Postcards from India Jan-Feb 2017

The road from Delhi to Jaipur

One of the Jaipur gates

Hindu temple in Ranthambore national Park

Banyan tree

Reflections in the lake - Rathambore

More reflections!

Taj Mahal

Red Fort at Agra

Colourful saris add to the atmosphere

Carvings in the Red Fort based on the wooden ones in Nepal

Gandhi's memorial

Chinese-style fishing nets in Kochi Fort

Kathakali dancers makeup

Kathakali performance

Aleppey houseboat

Sunset from the boat

Fishermen's chapel at Chellannan

Harbour at Chellannan

Streets decorated for a festival, of which there are many!

Prawn fisherman at dawn in Alleppey

Traditional Indian classical dance

Wild elephants in Periyar National Park

Us on the wooden bridge to the tree house in Periyar

Roadside temple dedicated to Hanuman

Old tractor still works, to plough rice paddies

We were invited to a local wedding

Seller of plastic buckets on the road to Madurai

The Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai

Cows are considered to represent Mother Earth

Bug eyes look out all around the temple to check for evil approaching

Palace in Madurai

Ceiling painting in the palace

Local shops in Madurai market

Cooking pots of all sizes for sale

The onion market

All sorts of useful things for sale

Nothing goes to waste!

NIneteen hairpin bends on the road from Madurai to Munnar

Tea plantations in Munnar

Sunset over the Nilgiri Hills

We took this Tour to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary, and hope you enjoy sharing some of the "headline" sights