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The Beauty of India: 50 Amazing Photos

Today we’d like to publish something completely different for a change. India, the country of mysterious paradoxes; the land where civilizations and times intermix, a mysterious place which attracts people from all over the world. In today’s showcase we are presenting a little showcase of this astonishing contrast between wealth and misery, contemporary technologies and ancient historical monuments, plenty of languages, cultures and traditions.

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We present people, places, traditions, culture and a broad overview of the incredible beauty of India — something different and inspirational for a change. Please let us know if you are interested in seeing more similar posts on Smashing Magazine in the future in the comments below.

The Beauty of India Link

Heart You4

Heart You5

Feet. Jaipur6

Feet. Jaipur7

catching up!8

catching up!9

Diwali lights10

Diwali lights11

Aishwarya Rai in the making12

Aishwarya Rai in the making13

Golden Temple before Sunrise14

Golden Temple before Sunrise15

A Dreamer Among the Humblest16

A Dreamer Among the Humblest17

10 Interesting Places to Visit Before You Die18

10 Interesting Places to Visit Before You Die19

Smiling.Pali20

Smiling.Pali21

A glance inside, a glimpse outside22

A glance inside, a glimpse outside23

Dark eyes. Pushkar24

Dark eyes. Pushkar25

Prayer at the Temple26

Prayer at the Temple27

Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra28

Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra29

colors-of-india30

colors-of-india31

Sweeping. Varanasi32

Sweeping. Varanasi33

India. A table 34

India. A table 35

Colorful Masks36

Colorful Masks37

Bananiers en paix38

Bananiers en paix39

back to India40

back to India41

Silent Prayer / Amritsar, India42

Silent Prayer / Amritsar, India43

Little Red Riding Hood44

Little Red Riding Hood45

Golden Slumbers46

Golden Slumbers47

india – gujarat48

india - gujarat49

colors-of-india50

colors-of-india51

sri meenakshi sundareswara temple52

sri meenakshi sundareswara temple53

colors-of-india54

colors-of-india55

India style56

India style57

buddha from bodhgaya58

I n d i a *59

colors-of-india60

colors-of-india61

India62

India63

India Wedding64

India Wedding65

Tata Ace – The True India Truck!66

Tata Ace - The True India Truck!67

india68

india69

l’homme de mehrangarh70

l'homme de mehrangarh71

India72

India73

damsel at Pushkar74

damsel at Pushkar75

India- Faces76

India- Faces77

Mosque (Agra India)78

Mosque (Agra India)79

Mosque80

Mosque81

Lal baba82

Lal baba83

Colors84

Colors85

India86

India87

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  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/35-beautiful-photography-websites/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/the-ultimate-photography-round-up/
  4. 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaurwakee/4288626762/in/pool-inamph
  5. 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaurwakee/4288626762/in/pool-inamph
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3064644483/in/photostream/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3064644483/in/photostream/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/boaz/25875053/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/boaz/25875053/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vecchio3000/4362748639/in/pool-lifeinindia
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vecchio3000/4362748639/in/pool-lifeinindia
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplysahil5/2742854153/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplysahil5/2742854153/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpabla/491592978/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpabla/491592978/
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/4197259366/
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  18. 18 http://vi.sualize.us/view/85522ec55b4300bef5984692c5469f52/
  19. 19 http://vi.sualize.us/view/85522ec55b4300bef5984692c5469f52/
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/clodreno/3965686722/in/pool-indophile
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/clodreno/3965686722/in/pool-indophile
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/2910246461/in/set-72157600004143563/
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/2910246461/in/set-72157600004143563/
  24. 24 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3425350429/in/photostream/
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3425350429/in/photostream/
  26. 26 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlsimages/2741821820/in/set-72157603725420829/
  27. 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlsimages/2741821820/in/set-72157603725420829/
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3088355567/in/photostream/
  29. 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3088355567/in/photostream/
  30. 30 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india9.jpg
  31. 31 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india9.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/4031174189/in/pool-indophile
  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/4031174189/in/pool-indophile
  34. 34 http://nebpixel.deviantart.com/art/India-A-table-10773319
  35. 35 http://nebpixel.deviantart.com/art/India-A-table-10773319
  36. 36 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlsimages/2341109307/in/set-72157603725420829/
  37. 37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlsimages/2341109307/in/set-72157603725420829/
  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/photos/elishams/2562915660/in/set-72157603903634744/
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  40. 40 http://www.flickr.com/photos/97968921@N00/2407422325/
  41. 41 http://www.flickr.com/photos/97968921@N00/2407422325/
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/idogu/54804117/
  43. 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/idogu/54804117/
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlsimages/2222290669/in/set-72157603725420829/
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  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/3372432117/
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/3372432117/
  48. 48 http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltercallens/3237120466/
  49. 49 http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltercallens/3237120466/
  50. 50 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india17.jpg
  51. 51 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india17.jpg
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  54. 54 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india7.jpg
  55. 55 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india7.jpg
  56. 56 http://sheeeep.deviantart.com/art/India-style-42237666
  57. 57 http://sheeeep.deviantart.com/art/India-style-42237666
  58. 58 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paavani/4327220657/in/set-72157618076290168/
  59. 59 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paavani/4327220657/in/set-72157618076290168/
  60. 60 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india13.jpg
  61. 61 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india13.jpg
  62. 62 http://weheartit.com/entry/1447052
  63. 63 http://weheartit.com/entry/1447052
  64. 64 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwynethcolleen/2400882958/
  65. 65 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwynethcolleen/2400882958/
  66. 66 http://www.flickr.com/photos/scratanut/2640656457/in/pool-exoticindia
  67. 67 http://www.flickr.com/photos/scratanut/2640656457/in/pool-exoticindia
  68. 68 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hernancad_nyanda/3642760161/
  69. 69 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hernancad_nyanda/3642760161/
  70. 70 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21888412@N07/2236592292/
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  75. 75 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkoshy/2206628346/
  76. 76 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgluskoter/3202437786/
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  78. 78 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtq/48027710/
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  80. 80 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sejal1_5/3040694778/
  81. 81 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sejal1_5/3040694778/
  82. 82 http://www.flickr.com/photos/elishams/141260201/
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  84. 84 http://www.flickr.com/photos/idogu/54804082/in/set-815412/
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  86. 86 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Yst_4nlVWRs/SD6ciE0KzrI/AAAAAAAAAV8/gxIGyAgIvsU/S660/Indian-Wedding.jpg
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  1. 1

    George Tziralis

    March 20, 2010 10:57 am

    Truly awesome, you may check some (less professional) photos of a recent visit of mine here – http://gtziralis.com/incredible-india/

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  2. 2

    Maximilian Georg Liebscher

    March 20, 2010 11:01 am

    Thank you for sharing these great photos!

    1
  3. 3

    Some fantastic photos of India, thanks for sharing. Will certainly be inspirational.

    1
  4. 4

    Lovely images of this amazing country! :)
    A post after my own heart.
    Thanks!

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  5. 5

    Awesome Collection .. but this aint the real india now :)

    -2
  6. 6

    Absolutely amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing this :-)

    5
  7. 7

    A lot of these photos have a lot of motion going on. I swear I saw some of them move!

    3
  8. 8

    This is real India…good collection…

    -1
  9. 9

    nice pics… but they don’t depict the true Modern India.

    1
    • 10

      The photos are themselves proof that this is “real” india. These things exist and because they exist it makes India what it is. Just because you live in a different part of India doesnt mean that this one doesnt exist. And you say it like you are ashamed of it. Shame on you.
      Learn to love and appreciate what you have. You dont see americans complaining on photos of ghettos or ghost towns saying this is not the “real” america. America is not all holyywood, hot dogs and new york and similarly India is not just bombay, bangalore and call centres.
      the only thing in India that I am ashamed of is the politicians. :((

      I loved the Dark Eyes. simply beautiful.

      -3
  10. 11

    Great Collection. Sad, the country is losing it with the time.

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  11. 12

    The colour combinations are gorgeous.

    2
  12. 13

    Asavari Honavar

    March 20, 2010 11:18 am

    Hi,

    Thank you for representing my country so beautifully. I enjoyed looking at a western perspective of India in terms of pictures. One small error, perhaps you’d like to correct it. Picture no. 39 is a mosque and not a temple.

    And yes would love to see snapshots of other countries like Yemen (I am obsessed with the Socotra Island, after I saw a picture in the Conde Nast Traveller monthly Quiz), laos, Chile, Antigua, Hungary, Morocco, Russia etc.


    warm regards
    Asavari.

    2
  13. 14

    King Sidharth

    March 20, 2010 11:32 am

    Damn man! I love in India and love this post! <3
    <3

    Gimme more (from other countries too!)

    1
  14. 15

    Good pictures; it appears that some of these have been photoshop’ed??

    0
  15. 16

    You can see some beautiful pics from India in Matthieu Aubry’s online gallery, a french photographer: http://matthieu.net/photography/

    India looks like an incredible place! The photos are so amazing!

    -2
  16. 17

    John Stirzaker

    March 20, 2010 11:47 am

    i’d be interested to see a collection of ‘the new india’ thoughts?

    -1
  17. 18

    awesome collection, thanks for sharing :)
    but, there is no pik of modern india.

    -5
  18. 19

    Amazing pictures. I hope to shoot such similar things one day too.

    -6
  19. 20

    Kristaps Lazda

    March 20, 2010 11:57 am

    Pretty amazing pictures! Would love to see this kind of posts in the future too!

    1
  20. 21

    absolutely stunning! great work, keep it up…would like to see more of this ;)

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