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I have always been inspired by different cultures and customs and after my first solo trip in 2015 I was hooked. I was lucky enough to travel around Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia but it was India that stole my heart.

I studied photography at university and have a keen eye for imagery. India is a photographer’s paradise and arriving in Rajasthan I was blown away by the kaleidoscope of vibrant tones, the ancient traditions and the history of the forts, palaces and maharajas. Kerala, by comparison, felt like stepping into a different country. After the hustle and bustle of the north, cruising the palm-fringed backwaters and trekking through tea plantations in Munnar seemed like heavenly relaxation.

India is incredibly diverse and offers so many different facets, cultural experiences and scenic landscapes that I am delighted to share my passion for this beautifully chaotic country.

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I'll never forget when…

The holy city of Varanasi left a big impression on me. It’s a city that excites all the senses with its bustling streets, temples and shrines, cremations, chanting and age-old traditions. The evening boat ceremony took us along the Ganges where local people went about their daily activities and made ceremonial offerings at sunset. The main ceremony draws people from all over India with hundreds of boats congregating in front of the ghats; it was something I had never experienced before. Hearing the chants and clashing symbols combined with the smell of incense left me feeling humbled and enthralled by this ancient ceremony.

Photos of Lydia

Lydia in Jodhpur, India Lydia in Jodhpur, India
Lydia at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India Lydia at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India
Lydia walking in Munnar, India Lydia walking in Munnar, India
Lydia visiting the Taj Mahal, India Lydia visiting the Taj Mahal, India