Posts tagged ‘Ramathra’

India Re-capped

On 9th October 2014 my wife and I arrived in Delhi after our overnight flight from Heathrow. Over the next 10 days we covered approximately 1000km as we travelled by road and rail from Delhi to Agra to Ranthambhore to Ramathra to Jaipur and then back to Delhi. 

My first set of images from India were posted on 26th October. Since then there have been 54 other posts (not including this one) containing 266 images (just 19% of the 1,405 shots that I captured in total on the trip). For my final post on India (about time too I hear you cry) I thought I would share these 266 shots again in one gallery.

Thanks for all the likes and comments over the past 5 months, your kind and supportive words are a constant source of encouragement…….I hope you enjoy the journey one more time: 

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

Village Life: Hindu Temples

Hinduism is a wonderful religion, full of character and colour………but unless you’re born and bred into that culture, to the uninitiated, it is also pretty hard to grasp. There are literally thousands of Gods worshipped by Hindus… name it and their will be a God for it. The downside of this is that even the smallest of villages is likely to have half a dozen shrines and temples (not to mention each and every house, workplace, public building and dashboard in virtually every form of transport in the country……..regardless of whether you are a practicing Hindu or not it seemed to me). As you can see from the shots below, Ramathra is no exception:

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

Village Life: Harvest Time

A few more shots from Ramathra depicting the villagers hard at work in the fields bringing in the millet harvest. I vividly remember this day……it was hot and humid and out in the fields there was no shade. Not the sort of day for hard physical labour……..but then I’m a slightly overweight, unfit, pampered westerner who doesn’t have a village full of hungry mouths to feed: 

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

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