During the Holi Festival, on the streets you will be constantly stopped to to be totally painted with colored powders. At the end of the day you'll find yourself with face and clothes covered by many different colors... all beautiful and very bright.
Jaipur is also known as the "pink city". This because of the color of which are painted the walls of the old main neighborhood of the city. By now in pink, compared to the size of the city of the present day, there is very little. But the visual impact of this old neighborhood is definitely pleasant. The life of the pink city is really hectic.. the chaos reigns supreme, with people, cars and motorcycles really everywhere and always in motion. It takes a while getting used to the "soundtrack" that accompanies you throughout the duration of the visit. In this area of the city there is a lively market where rivers of local people pour daily... is difficult even walk. Also in the heart of the neighborhood and there is the city palace, the former headquarters of the sovereign of the city in the past.
A man coming out from a shop in Chennai. The painted lines on the forehead are a clear symbol of his Hindu belief.
The Lassi is a popular indian drink. Basically is a kind of mix between milk and curd and you can get in many flavours. Around India you can also find a "Special Lassi" or "Bhang Lassi".
Well, the cows around here definetely must feel very lucky.. They're fortunate to be born in a land where, for the most of the people, the cow is considered a sacred animal. Is normal to see them roaming carefree all around the streets, eating everything that comes within range, trash included.
The Holi is an Hindu festival celebrated annually to wish an happy and prosperous year. The celebrations usually last a day (some cities' like Pushkar up to a week). The night before the festival are burned some fires in the streets of the cities' where during the day the women bring necklaces made of cow dung and men instead a trunk to be placed in the middle.
Thrissur Pooram is a popular temple festival of the South Indian state of Kerala. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur town every year on the "Pooram" day of the Malayalam Calendar month of "Medam".
A small town on the coast a couple of hours south from Chennai, with plenty of impressive temples hollowed on the stone.
Near my Guest House there was a square always full of people running everywhere.. but there was also a small corner where every day elderly sat "comfortably" were enjoying their time reading the newspapers. This man was one of the most present goers.