Just the Pictures (India) Jet bridge at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Laxminarayan Temple (also known as “Birla Mandir”). Another view of the Laxminarayan Temple. Back view of the Laxminarayan Temple. Large shrine to the right of the main temple in the Laxminarayan Temple complex. Monkey statue with bird droppings on it, behind the Laxminarayan Temple. Inside the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum. The sari worn by Indira Gandhi on the day of her assassination. Indira Gandhi’s study. Indira Gandhi’s bedroom. The spot (covered in glass) where Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984. Guard standing in front of the assassination location. The Secretariat Building, where the Cabinet Secretariat is housed, which administers the Government of India. Two Hindustan Motors Ambassador cars – the automobiles most identified with India. The India Gate with police barricades off to one side. India Gate. Angle view of the India Gate. Street food being sold near the India Gate. The Mughal Mosque. Tomb of Imam Zamin. Alai-Darwaza, a gateway which formed the main access to the southern wall of the enlarged Quwwatu’l-Islam Mosque. Looking through the arched entrance ways of Alai-Darwaza. Remains of cloister columns next to the Qutb Minar. Qutb Minar, the largest stone tower in India. Ruins of the Quwwatu’l-Islam Mosque. More ruins of the Quwwatu’l-Islam Mosque. The Lotus Temple. Closeup of the Lotus Temple, a Bahá’í House of Worship made in 1986. Looking inside the Lotus Temple. Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, on the spot where he was cremated. The 7th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon with the India Gate in the distance. Amar Singh Gate at Agra Fort. The towers above the entrance to the fort at Amar Singh Gate. The exit at Amar Singh Gate. Jahangiri Mahal. Anguri Bagh. Musamman Burj. Macchi Bhawan (the “Fish Palace”). Looking at the Taj Mahal (barely visible in the haze) from Agra Fort. Where the emperor would address his people in Diwan-i-Am (“Hall of Public Audience”). Beautiful arches inside the Diwan-i-Am in Agra Fort. Diwan-i-Am (“Hall of Public Audience”) in the distance. Agra Fort. Darwaza-i Rauza (the “Great Gate of the Mausoleum”). Inside Darwaza-i Rauza. The Taj Mahal. Closeup of the Taj Mahal. Crowds of people entering the Taj Mahal to see the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. Southeast tower of the Taj Mahal and Mihman Khana in the background. Darwaza-i Rauza in the distance. Another view of the southeast tower of the Taj Mahal. Mihman Khana, used as a guest house during the death anniversaries of Mumtaz Mahal. Beautiful view of the wonderful Taj Mahal. Another shot of the Taj Mahal. One last shot of the Taj Mahal. Entrance to Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi, where Lord Krishna was born in Mathura. Bada Darwaza, the western gate at Purana Qila (the “Old Fort”). Inside Purana Qila with Talaaqi Darwaza in the distance. Qila-e-Kuhna Masjid. Inside Qila-e-Kuhna Masjid. Sher Mandal. Purana Qila. Khar-ul Manazil. Humayun’s Tomb. Corner-view of Humayun’s Tomb. An entrance to Humayun’s Tomb. Inside Humayun’s Tomb. School children posing for a photograph. Another view of Humayun’s Tomb. Afsarwala Tomb and Mosque. Isa Khan’s Garden Tomb. Looking at Isa Khan’s Garden Tomb through an arch belonging to the nearby masjid. The dome ceiling inside Isa Khan’s Garden Tomb. Entrance ticket for the Tibet House Museum. Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. Closeup of the exquisite domes on top of Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. Inside Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. Idol inside Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. Worshipers inside Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. The ceiling in Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. Colonnade with yak head sculpture. Relief sculpture on the outside wall of Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. Looking at Akshardham from Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir. Sikh performance on the streets in New Delhi. Festive lighting above the street nearby where the Sikhs were performing. Hotel signs along a street in Pahar Ganj in New Delhi. Saptamatrikas (seven divine mothers), from the tenth century AD. Lintel depicting Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Jade plate inlaid with precious stones. Pieces and dice for a game called “Chaupar”. Jeweled necklace. Tali, a marriage pendant, worn by wives. Yama, god of death. Painting depicting ladies enjoying music and wine in a garden. The Nativity. Raja Pratap Singh, of Ajmer-Sawar, hunting tigers. Painting of a tiger in the jungle. Raja Prithvi Singh, of Pratapgarh, offering jasmine flowers to Krishna. Ganjifa cards. Goddess Saraswati with Ganesha and devotees, painted on a wooden manuscript cover. Goddess Kali in a cremation ground. Jatayu confronting Ravana in an attempt to save the abducted Sita. Rama piercing Ravana’s neck with his arrows. Bathing women demanding their clothes from Krishna. Buddha head from the fifth century AD. Relief depicting a mother and her child, from the eleventh century AD. Buddha statue from the second century AD. A tiger mask from the Khampti tribe. Votive equestrian figure – with a mouth like Birdo from Super Mario Brothers 2. Bearded man mask. Tughlaqabad Fort. Another view of the fort ruins. Battlement at Tughlaqabad Fort. The sun setting over Tughlaqabad Fort. The sun setting over Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq’s Tomb. The closest picture I was able to get of Akshardham Temple today. Gandhi Smriti (or Birla House). The path Mahatma Gandhi walked from his room, just before his assassination. The end of the path; the stone column marks the spot where Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Mural depicting Gandhi’s life. The room Gandhi stayed in during the last 144 days of his life. Odd artwork of Gandhi with small television screens for eyes. Figures of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife, Karamchand Gandhi. The Delhi Railroad Station with an auto rickshaw parked in front. Sidewalk urinals, found all throughout New Delhi. The Red Fort, in front of Lahori Gate. Lahori Gate. Chhatta Chowk, the covered bazaar. Naubat Khana (the “drum house”). Burmese knife with sheath. Pistol attached with a battle axe. Diwan-i-Am (the “Hall of Public Audience”), in the Red Fort. Khas Mahal in the Red Fort. Moti Masjid (or “Pearl Mosque”). Sawan Pavilion. Zafar Mahal. The giant wall of the Red Fort. Street in Old Delhi. In front of Ram Raja Temple in the town of Orchha. Sweets being sold near Ram Raja Temple. Colorful powders being sold in Orchha. Chaturbhuj Temple. Cenotaphs in Orchha. Another view of the Cenotaphs. Chaturbhuj Temple, seen from its entrance way. Inside Chaturbhuj Temple. Looking toward Orchha Fort from Chaturbhuj Temple. Looking up inside Chaturbhuj Temple. Looking down inside Chaturbhuj Temple (from one of the parapets near the ceiling). The spires on top of Chaturbhuj Temple. Ram Raja Temple, seen from the top of Chaturbhuj Temple. Orchha Fort seen from the top of Chaturbhuj Temple. Another view of Orchha Fort from the top of Chaturbhuj Temple. Man on an elephant leading a short parade through Orchha. Truck with electric lighting, loud speakers, and a singer and trumpeter jamming on its high stage. Bizarrely dressed men painted up with white faces, surrounded by a crowd of onlookers. A religious figure at the end of the parade, handing out gifts in celebration of Vivaha Panchami. The outside of Jahangir Mahal. Inside Jahangir Mahal. Another view inside Jahangir Mahal. Looking at Raja Mahal (and Chaturbhuj Temple in the background) from Jahangir Mahal. The stairs leading up to the second level in Jahangir Mahal. Rai Praveen Mahal and the Betwa River. The many domes of Jahangir Mahal. Raja