To wrap up our nearly five weeks in India, we offer you a few more of our favorite photos. There is no way we could sum up our time here in merely a handful of images; we’ll be processing our experiences in this country for a long time to come. Thank you, India: you were beautiful and difficult and amazing and maddening and always, always memorable.
Elephants for riding at Jaipur, a practice we abhor. (Related post on animal tourism coming soon.)
The bride’s palms and soles of the feet are traditionally painted with henna for a Hindu wedding ceremony.
This gorgeous shade of blue appears all over Indian temples and palaces.
What’s more manipulative than including photos of cute baby animals?
Even the simplest street scenes here are filled with color.
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Goa.
Chamundeshwari Temple near Mysore.
Only in India can you see an actual bull in an actual china shop.
Monks at worship in a Buddhist temple in Madikeri. Buddhism is not at all common in India; only about 10 million people (less than 1% of the population) identify as Buddhist.
A wedding celebration in Jaipur; the parade goes through the streets so everyone can join in.
View from the top of Hanuman Temple in Hampi.
Fishing in the Arabian Sea.
City Palace, Udaipur.
Kochi’s central square.
The white-breasted kingfisher, very common in central India.