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Magic of the Golden Hour – India unravelled!

On my regular travels the morning Golden Hour is the time when I am usually on my walks with my camera. Since it is the only time I get for myself, these introspective perambulations have not only shaped my strategies for life, but also yielded me a great number of opportunities to capture the busy life at the tranquil hour.

Here are a sampler of my captures. I just picked one or two from each of the locations to showcase the length and breadth of India and its rich ritual practices and flurry of activities that are connected to the auspices and precious Golden Hour!

I start with the

– Spiritual Varanasi, then go to
– Khajuraho to its east, to celebrate the human spirit
– head to far east Kaziranga wild life sanctuary,
– then come down to Kolkata,
– and to Puri on the eastern coast of India,
– down to Pondicherry,
– then head to Silent Valley in Kerala.
– traversing towards northern direction to Mangalore,
– then to frolicking Goa,
– Financial hub of Mumbai
– then into the desert land of Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Ajmer and
– The national capital of India, Delhi
– finally heading to the crown of India – Kashmir and Ladakh.

Happy browsing… Would love to see your comments..

Incredible India! - Varanasi : Finding peace withinVaranasi : Finding peace within

Incredible India! - Varanasi : Finding peace within On the Ganges at Varanasi, Waiting for the morning photoenthusiasts

Blogged select capturesKathak meets Khajuraho at the golden hour

Sunrise @ Kaziranga Wildlife sanctuaryThe rhino country of Kaziranga on the River Brahmaputra

IIMC Campus The beautiful lake in IIM Campus

Incredible India! - Odisha : Puri, Konark, BhubaneshwarThe fishermen return with their morning catch, Puri, Odissa

Incredible India - Pondering PondicherryThe early morning catch, Pondicherry

Incredible India! Gods own country - keralaThe silent valley, Kerala, beckons at the magic hour

Incredible India! Mangalore Coastal KarnatakaChildren frolicking at the Mangalore beach

Incredible India! Goa - world descends..On the golden beaches at the golden hour

Children - Let us create a great environment for themChildren and water they are inseparables

Incredible India! Mumbai meri Jaan..The magical Taj hotel at Gateway

Incredible India! Udaipur, RajasthanLake pichola buzzing with avian activity, Udaipur

Incredible India - Rajasthan : ChittorgarhThe simians at the chittorgarh fort

Incredible India! - Royale Rajasthan : Joyful JaisalmerThe fort of Jaisalmer at sunrise

Incredible India! - Royale Rajasthan : Joyful JaisalmerSun sets in the deserts of Rajasthan

Incredible India! Reverence Rajasthan - PushkarThe holy pushkar at sunrise

Delhi BellyChildren frolicking in India Gate, Delhi

Eid - Ramadan - Turkman Gate to Jama MasjidEid iftar at Historic Jama Masjid, Delhi

Kashmir - heaven on Earth, realizing its potentialDal lake, the early customer

Kashmir - heaven on Earth, realizing its potentialthe zero bridge, Srinagar

Kashmir - Jannat Zamin parHectic parleys at 6am in the floating market, Dal lake

nature's symmetry, Dal canal, Srinagar, IndiaThe Golden Hour symmetry, Dal Gate, Srinagar

Kashmir - Jannat Zamin parThe sun sets on Dal

Magic of the Golden Hour, a set on Flickr.

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8 responses

  1. Breathtaking, Sreeni … Incredible India indeed! 🙂

    July 14, 2013 at 5:11 am

  2. Wow! Lovely shots and what a great journey across India 🙂

    July 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

    • Thanks I’kan for your kind appreciation

      July 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

  3. I love big calendars with huge photos – and those of yours belong right into the one I buy, which is called Poetic Landscapes – because poetic is what your photos are!

    July 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

    • Dear Franhunne4u, thanks for your kind feedback. I always endeavored to do my blogs this way. Your feedback encourages me to continue.

      July 14, 2013 at 10:29 am

  4. Beyond stunning! That shot of the Taj hotel and the camels at sunset are my particular favourites!

    July 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    • Thanks Madhu for your appreciation and encouragement!

      July 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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