This is Indeed India!

“This is indeed India!  The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history…the one sole country under the sun that…all men desire to see and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give up that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.”

- excerpt from Mark Twain’s Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World (published in 1916…and still rings true)

P.S. I wish I could claim to have taken this picture.

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