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I finally have the second half of my journey through India up on my blog! I had such an inspiring time up north and saw the most breathtaking sites I’ve ever seen. My mind was blown everyday as India was an assault on the senses. There’s always something to do as there’s always festivals going on. I started my time up north in Rishikesh where I spent two weeks doing yoga and mediation everyday. I’m really glad I decided to go to Rishikesh as it’s my dream come true there: Rocky mountains, the clear turquoise Ganges, and a walking bridge separating the different parts of town. The bridge is also where the monkeys love to climb the metal structure, and observing humans to see what food they could steal. It’s a incredibly spiritual place for locals and foreign tourists as there’s a ton of ashrams everywhere. It’s also the home of the Beatles Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi , where the Beatles recorded the White Album. So of course I visited the ruins of the Beatles Ashram, and that was a very special place. You could definitely feel the creative energy there. It’s falling apart now but that’s what I like about it, as it’s a dilapidated backdrop to be inspired in! 🙂 You can also go to the roof of the ashram, where there were white mosque tile domes which you could climb up. Very magical!

Also when I was in Rishikesh they had a street art festival which of course I loved, as there was tons of talented artists-there work just popped up overnight all over Rishikesh. Also one of the artists who painted the Beatles ashram art gallery was painting a beautiful mural as well. I just loved how they transformed boring city walls and stairways into art.

I finished up my trip up north by going to New Delhi. That was definitely an incredibly chaotic place but it was a lot better because I met a lot of great people there so I was able to enjoy New Delhi a lot actually. On the last day in New Delhi I saw Lodhi Gardens, which has some interesting fortes and mosques inside of it which are really quite breathtaking. I also couldn’t quite get over the contrasts of New Delhi and Old Delhi, New Delhi was incredibly clean and like any suburb here in North America, very organized with traffic lights and round-a-bouts, and everything is freshly paved. Whereas old Delhi was the exact opposite of that, there would be people out in the middle of the street sitting fixing car engines, chaos everywhere, no traffic signals, people crossing over top of the cars/rikshaws as there was no room to go in between the cars. The old and new parts of town were only a couple kilometers away from each other, really quite bizarre.

So as you can see I had quite the adventure in India, it’s a place where I’ll definitely be visiting again. I still need to visit the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Udaipur, etc. Here is my blog post about my first half of my journey through India-the south.

Luckily I was able to visit all the places I wanted on another trip to India, as I got to be a tourist and experience all the culture and architecture of those fascinating places. It’s India: Round 3.

a travel photo of the ashram in the mountains in rishikesh india

a travel photo of the roof top at the beatles ashram in rishikesh indiaThe rooftop of the Beatles Ashram

a travel photo of a doorway to the ganges in rishikesh india

a travel portrait of a womani in rishikesh india

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a travel photo of a man peeking over roof in rishikesh indiaI see you…..

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a travel portrait of a woman with a bindi in rishikesh india

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a travel photo of the art gallery at the beatles ashram in rishikesh indiaThe Beatles ashram artist gallery

a travel photo of a funny sign in rishikesh indiaNo idea what this sign means….a travel photo of the walking bridge in rishikesh india

a travel photo of a woman sewing in rishikesh india

a travel photo of still waters at dusk in rishikesh india

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a travel photo of a monkey eating popcorn in rishikesh indiaMonkey relaxing and enjoying some popcorn, he looks sooo much like a person right now!

a travel photo of an archway in lodhi gardens new delhi india

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a travel photo of laundry day at the ganges in rishikesh india

Laundry day on the Ganges

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a travel portrait of a woman in rishikesh india

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a travel photo of the street art festival in rishikesh indiaStreet art festival in Rishikesh

a travel photo of the street art festival stairway to heaven in rishikesh indiaa travel photo of the ashram in a fog in the mountains in rishikesh india

a travel photo of a child standing against a colourful wall in rishikesh india

a travel photo of cow vs. humans in rishikesh indiaCow vs. Humans

a travel photo of laundry services in rishikesh india

a travel photo of the street art festival stairway art in rishikesh indiaStreet art festival installation on the stairs

a travel photo of an adorable dog in rishikesh india

a travel portrait of 3 friends in rishikesh india

a travel photo of a kids music concert in rishikesh indiaKids music festival in Rishikesh

a travel photo of a palm reader in rishikesh india

a travel photo of a man eating lunch in new delhi indiaMan eating lunch

a travel photo of lemons in rishikesh india

a travel photo of men taking naps in new delhi indiaNap time!

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a travel photo of a bridge over still waters in lodhi gardens new delhi india

a travel photo of a man with monkey in rishikesh india

a travel photo of a roadside vendor at dusk in rishikesh india

a travel photo of a hindu monk sitting in rishikesh india

a travel photo of a sunset on the ganges and mountains in rishikesh india

a travel photo of the beatles ashram in rishikesh indiaThe Beatles ashrama travel photo of the street art festival with monkey in rishikesh indiaThe monkey wants to be a part of the street art festivalindia travel photography a single journey begins with a single step