10 Honest Photos Of The People Of India.

This post is a bit spontaneous – but who doesn’t love a bit of spontaneity in ones life? –

I was going through the pictures of our travels in India for a different post and noticed how all of the photos that we had collected of the people of India made me smile from cheek to cheek. These people paint a wonderful picture of this country with all of their charm, honesty and humility.

So I thought I should share my favourite ones with you, and show you why I really fell in love with India.


1. Mini Entrepreneurs.

When we went to visit the site of ‘The Holy Men’ we were approached by a group of children attempting to make some money by selling whatever they had. Pens, postcards and a whole lot of ambition. The children of India have had to learn fast that in a country where you must work hard to make a living, you need to come up with innovative ways to get by everyday. These boys were born salesmen!



2. Holding Hands With A Stranger.

Visiting a fort ruin near Alwar we met a group of Indian tourists walking the site also. As I sat to have my picture taken I noticed a beautiful young woman not too far next to me on the wall. I asked if she would like to be in the photo and she held my hand. It was a moment of pure openness and acceptance between two strangers.



3. The Indian Little Bo Peep.



4. LBW

– Any cricket fans about? That’s a cricket term if you aren’t. – This jolly old timer was the local cricket bat Mr Fixit.



5. “You Took My Picture, That Will Be 100 Rupees”

This actually happened haha. I asked this little boy if he wanted to have a picture taken with me and he charged me for it! See, I told you these kids knew what they were doing.


6. Local Bakers.

One of my favourite meals was eaten in this restaurant. – Can you spot Rawat? – 



7. The Indian “Family Waggon”


8. The Corner Shop.

This lovely elderly woman was selling fresh fruit and veg at the lake side in Jaipur. She chopped me up a fruit and sprinkled it with salt. It was a strangely mouth watering combination.


9. India’s “Healthy Options”

Most street food I found in India was either deep fried or swimming in ghee or oil. This was a street dish I could have eaten all day every day. It was a lentil, tomato and red onion salad seasoned with lemon and spices. Delicious.


10. Family Business

Mother and daughter at their roadside family run mini market.




  1. October 5, 2016 / 6:23 AM

    Simply beautiful! I have always seen these around, but never thought of capturing the beauty. You have done it so gracefully!

  2. October 6, 2016 / 10:19 PM

    Great post, the photos show that real authentic side to the country

  3. October 8, 2016 / 5:22 AM

    Love these and the little captions! Not a cricket fan but grew up with it! Leg before wicket ✌🏻️

  4. October 9, 2016 / 11:08 PM

    This is such a beautiful post. It’s really nice to see something more organic and candid. I feel like we’re all always oversaturated with staged and over edited media nowadays

    • wanderlustayne@gmail.com
      October 10, 2016 / 5:43 PM

      Thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate your feedbackk 🙂 Yes I love capturing candid and authentic photos, it makes it more real for me to see something exactly as it is unstaged and organic.

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