Rishikesh and Udaipur

By Daniel

Rishikesh and Udaipur are two places that really don’t have a lot in common besides that they are both in India but put them together, and they make up a perfect mix. Rishikesh, a mountain village on the foot of the Himalayas and dubbed the Yoga capital of the world has a lot to offer, especially if you are into yoga (which I am unfortunately not, partly due to me being the most inflexible human being alive). For the non-yogis (like myself) Rishikesh is still worth a visit for its natural beauty, chilled vibes and the many spiritual pilgrims that it attracts. Udaipur, is a city with a lot of history and Rajasthan culture, which is visible on every street corner. Beautiful palaces and architecture, and people with a very distinctive beautiful looks and much more peaceful than the bigger cities in India, which is a very welcome change. Again, I tried to capture all of this with my camera. Below you will find my interpretation of these two amazing places. Let me know what you think in the comment section! πŸ™‚

Traveling local class with the train to Rishikesh

Beautiful sunrise from the temple on the Kunjapuri mountain

Sunset temple

A friendly dog waking up slow before our sunrise hike

Our hiking guide Naveen

Little buddy having his eyes on our breakfast

Curious cow in one of the many villages we passed during our hike

One of the beautiful faces of Rishikesh

Signs of yoga schools everywhere in the ‘Yoga capital of the world’

One of the inhabitants of the Laxman Jhula bridge

Another beautiful face

One of the many spiritual pilgrims coming to Rishikesh

And another (very chilled) one!

Just a monkey reading his morning newspaper

Faces of Rishikesh

Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the river Ganges and this makes an excellent surrounding for adventuring

Me and my buddies took the motorbikes to explore the raw natural surroundings

Traveling local sleeper class to Udaipur

Tiger lake

Curious little monkey hiding in his mother’s arms

Some call Udaipur the Venice of India and with these kind of views I understand where they are coming from!

Aren’t these the most beautiful eyes you have ever seen?

Witnessing beautiful Rajasthan architecture

Street scenes in Udaipur

Reading the morning newspaper

Rajasthan culture

Sunrise from the Mansapurna Karni Mata temple

Witnessing the city waking up slowly..

Making local friends at the top; my buddy Vikas from India is also a traveler!

Hungry chipmunk

Morning yoga with quite the view..

Exploring Udaipur’s city palace

Exploring Udaipur’s city palace

Happy faces all around!

Rajasthan decorations

Street scenes in Udaipur

Street scenes in Udaipur

And more beautiful faces!

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9 thoughts on “Rishikesh and Udaipur

  • Mkan May 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Amazing. India is truly colourful with its culture and vibes. I’m an inhabitant of India, never been to Udaipur. Now eagerly waiting to see it all by myself. Thanks for sharing these intriguing photos of Udaipur & Rishikesh.

    Love & Peace

    • Daniel May 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm Reply

      Thank you for your kind words! I am happy you liked my blog! πŸ™‚

  • Drishti May 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm Reply

    This was just awesome….the faces u captured were awesome ….I loved it

  • Pranav May 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply

    These are mesmerizing! And it’s awesome and wonderful seeing someone traveling like a local in the local transportation etc without any fears and worries!! I’m sure you’re an inspiration to those who want to travel as much as possible including me!! Hopefully I’ll also be able travel someday leaving behind the 9-5 job!! πŸ˜‰

  • Trippy Passports May 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm Reply

    Hi Daniel,

    Lovely pictures and descriptions to go with them! We also visited Udaipur recently, but you have a unique perspective on things. Looking forward to your upcoming posts πŸ™‚

  • Sheeba May 14, 2017 at 7:36 am Reply

    As an Indian I am really thankful to you for such a beautiful description of our land. And, I am really proud as well that we Indians were able to give you such a good time in India. I have visited these cities before but while reading your blogs, even for once, it didn’t cross my mind that I have been there before. It all was so fresh and has a very different perspective. I wish you get to see every corner of this world and keep inspiring more and more people to travel and chase happiness.
    Daniel, I wish you all the very best for your future endeavors. More power to you!
    πŸ™‚

  • Erika May 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Hi Daniel
    I love all your posts. U are a great photographer, ur photos are AWESOME! Good job!!! 😊

  • Suleyman May 15, 2017 at 4:38 am Reply

    Daniel ur phts are too impressive i wish u can teach me how to be a good photographer.
    I think u will like the place where i am
    ZANZIBAR island is very beautifull island if u dont mind will u visit us

  • Janett June 7, 2017 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Hi Daniel…i like the variety and expressive strength of your fotos
    😍 Janett

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