The lingering rays of sunlight are naturally framed by trees in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India ….
Hand-made, decorated pots for sale on the streets of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. A colorful, hand-made pot stands out among the others processed in monochrome.
The Daly College is a co-educational residential and day boarding school located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was founded by Sir Henry Daly of the British Indian Army during India’s colonial British Raj.
Going to school seems like going to a palace ….
A gray langur or Hanuman langur monkey finds the perfect spot to take a nap in Madhya Pradesh, India
The sun glows brightly as it sets in Madhya Pradesh, India
An intricately designed viewing porch at Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India
It is said that of the five most sacred rivers of India – Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Godavari and Kaveri, Narmada is the holiest. It is also said that when Ganga herself feels unclean, she takes the form of a black cow and using the darkness of the night as her cover, comes to cleanse herself in the waters of the Narmada.
The Narmada, for most of its course flows through Madhya Pradesh. Owing to its sanctity, there are many temple towns on the river including Maheshwar. This tiny town on the banks of the Narmada is known not for its temples but for its benevolent queen, Ahilyabai Holkar, considered by many as a goddess.
Viewing the Narmada River from the porch of Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar …
Mandu (Madhya Pradesh, India), due to its strategic position and natural defenses, was an important place with a rich and varied history. It was an important military outpost and its military past can be gauged by the circuit of the battlement wall, which is nearly 37 km (23 mi) and is punctuated by 12 gateways. The wall enclosed a large number of palaces, mosques, Jain temples of 14th century and other buildings.
Here is a view of the sunset through one of the gateways of the wall ….
Sunrise early in the morning creates a golden glow in the sky and lake in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
Only one half of the sun is visible as it rises behind the mountain in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
A couple of birds fly by oblivious to a sunrise in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh is a historic city with a large number of historic monuments. It is a celebration in stone of life and joy called ‘the city of joy’ by the Muslim rulers, Between 1401 and 1561 it was the capital of a Muslim state in the north of India.
Though tourists flock to the historical monuments, one can find solitude in the rural areas of Mandu ….
A golden morning at a lake in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
A sliver of the sun appears from behind the hills at sunrise in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
After leaving Kerala, traveled to Madhya Pradesh. The State of Madhya Pradesh is centrally located and is often called as the “Heart of India.” The State is home to a rich cultural heritage and has practically everything; innumerable monuments, large plateau, spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers and miles and miles of dense forests offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife in sylvan surroundings.
Early morning in Mandu …..