India: The journey begins...
Hey folks... Namaskar everybody! aap kaise ho?
Dhanyawad for dropping by and checking out more photos from our journey to India!
As previously posted in the small teaser, I am breaking this amazing trip into several posts, as India is so diverse and full of interesting things, it wouldn't be fair to even try to show everything in half a dozen shots... Even with all these photos, there's definitely lots and lots more to do and explore... but 3 weeks were good for us to sample a Taste of India...
Here's how it all started...
Right after touching down, we HAD to salute and say "Hi to Shah Rukh Khan", one of the most popular Bollywood stars: he is EVERYWHERE!
Yeah baby! Welcome to India!
Then, we flew to Dehradun, hometown of the Bahuguna's and celebrated Diwali there, the Festival of Lights.
"Diwali (English pronunciation: /dɪwɑːli/) also called the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November." - from Wikipedia!
Lots of fireworks everywhere!
and lots of lights!!!! like Christmas in the western world... :)
While riding around in an autorickshaw... our driver almost hit that guy... but he just acted as nothing happened and continued playing with his firecracker...
Cool times... maybe not, as we could have hit the news: "Rickshaw full of tourists explode after fireworks went off in the middle of the road"... hehehe
While in Dehradun, we had the chance to explore a bit of the indian life, and the honour to check out the hospitality of Parul's family and taste some of the awesome indian dishes, especially the home-made food!
BTW, if you feel like renting some floor space... check this out! Not really sure about the 2nd and 3rd floors...
We had the chance to visit Mussoorie, a hill station 35km away from Dehradun. Pretty cool ride through narrow and winding roads...
Worth checking out the "man powered" Ferris wheel!
Lots of monkeys!
And to wrap up this post, a cool view of Doon valley and the City Lights of Dehradun!
Talking about City Lights, stayed tuned for my next post, which will have some photos of Bombay!! and some behind the scene photos of the upcoming video of Koel and the Twin Otters, City Lights!
Ed theses are amazing. They make me miss India even more.
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