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Life in Orchha, India

Inside the Fort complex in Orchha, India. This complex is on a hilltop overlooking the Betwa river. To access it you cross a multiple arched bridge with 14 arches built in granite stones. The fort houses several historical palaces and temples, one of which is the 17th century Raja Mahal palace. Orchha is a town in the Madhya Pradesh state of India and had the distinction of being the capital of one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India.

A beautiful sunset in rural India


After travelling the Ganges River for 4.5 hours by row boat to our overnight camping spot, we were treated to this sunset. It wasn’t a formal campsite, just a spot on a sandy beach by the river somewhere near Allahabad, India. Occasionally we would see 1 or 2 people in the distance across the river or fishermen that rowed by. The following morning we were greeted by the rare and elusive Ganga bottlenose dolphins. This was one of my most memorable experiences while on a small group tour with Intrepid Travel in February 2015.

Sunrise boat ride on River Ganga in Varanasi, India

Sunrise on River Ganga (Ganges) in Varanasi, India. There is so much to observe as life unfolds by the river’s edge, but if you don’t look the other way, you’d miss this. The way the sun peeks through the smoke filled skies as it rises is a something worth getting up early for.


Life unfolds by the River Ganges in Varanasi, India

Life unfolds by the river Ganga (Ganges) in Varanasi, India. I captured this as I drifted by on a boat as the sun rose.

This was one of my most memorable experiences while on tour with Intrepid Travel in February 2015. I’m counting down my favourite experiences and images from my travels this year.

Thanks to IntrepidTravel and Toronto TravelMassive for taking me to India for my first time. I won a 15-day tour at Toronto Travel Massive’s 4th anniversary celebration.