“It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues”. -A Rough Guide to India
A trip through the streets of India brings humanity to her knees. No place on earth is quite like India. When asked by friends “What is India like” I seem to suddenly become silent as no words can fully describe the place unless you’ve been there. Through all her culture, her craziness, her unbelievable sights and her charm, India remains perhaps one of the most intriguing places in the world. I don’t think any place on earth can quite compare.
Getting around India is one of the most knuckle clenching, heart racing things you can do. Oftentimes there are cows in the streets, traffic coming at you in every direction and people everywhere. Many times you get awfully close to an overpacked car and the two dozen pairs of eyes seem to stare into your soul.
Inspired by the views seen through the streets of Delhi I compiled a post of my favorite street shots, many taken from inside a moving vehicle as I was tilting or craning my neck. Just taking a ride through the streets of Delhi is bound to capture your attention and your camera. I remembered to take my third eye along on this trip and it is a good thing I did. Everything and anything is possible in India.
Here are some of my favorite captures.
Driving through the city is a heart palpitating activity. In India, you always hire a driver as there is no way any foreigner with any kind of sanity would attempt to fight the Indian roads on their own.
What always shocks me about India is the difference between new and old, rich and poor, and modernity and antiquity. There are many areas in Delhi which have no paved streets, only dirt outlines of a road. No matter though. Traffic still whizzes and whirls by like a tornado.
This post was inspired by Where’s my Backpack’s travel theme: Tilted. To see more entries, click here.