiosity in me. Splashed in bright rainbow hues, Rajasthani cities are distinguished by colours: Jaipur, the chaotic capital, is known as the ‘Pink City‘ for its reddish palaces while the desert city of Jaisalmer is dubbed the ‘Golden City’ for the honeycombed fort that rises above the golden sand.
Against the backdrop of the cities, the streets of Rajasthan are filled with natives dressed in bright orange saris and bulky red turbans. Its spirited people are the reason why this part of India draws million of tourists to its doorstep. Warm, friendly and happy – it’s hard not to get infected by the spirit of Rajasthan. To get a taste of Rajathan, here are some of portrait shots of its beautiful people.
A tribal lady in the Thar Desert, close to the northwest frontier with Pakistan.
A Hindu lady sitting on the window sill of the Amber Fort, Jaipur.
On the stairs of the Jagdish Hindu Temple in Udaipur, an old lady sells offerings in the form of colourful jasmin flowers and coconut leaves.
On the streets of Jaisalmer, a lady smiles for the camera.
Swaggering moustache and multi-coloured turban: a typical Rajasthani man gets ready to milk his cow.
Hindu ladies, dressed in beautiful saris, stroll through the courtyard of Amber Fort, Jaipur
A priest sits on the stairs of Jagdish Temple, Udaipur.
Mother and son pair strolling through downtown Jaisalmer.
Nellie's work has been published in Food & Travel, CNN Go, online National Geographic, Channel News Asia, and is a contributing author of V!VA's Guatemala Guidebook. She writes to travel, and travels to write. The Singaporean native has just spent several months in Latin America getting herself into more trouble and of course, loving it. She now calls Spain home. Who knows where's next?
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