My favourite photos from Rajasthan, India

I travelled for nearly three weeks through India’s biggest tourist draw card, also known as the “Land of the Kings”, also known as Rajasthan. It’s a well and truly travelled circuit that incorporates the City of Lakes or Udaipur, the Blue City or Jodhpur, the desert outpost of Jaisalmer, the Pink City or Jaipur and the pilgrimage town of Pushkar. It had incredible forts and palaces, a fascinating and colourful culture and friendly people. It also had pesky touts, scammers and rickshaw drivers, too much dust and too many tourist oriented shops selling the same clothes and souvenirs as the next. It’s probably given me my favourite sights and memories of India but it’s also left me wanting/needing to escape the tourist trail for a while. Here’s a collection of my favourite photos from this incredible state.


Udaipur City Palace from the sunset boat cruise

Jodhpur, the “Blue City” view from the Mehrangarh Fort

The view of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur from sunset point

The view of the fort in Jaisalmer from the Palace

Camels prepared for our morning ride after a night spent in the Thar Desert

An early morning down at the ghats in Pushkar where people come to bathe in the water

View of Pushkar and the main market street from a rooftop restaurant

Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur