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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.

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 You1

Heart You2

Feet. Jaipur3

Feet. Jaipur4

catching up!5

catching up!6

Diwali lights7

Diwali lights8

Aishwarya Rai in the making9

Aishwarya Rai in the making10

Golden Temple before Sunrise11

Golden Temple before Sunrise12

A Dreamer Among the Humblest13

A Dreamer Among the Humblest14

10 Interesting Places to Visit Before You Die15

10 Interesting Places to Visit Before You Die16

Smiling.Pali17

Smiling.Pali18

A glance inside, a glimpse outside19

A glance inside, a glimpse outside20

Dark eyes. Pushkar21

Dark eyes. Pushkar22

Prayer at the Temple23

Prayer at the Temple24

Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra25

Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra26

colors-of-india27

colors-of-india28

Sweeping. Varanasi29

Sweeping. Varanasi30

India. A table 31

India. A table 32

Colorful Masks33

Colorful Masks34

Bananiers en paix35

Bananiers en paix36

back to India37

back to India38

Silent Prayer / Amritsar, India39

Silent Prayer / Amritsar, India40

Little Red Riding Hood41

Little Red Riding Hood42

Golden Slumbers43

Golden Slumbers44

india – gujarat45

india - gujarat46

colors-of-india47

colors-of-india48

sri meenakshi sundareswara temple49

sri meenakshi sundareswara temple50

colors-of-india51

colors-of-india52

India style53

India style54

buddha from bodhgaya55

I n d i a *56

colors-of-india57

colors-of-india58

India59

India60

India Wedding61

India Wedding62

Tata Ace – The True India Truck!63

Tata Ace - The True India Truck!64

india65

india66

l’homme de mehrangarh67

l'homme de mehrangarh68

India69

India70

damsel at Pushkar71

damsel at Pushkar72

India- Faces73

India- Faces74

Mosque (Agra India)75

Mosque (Agra India)76

Mosque77

Mosque78

Lal baba79

Lal baba80

Colors81

Colors82

India83

India84

Footnotes Link

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  2. 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaurwakee/4288626762/in/pool-inamph
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  4. 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3064644483/in/photostream/
  5. 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/boaz/25875053/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/boaz/25875053/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vecchio3000/4362748639/in/pool-lifeinindia
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vecchio3000/4362748639/in/pool-lifeinindia
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplysahil5/2742854153/
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  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpabla/491592978/
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  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/4197259366/
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  15. 15 http://vi.sualize.us/view/85522ec55b4300bef5984692c5469f52/
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  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/clodreno/3965686722/in/pool-indophile
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  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3425350429/in/photostream/
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3425350429/in/photostream/
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  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3088355567/in/photostream/
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  27. 27 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india9.jpg
  28. 28 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india9.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/4031174189/in/pool-indophile
  30. 30 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/4031174189/in/pool-indophile
  31. 31 http://nebpixel.deviantart.com/art/India-A-table-10773319
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  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlsimages/2341109307/in/set-72157603725420829/
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  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/photos/97968921@N00/2407422325/
  39. 39 http://www.flickr.com/photos/idogu/54804117/
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  43. 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/3372432117/
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/3372432117/
  45. 45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltercallens/3237120466/
  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltercallens/3237120466/
  47. 47 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india17.jpg
  48. 48 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india17.jpg
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  52. 52 http://www.millionface.com/l/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/colors-of-india7.jpg
  53. 53 http://sheeeep.deviantart.com/art/India-style-42237666
  54. 54 http://sheeeep.deviantart.com/art/India-style-42237666
  55. 55 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paavani/4327220657/in/set-72157618076290168/
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  59. 59 http://weheartit.com/entry/1447052
  60. 60 http://weheartit.com/entry/1447052
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwynethcolleen/2400882958/
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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/

    3
  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.

    0
  4. 4

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

    -1
  5. 5

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

    -2
  6. 6

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

    3
  7. 7

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

    1
  8. 8

    This is real India…good collection…

    -2
  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.

    -1
  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??

    1
  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?

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  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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