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Discover India through the Eyes of a Travel Photographer Gabriel Genchev - Part 2

Jaipur - The Pink City

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant colour scheme of its buildings. It is also known as the Paris of India, and C. V. Raman called it the Island of Glory. It is located 268 km (167 miles) from the national capital New Delhi.

On 6 July 2019, UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Jaipur the "Pink City of India" among its World Heritage Sites.

My unforgetable experience in Janpur

Sometimes I feel so grateful for the opportunities I have to capture the beauty of different cultures and traditions around the world.I was recently lucky enough to come across a wedding photo shoot in India and it was a truly magical experience.Being there on a completely different assignment exploring the great landscapes and colors of India, I came across a Bride and Groom looking stunning in their traditional attire, flanked by a dedicated photographer and videographer.I couldn't resist taking a few photos from afar, trying to capture the essence of the moment without disrupting the flow of the event.What struck me the most was the energy and joy that all the participants exuded.It was clear that this was not just any photo shoot, but a celebration of love, family and community.In India, weddings are much more than just a union between two people.They are a reflection of the values, beliefs and traditions passed down from generation to generation.From the intricate mehndi designs on the bride's hands to the auspicious rituals performed by the priests, every aspect of a wedding is imbued with spiritual significance.As a travel photographer, being able to witness and document such a profound moment is truly a privilege.The vibrant colors, the happy faces, the intricate details all come together to create a memory that will last a lifetime.

I hope that my work can inspire others to explore and appreciate the diversity of our world and celebrate the beauty of human connection in all its forms.

Delhi - chaos transformed into art

A place of endless movement - cars, rickshaws, motorbikes, trucks, pedestrians - everything is racing, somehow far from logic.Delhi is known for its chaotic traffic, which can appear chaotic and dangerous to the uninitiated.However, if looked at from another angle, this traffic can be turned into art.The multitude of different means of transport that pass through the streets create a unique spectacle that can hardly be seen elsewhere.The irresistible buzz mixed with the aromas of street food and the aromas of the city make Delhi an almost magical place.Traffic can be chaotic, but the beauty of this place is in the unexpected, in the life and spirit of a city that never stops moving forward.

New Delhi is the capital of India and a part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). The National Capital Region is a much larger entity comprising the entire NCT along with adjoining districts in neighbouring states, including Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

Gandhi, the father of the nation

I heard so much about the legendary Gandhi and his influence in shaping the country's history.Gandhi, the father of the nation, holds a special place in the hearts of all Indians. His legacy lives on in the very fabric of this country and his teachings continue to shape the way Indians see themselves and their place in the world.

Khuri Desert Jaisalmer

In India's Kuri desert, people have learned to live with a scarce supply of water.Due to its lack, they are forced to find creative ways to supply it.One of their oldest traditions is to collect dew drops from plants and stones early in the morning.The dew is collected in towels, which are then squeezed to remove the water.This method requires patience and persistence, but is a reliable source of water during the dry season.Another way to get water is by digging wells.The Kuri people have dug numerous wells in the desert and know exactly where to find them.They use traditional methods of digging wells using shovels and picks.After the wells are dug, the water is pumped using buckets connected by ropes.They also use a system of canals called "hadins" to catch and store rainwater.These canals are designed to divert rainwater from nearby hills and mountains to reservoirs where it can be used for irrigation and other purposes.Another technique used in the Kuri desert is called "bavari" and involves digging underground reservoirs to store water.

The women who live in the Kuri desert play an important role in their communities.They are responsible for many of the household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and caring for children and the elderly.In the desert it is common for young girls to be sent to carry water in metal vessels on their heads.This practice is based on traditional gender roles in the region, where women are usually responsible for household tasks and collecting water.Girls as young as six or seven are often trained to carry water in this way.They learn to balance the weight of the vessel on their head and walk steadily, often over long distances.Water is a precious resource in the desert, and collecting it requires considerable effort and skill.By sending their daughters to collect water, their parents teach them about hard work and the importance of community cooperation.

Bringing the spirit of Sozopol in India

There is nothing like the thrill of exploring new lands and meeting people with different cultures and histories.Every trip is an opportunity to expand our horizons and our understanding of the world by connecting with the people who inhabit it.We encounter new languages, new customs, new beliefs and new ways of life.We learn that there are millions of different paths to happiness and fulfillment, and that the more we embrace these differences, the richer our lives become.But it's not just about the things we see or the places we visit, it's about the people we meet along the way.Each person has their own story, a unique perspective that has been shaped by their own experiences and culture.

When we engage with these people, we begin to see the world through their eyes, understand their struggle and triumph, and appreciate the beauty of our common humanity.

There is something truly magical about these encounters.They remind us that despite our differences, we are all connected, part of one global family.They open our minds and hearts to new possibilities, new ideas and new friendships that can last a lifetime.

We all make our city an attractive force for people!
Let us be more tolerant and better united by the cause…

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