My Journey of traveling to 100 Places in India, in Pictures. (Part 1) @The.Indian.Traveller

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What is Travel? For some, it's food for their soul, for others it is an escape from reality. Every time I get into my travel-pants and head out to explore a new place, I realize that I leave something behind. During my first solo trip, I lost fear, fear of the unknown, fear of being alone! And, over the many trips that have been a part of my life now, I've have lost quite a few things. I lost hesitation, luxury, awkwardness, restraint, self-consciousness and also, one prized camera. But what I found was much more prized and valued than the materialistic things that I misplaced and lost. I found myself, I found peace, I found my individuality, I found my calling and most of all, I found my purpose to live – Travel and explore!

It all started when I discovered my passion for photography. And once I started pursuing my passion, it pushed me into traveling. During my initial days, I remember leaving my room thousands of times with or without any company, just to click and perfect my skills at photography. Slowly, it started coming to me and I started enjoying this. It gave me a high that I had never experienced before. I loved the reality of everyday life, the liveliness of the moments and the beauty in the stories of places and its people.

I have been to around 110 cities/towns in India covering around 19 states. I remember how excited I was when I was in Kaza, Spiti Valley last summers and it was my 100th place in India. Its been 4 years since I have started loving being on the road. And I believe the best part of it is that I have done all this as my passion. I started traveling while I was working for an automobile company as a Sales Manager and continued while pursuing my MBA in Ahmedabad. I am currently working with Google India in Hyderabad and I still try to squeeze out weekends and extended weekends to travel to new and old places and capture them on my camera.

4 Years, 19 States, 100+ Cities/Towns, 10000+ Pictures and a truck loads of memories! This is my journey of traveling in India, in pictures. This is the part 1 of 2 of the series. (50/100 Pictures)

Dolanji Bon Monastery, Barog, Himachal Pradesh - From my first solo trip back in 2014

Photo of Dolanji, Ganyar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim - One of the best and most picturesque monasteries I have ever been to.

Photo of Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India by Rishi

Taj Mahal , Agra - Needs no words!

Photo of Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rishi

Junagarh Fort, Bikaber, Rajasthan - One of the underrated destination in Rajasthan

Photo of Junagarh Fort, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India by Rishi

City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan - A trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without going to Udaipur

Photo of City Palace, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan by Rishi

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - An evening with 2 army soldiers during a solo trip

Photo of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Devgarh, Rajasthan - Back from a village from my Maternal grandfather's place

Photo of Devgarh, Rajasthan, India by Rishi

Korigarh Fort, The 2 hours hike is worth the sunrise view early morning, Lonavala, Maharashtra

Photo of Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Rishi

The Rush - Camels marching towards the fair grounds on an early morning during Pushkar Camel Fair

Photo of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Rishi

Tapi River, Surat, Gujarat

Photo of Tapi River Front, Swami Vivekanand Bridge, Bapu Nagar, Adajan Patiya, Surat, Gujarat, India by Rishi

Srivardhan, A scenic road trip from Pune, Maharashtra

Photo of Shrivardhan, Maharashtra, India by Rishi

Harihareshwar, one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai/Pune, Maharashtra

Photo of Harihareshwar, Maharashtra, India by Rishi

Chitkul, The last village on Indo-Tibet Border, Himachal Pradesh - Trip of my life!

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Rumsu, Himachal Pradesh - This one is from my first High Altitude Trek

Photo of Rumsu Village, Rumsu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Jaigaon, West Bengal - Last village in Indo-Bhutan Border, A memorable trip with 9 friends from MICA

Photo of Jaigaon PS, Jaigaon, West Bengal, India by Rishi

Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim - Scary experience at sub zero temperature for 2 hours!

Photo of Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim, India by Rishi

Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Another of my favorite initial Himachal Trips with Sayan

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Sherthang, Sikkim - On the way to Nathula Pass

Photo of Sarathang, Sikkim, India by Rishi

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - Colored houses and narrow lanes!

Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Darjeeling, West Bengal - A place I would love to go back again.

Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Rishi

Parashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh - One of my favorite weekend getaways from Delhi

Photo of Parashar Lake, D.P.F. Parashar Dhar, Himachal Pradesh by Rishi

Batal, Himachal Pradesh - The camping site near Chander Tal lake

Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Nako, Himachal Pradesh - I still cant forget the experience of playing cricket on this helipad.

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

A green patch in an almost dry land

Photo of Leo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Key Monastery, Key, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Key Gompa, Key Monastery, Key, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Bhrigu Lake Top, 14010 Ft, Himachal Pradesh - A really nice short trek from Manali

Photo of Bhrigu Lake, Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh by Rishi

Portrait of a Saint

Photo of Sikar, Rajasthan, India by Rishi

From one of the biggest gurudwaras of Karnataka, Bidar

Photo of Bidar, Karnataka, India by Rishi

Portrait of 'Tea Seller' in Nagaur, Rajasthan

Photo of Nagaur, Rajasthan, India by Rishi

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Rishi

Something I clicked really long back on Mumbai-Pune Highway, Pune

Photo of Pune, Maharashtra, India by Rishi

Taken using a GoPro on an early morning walk around Kasol

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Just before starting the Kheerganga Trek, we saw this view. Barshaini, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Barsheni Village Bus Stop, मणिकर्ण - बर्शेणी सड़क, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

At the highest Monastery in India, Komic, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Komic, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

And this one is from World's highest Post Office at 14567 ft, Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Portrait of a local from Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Naida Caves, Diu

Photo of Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Rishi

A local boy cutting grass on his field in Madvi village, Gujarat

Photo of Mandvi, Vadodara, Gujarat, India by Rishi

Leopard rescue center, Pavagarh, Gujarat

Photo of pavagad, Gujarat, India by Rishi

And this one from my hometown, Jodhpur during a Diwali Night.

Photo of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Rishi

Bandra Worli Sea link as seen from Bandra Fort, Mumbai

Photo of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Rishi

Chapora Fort, Goa

Photo of Goa, India by Rishi

Rola Kholi Campsite, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Virupaksha Temple, Hampi - A weekend getaway from Mumbai/Pune/Hyderabad & Bangalore

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Rishi

In the forests of Sukhia Pokhri, somewhere near Darjeeling, West Bengal

Photo of Sukhia Pokhari, West Bengal, India by Rishi

Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Chail, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Buddha Statue overlooking the beautiful valley at the fossil village, Langza, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Langza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Rangrik Village, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Rangrik, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

The 100th place I went to was this beautiful place in Spiti Valley, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Rishi

Hope you like the first set of pictures. Will come back with other parts and pictures soon.

P.S: All pictures are taken by me and use of any picture for commercial use isn't permitted.

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