Mahal. Corner-view of the inside of Jahangir Mahal. Structures on the top floor of Jahangir Mahal. Looking through arches in Jahangir Mahal. Inside Raja Mahal. Fresco in Raja Mahal. Looking at Jahangir Mahal from Raja Mahal. Corner-view in Raja Mahal. Looking at the opposite side in Raja Mahal. Looking at Chaturbhuj Temple and Ram Raja Temple, with Lakshmi Temple far in the distance, on the right. Fresco on the ceiling in Raja Mahal. Jahangir Mahal. The garden in Rai Praveen Mahal. Jahangir Mahal seen from Rai Praveen Mahal. Frescoes inside Rai Praveen Mahal. Monkey on the wall of Orchha Fort. The entrance to Ram Raja Temple. Lakshmi Temple. Inside Lakshmi Temple. Stairs leading up to the top inside the central tower of Lakshmi Temple. Fresco inside Lakshmi Temple. Another fresco inside Lakshmi Temple. Phool Bagh. Walkway and wall in Phool Bagh. Spotted deer in Panna Tiger Reserve. Funnel webs. Looking at a mugger crocodile through binoculars. Water hole in Panna Tiger Reserve. A crested serpent eagle perched in a tree. The sun setting over the Ken River (the “cleanest river in all of India”). The Ken River in Panna Tiger Reserve. A Jackal. Another Jackal. The sunset in Panna Tiger Reserve. The sunset over the Ken River. One last shot of the sunset just outside of Panna Tiger Reserve. Front view of Lakshmana Temple. Angle view of Lakshmana Temple. Two rows of sculpted reliefs adorning the Lakshmana Temple. More sculpted reliefs on the Lakshmana Temple. Sculpture of a woman inside the Lakshmana Temple (ridiculously fake breasts appear to have been in fashion back then). Another sculpture of a woman inside the Lakshmana Temple. The inner sanctum of the Lakshmana Temple. Erotic art depicted on the Lakshmana Temple. Sculpted relief depicting bestiality. Sculpture of Vahara, the boar incarnation of Vishnu. Rear view of the Lakshmana Temple. Kandariya Mahadeva Temple. Three rows of erotic artwork on the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple. The Jagadambi Temple in the distance. Linga and yoni inside the inner sanctum of the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple. Parvati statue inside the Jagadambi Temple. Inside the Jagadambi Temple. On the front steps of the Jagadambi Temple, looking toward the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple. Chitragupta Temple. Looking in to the inner sanctum of the Chitragupta Temple. Jagadambi Temple and Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in the distance. Orgytastic artwork on the outside of the Visvanatha Temple. Inside the Visvanatha Temple. Looking at the inner sanctum inside the Visvanatha Temple. Linga and yoni in the inner sanctum of the Visvanatha Temple. Shrine to Nandi. The front of Visvanatha Temple. Another temple in the western temple complex of Khajuraho. Side view of Visvanatha Temple. Inside Vamama Temple, looking in to the inner sanctum with statue of the dwarf incarnation of Vishnu. Outside view of Javari Temple. Brahma Temple. Lake next to Brahma Temple. Street through the old village of Khajuraho. Ghantai Temple. Shrine in the Jain temple complex. The Parsvanatha Temple. Not sure what is going on here, but it looks pretty sick. Adinath Temple. The Jain god Adinath in the temple bearing his name. Statues inside the Shri Shantinath Temple. Painting of a Jain religious man. Inside the Shri Shantinath Temple. Duladeo Temple. Beejamandal Temple. Erotic artwork on Beejamandal Temple. Chaturbhuja Temple. Vishnu statue inside the Chaturbhuja Temple. Water pump that looks like a linga and yoni sculpture. Matanageswara Temple. Eight-foot tall linga sculpture inside the Matanageswara Temple. Looking at the Lakshmana Temple from the Matanageswara Temple. Memorial to Maharaja Shri Pratar Singh. Approaching Reewa Ghat along the Ganges River in Varanasi. Jain Ghat, seen from the Ganges. Hindus bathing in the Ganges. Approaching Dasaswamedh Ghat (the main ghat in Varanasi). Dasaswamedh Ghat. Another view of Dasaswamedh