Caretaker lady having a break at the Taj Mahal in India, Feb 2017
Lady carrying a water urn in India, February 2017
Leaders of Government
Three future leaders of Government in Alsisar, India. February 2017
Three chaps walking through an old fort in Agra
Wall of an old fort in Agra, India. February 2017
Very distinguished chap reading his morning paper on a street in Jaipur, Feb 2017
Waiting for the bus
Waiting for a bus on a dusty back road outside Alsisar in Rajasthan, India. Feb 2017
Girl described as a 'Gypsy girl' sent out to perform acrobatics in front of traffic in Delhi, February 2017.
Sent out to perform for money by her parents. Common all over Delhi and all with the same made-up look.
Chap making whips on the steps of a mosque in Delhi, Feb 2017
Fatehpur Siri Fort Cleaner
Working in an abandoned city/fort near Agra, Feb 2017
Motorised Ricksaw Repairs
Roadside rickshaw repairs
Sunrise in Ranthambore
Off looking for tigers in Rathambore (or indeed, Ranthambhore - they seem flexible on the 'h') Reserve. Early morning as the sun was coming up.
Morning in Rathambore
First light in Rathambore Nature Reserve while out looking for tigers
Peacocks in the lake shallows in Rathambore, India. Given there are crocodiles in the lake and tigers on the land one assumes these are very wary Peacocks!
After six hours of driving around Ranthambore Nature Reserve looking for tigers and failing we were on the way back when all of a sudden there was this female and her cubs. Her name is Noor.
Water Palace, Jaipur
Love the girl jumping off the wall in the foreground of this. Feb 2017
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Jaipur Water Palace. Surprised to discover this place is currently empty and actually falling apart. Zoomed in on the photo the windows are loose plastic.
City Palace, Jaipur
Inside the City Palace in Jaipur, current residence of the Maharaja
Kalka to Shimla Train
Houses on the side of the Toy Train railway from Kalka to Shimla
Toy Train and Arch
The Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla in the northern Indian Himalayas
While on the Toy Train to Shimla I was sitting outside the train in an open door taking photos and noticed this young chap watching me. On arrival in Shimla I found him and his parents on the platform to show them the photo - he was grinning massively to see himself like this.
Shimla, at around 7500 feet in the Himalayas, the location of the British Raj in summer to escape the heat of Delhi.
While taking photos of a sleeping monkey in Shimla I got a little close and woke her partner who was less than pleased to have his snooze disrupted. I beat a hasty retreat!
Two tourist ladies in the Indian Himalayan town of Shimla
Dog in a skip
A dog snuffling for scraps as someone empties waste into a skip / waste bin in Shimla. Quite a few stray dogs around Shimla but like this one, all looked pretty well fed.
The Lower Bazaar in Shimla. A lot steeper than it looks.
Back breaking work
A porter carrying a heavy load through the market area of Shimla
Wild parakeet in India
Indian Palm Squirel
Taj through trees
Taj Mahal through trees mid-morning in Feb 2017
Fatehpur Sikri tourists
Tourists taking a break in this abandoned town near Agra
Camels and Tractor
Entrance to the Ranthambore National Park in India. In the early morning gloom it could have been Jurassic Park in there.
Bird in Ranthambore
Given they are surrounded by crocodiles and tigers so are basically a walking lunch, the deer understandably aware of what is going on around them.
Camels in Jaipur
Tractor on the road from Alsisar towards Delhi. I reckon they could have got a bit more on there if they'd tried...
Town of Alsisar between Ranthambore and Delhi
Boy in Alsisar
Camel versus tractor
Toy Train to Shimla
Taken sitting outside the train on the entrance step to our carriageway
Chef in the town of Shimla. Despite the glare I did ask him if it was OK to take his photo!
Jama Masjid Mosque, Delhi
Man and cow
Crocodile on the bank of a lake in Ranthambore Nature Reserve, Feb 2017
Palace guards in Jaipur
When the driver saw me photographing his truck I got a massive grin and wave.