Thursday, 21 July 2016

By Road in India - A photojournal

In the last few years I have done several road trips thanks to a friend and brother who loves to drive and because of my own need to loiter and walk around. Another reason why I started traveling by road is the recent inability of my parents to use public transport due to advanced years.

I love to walk around on roads that have been traveled by a zillion before me. I can walk the length and breadth of the country and not feel too much fatigue unless it is peak Summer! :)

Luckily for me, I am in North India and near the mighty Himalayas.

I love to see sunsets and sunrise from myriad different roads and angles.

I truly believe that India is best traveled by road.

The green and the browns of the fields make up for the most beautiful tapestry.

It is more interesting than railway journeys because people have selectively encroached upon spaces next to the railway lines making them ugly extensions of your cities and their mess.

I am not much of a photographer because I do not possess any expensive cameras or camera phones. However, it does not matter because, India is incredible. I do not know how else to put it. Here a few moments that I wanted to share with the world that have been captured by me and my co-travellers over the last few years:

Jaipur by night
Jaipur at sunrise
Agra - Jahangir's bath tub at Agra Fort
Assembly building at Lucknow
On the Road, Delhi-Jaipur Highway
Chakala (Image courtesy: Barsha Chakraborty) 
Waiting for pizza at Pushkar (Image courtesy: Barsha Chakraborty)
Taj Mahal from the Yamuna
Window from the Past, Delhi - Jamali Kamali
Kangra, Young girl
Sunset, Mussoorie (Image courtesy: Vikek Garg)

Monkey business, Lucknow
Amritsar, Golden Temple
Bhangarh, Ghost Town
Bhangarh, ghost town
Jama Masjid, Delhi with a happy family (Image courtesy: William Buckner)
The momo lady, McLeodganj
Rishikesh, reclining meditation 
Rishikesh, Ganga
Sunrise @ McLeodganj
Mussoorie, Queen of the hills
Inside Bara Imambara, Lucknow
Lucknow evening on the road
Taj Mahal, Agra (Image courtesy: Deepayan Basu)
Taj Mahal at dawn
Copyright: All images are personal clicks except for those mentioned in the caption. 


  1. Your photo blogs are as good as your written ones. Loved it.

  2. A very enjoyable blog entry Shoma. Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. No words can express - pics are awesome.
    Keep up the good writing

  4. Awesome pics & great writing - keep up the good writing!


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