Ghat. Kedar Ghat with its candy cane color scheme. Golghar, the 18th-century granary in Patna. Looking down the steps to the top of Golghar. Inside Golghar – it’s a large granary. Statue of Mahatma Gandhi found in a large park in Patna. Patties of manure stuccoed on a wall and left to dry in the sun. Buddha’s relics inside a miniature model of the stupa at Vaishali (where it was found). Photograph of a photograph displaying the contents of the jar that contains Buddha’s relics. Tibetan manuscript with a painted cover. Persian tiles on display in the Patna museum. Ivory painting. Patna Kalam painting (a blend of Mughal miniature style and the influence of the East India company). Another Patna Kalam painting. Depiction of the Hoogly River near Bandell. Thanka painting from Tibet. Another Thanka painting. Dancing Ganapati (sculpture from the 11th-century AD). Sculpture in the Patna museum. Buddha statue from the 10th-century AD. Buddha head from the 1st-century AD. Riding inside an auto rickshaw in Patna. “Ancient Pataliputra” (in Kumrahar), now just a park with a pond. Ruins in “Ancient Pataliputra”. The temple at Takht Shri Harmandirjee in Patna Sahib (the birth place of the tenth religious preceptor of the Sikh Faith, Guru Gobind Singhjee). Outside the temple at Takht Shri Harmandirjee. Inside the Sikh temple at Takht Shri Harmandirjee. Farmland on the way to Bodh Gaya. Mahabodhi Stupa at Bodh Gaya. Another view of the Mahabodhi Stupa. Looking up at the Mahabodhi Stupa. Inside the Mahabodhi Stupa. Chanting session for the Tenth Annual International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony. A lot of flowers set up along the Cankamana (“Cloister Walk”), where Buddha spent his third week here, walking up and down in meditation. Angle view of Mahabodhi Stupa. Small stupa with many small Buddha reliefs. Carpeted pathway leading to the living descendant of the Bodhi tree that Buddha gained enlightenment under. Another view of the Bodhi tree and Mahabodhi Stupa. Monks leaving the Mahabodhi Stupa. Column marking the spot of the original Bodhi tree where Buddha gained enlightenment. Mahabodhi Stupa and surrounding grounds. One last view of the Mahabodhi Stupa. Eighty-foot tall statue of Buddha in meditation pose. Angle view of the giant Buddha statue. The Royal Bhutanese Monastery in Bodh Gaya. Monks chanting outside in Deer Park in Sarnath – the location where Buddha gave his first sermon. Ruins of a monastery in Deer Park. Chanters next to Dhamekh Stupa, which marks the exact spot where Buddha gave his first sermon. Close-up of a relief on Dhamekh Stupa. Another view of Dhamekh Stupa. Ajanta Caves. Wall paintings inside Cave No. 1 (a Mahayana monastery) at the Ajanta Caves. Buddha statue in Cave No. 1. Inside Cave No. 4, the largest monastery (though never finished) in the Ajanta Caves. Another view inside Cave No. 4. Painting inside Cave No. 9 at Ajanta Caves. Cave No. 10 at the Ajanta Caves, a chaityagriha belonging to the Hinayana Sect of Buddhism. Painted columns and walls in Cave No. 10. Inside of one of the cave temples in the Ajanta Caves. View of the cave temples in the Ajanta Caves. Painting depicting Buddha’s life inside Cave No. 16 at the Ajanta Caves. Buddha on a lion throne in a preaching posture inside Cave No. 16. Painted ceiling above the entrance to Cave No. 17 at the Ajanta Caves. The painted insides of Cave No. 17. Close-up of a painting depicting an elephant. More of the painted walls in Cave No. 17. Buddha sculpture in Cave No. 17. Entrance to Cave No. 19 in the Ajanta Caves. Stupa inside Cave No. 19. Painting of Buddha inside Cave No. 21 in the Ajanta Caves. Buddha statues in Cave No. 21. Facade to Cave No. 26 in the Ajanta Caves. Sculptures along the wall inside Cave No. 26. Stupa at the end of Cave No. 26. View of the Ajanta Caves from across the Waghora River. Indian produced bottle of Shiraz. Entrance to the Kailasa Cave temple (No. 16) in the Ellora Caves. Inside the Kailasa Cave