Warning: This Blog is Highly Addictive
They say that a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear, and I have to agree.
A good smile is a reflection of the beauty of the human spirit, a warming insight into the soul of the smiler. And India is a first-class smile destination. Smiles are everywhere you look—and everywhere you point your camera—in India.
From wide-eyed schoolkids playing chasey in the gardens overlooking Gandhi’s memorial, to moustachioed gentlemen serving up gooey treats at their street-side stalls, you’ll find yourself reassuringly surrounded by smiles.
And the thing about smiles is that they’re highly addictive. Give one, and you generally receive one in return.
So sit back, put your feet up and come with me on a photographic journey of the smiles that dazzled me on my latest trip to India. Warning: It may put a smile on your face.
Then let us know in the comments below which smile is your favorite. Believe me, that’ll put a smile on my face…
I glimpsed these gorgeous school girls fooling around on a tuk-tuk ride through Old Delhi. Not only is there an amazing smile on display, but if you look closely, there’s also a bit of after-school tomfoolery taking place.
Proof indeed that a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear at the Taj Mahal.
Selfie-time smiles at the Amber Fort, just outside Jaipur.
These lads are happy to show off the latest fashions at the Taj Mahal.
The smile on the face of the guy who has spotted my camera at Jama Masijid mosque in Delhi demonstrates perfectly just how quickly producing a camera can produce a dazzling smile in India.
Oh please… There’s just so much smiley goodness on display in this shot from Jama Majid mosque in Delhi.
Incredible smiles everywhere you look at the Amber Fort, just outside Jaipur.
Few things can beat the smile of an Indus Tour Leader as he shows travelers around the Taj Mahal.
These two beautifully-dressed ladies are happy to meet a camera-wielding foreigner at Delhi’s Qutb Minar UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cooking potatoes in Old Delhi has to be hot, bothersome work… But it doesn’t stop this guy from sharing a smile.
The fellow up front may be feeling a little pensive, but the girls behind him are most definitely full of smiles as they play in the gardens overlooking Gandhi’s memorial in Delhi.
This young lady is the only female stall-owner in Delhi Spice Market. That’s reason enough to wear a smile like a badge of honor.
Sticky dessert treats? Tick. Amazing moustache? Tick. Proud smile behind the amazing moustache? Tick, tick, tick!
Beautiful, beautiful smiles—and sparkling eyes—at Delhi’s Jama Majid mosque.
Do you dream of wandering around the winding streets of Old Delhi? Or gazing at the opulence of the Amber Fort? Yes? Then come with us to India. Not only will you have the experience of a lifetime, but you will have a sophisticated itinerary that has been lovingly-created by Indus’ India experts. To find out more about our tours to India, please feel free to contact us at any time.
About the Writer: Vickie Sam Paget
Vickie is a freelance writer and editor based in Vancouver, BC. When she’s not creating dynamic travel or tech content, globetrotting or gazing at the North Shore Mountains, you can usually find her curled up with a good book or sipping a pint of the good stuff in her local Irish bar.