Varanasi is easily among the top three most incredible places I've been to in my years of travel. I have never heard or seen another place like it. And there may not be another place like it on earth.
Our journey in India lead us to Udaipur and Jodhpur, two of the most impressive cities of northern India. Jaswant Thada, a Jain temple in Jodhpur, was easily my favorite spot in India.
Fatehpur is a small town outside of Agra. It's known for a grand mosque in the center of the town. In the middle of the square of this mosque is the Salim Chishti Tomb, a beautiful marble edifice. Jaipur is larger city with a beautiful lake as the city center. Castles and defensive walls were raised on top of the mountains surrounding the lake and the city.
Moving on from Taj Mahal, my travel buddy and I found ourselves in Ajmer where a popular Sufi shrine is located and Pushkar which is known for its public bathing ghats.
A photo collage from my trip to India in 2013. A colorful country viewed through my lens.