temple, the largest monolithic structure in the world. Another view inside the Kailasa Cave temple. Side-view inside the Kailasa Cave temple. Elephant sculptures lined up alongside the main structure in the Kailasa Cave temple. Relief of a linga and multiple heads. The giant, central structure in the Kailasa Cave temple. View of the Kailasa Cave temple from the second-storey near the entrance. Linga and yoni sculpture in the inner sanctum inside the Kailasa Cave temple. Colorfully painted reliefs in theKailasa Cave temple. Dasavatara Cave (No. 15) in the Ellora Caves. Colonnade inside Dasavatara Cave. Sculpture inside of Dasavatara Cave (out of view are art students making sketches of this sculpture). Sculpture inside Cave No. 12 of the Ellora Caves. Sculpted relief inside Cave No. 12. Seated Buddhas lined up inside Cave No. 12. Entrance to Cave No. 11 at the Ellora Caves. Inside of Cave No. 10, a double-storeyed Buddhist cathedral-cum-monastery and the only chaityagriha in the Ellora Caves. Intricately sculpted facade to Cave No. 10. One end of the Ellora Caves (with cave No.1). Inside Cave No. 5 (a Buddhsit monastery) in the Ellora Caves. Cave temples in the Ellora Caves. More cave temple entrances in the Ellora Caves. Relief of Skeletor (I think) inside the Ellora Caves. Linga and yoni with sculpted faces on the wall. Inside Cave No. 29 in the Ellora Caves. The inner sanctum inside Cave No. 29. Colonnades in Cave No. 29. Relief in Cave No. 29. Elephant sculpture inside Cave No. 32 (a Jain temple) at the Ellora Caves. Room inside Cave No. 32. Cave No. 32 in the Ellora Caves. Sculpted relief inside a Jain cave temple. Painting inside Cave No. 32. Looking through a hole in the wall inside Cave No. 32. Sculpture peered at through a doorway in Cave No. 32. More sculptures in Cave No. 32. Inside Cave No. 33 (another Jain temple) in the Ellora Caves. Silicone breast implants were apparently chic back when this sculpture was carved. Cave temple entrance in Ellora Caves. View of Kailasa Cave temple in Ellora Caves. Back view (from high) of Kailasa Cave temple. One last view of the Kailasa Cave temple. The Mahakot (second line of defense) in Daulatabad Fort. The red mosque with tall minaret, inside Daulatabad Fort. Steps leading up to a gate in Daulatabad Fort. Inside a gate structure in Daulatabad Fort. Structure inside Daulatabad Fort. Entrance to the Andheri (“Dark Passage”), which leads to the citadel. Inside the “Dark Passage”. Steps leading up to the citadel. The citadel in Daulatabad Fort. Inside the citadel. View from the citadel with the red mosque and fortification walls in view. Monkeys in Daulatabad Fort. Dry moat in Daulatabad Fort. Daulatabad Fort with bridge over the wet moat and red mosque in view. Inside Bharatmata temple in Daulatabad Fort. Colonnade in Bharatmata temple. Gateway to Virupaksha temple in Hampi. Inside Virupaksha temple. In Virupaksha temple, looking back at the entrances. Virupaksha temple viewed from Hemakuta Hill. Shrines on Hemakuta Hill. A green pond and temples on Hemakuta Hill in Hampi. Pushkarni (a water tank) next to the Krishna Bazaar in Hampi. The entrance to the Krishna temple with monkeys hanging out on the “monkey bars”. Inside the Krishna temple complex. The Krishna temple with trunkless elephants flanking each side of a staircase leading up to the main temple. Lakshmi Narasmiha temple with monolithic statue of the fourth incarnation of Vishnu. Creek alongside a banana plantation in Hampi. Inside the Chandikeshvar temple. Bas-relief of Hanuman. The Queen’s Bath in Hampi. Inside the Queen’s Bath, looking at the empty pool. Sarasvathi temple. Octagonal bath. Reliefs of animals and riders decorating the walls of Mahanavami Dibba. Relief in Mahanavami Dibba. Corner view of Rushkarani. Side view of Rushkarani. Inside the Hazararama temple. Bas-relief of an elephant. Backside of the main temple in the Hazararama temple complex. Four riders on an elephant. Watchtower inside the Zanana Enclosure. The beautiful Lotus Mahal. A temple outside the Zanana Enclosure. The Elephant Stables. Angle view of the Elephant Stables. Inside the Elephant Stables, looking through the openings between each stable. Hanuman sculpture inside the Ranga temple. Band tower inside Danaik’s Enclosure. The wall for Danaik’s Enclosure. Inside Prasanna Virupaksha temple (also known as the Underground Shiva temple). Prasanna Virupaksha temple from the outside. Water tank in Hampi. Shrine structure surrounded by a banana plantation in Hampi. Monkey hanging out on some ruins in Hampi. Relief on the side of a giant boulder. Herd of goats passing through ruins in Hampi. Giant monolithic sculpture of Ganesha (carved out of a boulder) in the Kadalekalu Ganesha temple. Ruins near the Monolithic Bull sculpture in Hampi. Monolithic Bull sculpture in Hampi. View of Hampi Bazaar, seen from the trail up to the top of Matunga Hill. Achyutaraya temple, seen from the top of Matunga Hill. Veerabhadra temple on top of Matunga Hill. Gateways to the Achyutaraya temple complex. Female relief sculpture in Achyutaraya temple. Looking out from the main temple in the Achyutaraya temple complex. Coconut palms surrounding the Achyutaraya temple complex. Another view in the Achyutaraya temple complex. “Courtesan’s Street” in Hampi. Pushkarani adjacent to “Courtesan’s Street”. Another view of the Pushkarani. Inside the Varaha (Saiva) temple. Hindu relief in one of the many stone temples in Hampi. Inside a temple in Hampi. Two-storey ruins in Hampi. Relief decorating one of the ruins in Hampi. Ruins with a relief depicting two people carved on the rock surface. Two-storeyed gateway near the Tulabhara (“King’s Balance”). Tulabhara (“King’s Balance”) with the two-storeyed gateway in the background. Entrance to the Vittalia temple. The Stone Chariot (“Garuda Mandapa”) inside Vittalia temple. Another view of the Stone Chariot. Intricate carving on one of the columns found inside the Vittalia temple complex. The main temple in the Vittalia temple complex. Corridor surrounding the inner sanctum of the main temple inside the Vittalia temple complex. Inside the Vittalia temple complex. Relief depicting men engaged in sword fighting. School children visiting the Vittalia temple. Looking past a tree at one of the gateways to Vittalia temple. Pushkarani adjacent to the ruins of a bazaar, near Vittalia temple. Gejjala Mandapa. A sample of the jungle inside Hampi. Talanrigatta Gate. “Beware of Crocodiles” sign next to the Thungabgadra River. View of the Thungabgadra River with stone pillars still standing where an ancient bridge once crossed the river. Path to the Sri Purandaradasara Mantapa. Round boat (made from weaved reeds, covered with sack-cloth, and coated in tar) used by locals on the river. Tree with many wrapped items hanging from its roots. Ruins and boulders along the Thungabgadra River with a round boat being paddled by a local. Relief made on the side of a large boulder. Carving of 1,001 lingas. Another view of the Thungabgadra River. The train to Goa. The jungle along the way to Goa. Basillica Bom Jesus in Old Goa. Inside the Basillica Bom Jesus. Statue of Saint Francis Xavier. The Se Cathedral. ‘Jesus Christ – My Guru and Master’ – Indian Christian art on display in Old Goa. ‘Jesus and Woman Caught in Adultery’ – painting with Jesus looking very much like Buddha sitting in the Bhumisparsha Mudrā posture. Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Inside the Saint Francis of Assisi Church. The nave of the Saint Francis of Assisi Church with paintings depicting the life of Saint Francis. Chapel of Saint Catherine. The carnival-like atmosphere in Old Goa, due to Saint Francis Xavier’s corpse being put on display – something that happens only every ten years. Covah Beach. Paragliding at Covah Beach. A Christian shrine in Goa – influenced by Hindu culture no doubt. Advertisement on the side of a store for Kingfisher beer – India’s primary brew.