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Serena Bowles | Palm Trees on the Cliff Varkala

Palm Trees on the Cliff Varkala

Palm trees lining the Cliff at Varkala, Kerala - one of South India's prime beach resorts.
Serena Bowles | Rafting on the Zanskar River, Ladakh, India

Rafting on the Zanskar River, Ladakh, India

Leh, in the Indian Himalayan region of Ladakh, is a dream of a place for outdoor enthusiasts. One popular option is rafting on either the Zanskar or the Indus Rivers, surrounded by superb scenery. The aim in this white water rafting is not to fall in - the icy temperature of the water means that some people have died doing this activity; fortunately the rapids are not too fierce.
Serena Bowles | Puddle on the Road in Lahaul Valley, Himalayas, India

Puddle on the Road in Lahaul Valley, Himalayas, India

A puddle of melted snow sits on the rocky road through the Lahaul Valley, in the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh in northern India. In the distance mountains tower over the land, contrasting with the bright blue sky. From November to April this region gets around two metres of snow.
Serena Bowles | Taj Mahal in Perspective, Agra, India

Taj Mahal in Perspective, Agra, India

Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is sometimes called a symbol of eternal love. The marble mausoleum, which can be found in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is simply exquisite. The figures, and the linear perspective, in this shot help to give a sense of scale.
Serena Bowles | Descending from Khardung La, Ladakh, India

Descending from Khardung La, Ladakh, India

Leh, in the Indian Himalayan region of Ladakh, is a dream of a place for outdoor enthusiasts. One popular option is downhill mountain biking. Get a lift up to Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, and then freewheel down on a mountain bike, surrounded by superb scenery - great fun - and this is the view you get on the way down.
Serena Bowles | Rice Paddy Field Hampi

Rice Paddy Field Hampi

The vibrant greens of a paddy field of young rice lined with palm trees near Hampi. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Serena Bowles | Woman in Pink Sari by Ganges, Varanasi, India

Woman in Pink Sari by Ganges, Varanasi, India

A woman in a bright pink sari sits on a low stool on the ghats by the River Ganges in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Sheep and Goats in Lahaul Valley, Spiti, Himalayas, India

Sheep and Goats in Lahaul Valley, Spiti, Himalayas, India

A herd of sheep and goats are shepherded through a remote valley by a handful of hardy men. The rocky and inhospitable landscape belongs to the Lahaul Valley, in the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh in northern India. In the distance snow-capped mountains tower over the land, contrasting with the bright blue sky. From November to April this region gets around two metres of snow.
Serena Bowles | Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India

A fisherman checks his nets at sunrise from a small wooden boat on the River Ganges, the most sacred of rivers. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Waiting to be Washed, Banks of River Ganges, Varanasi, India

Waiting to be Washed, Banks of River Ganges, Varanasi, India

A row of colourful clothes lined up on the muddy banks of the Ganges, waiting to be washed. In the background are wooden boats being rowed on the river. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Sunday Bathing in Ganges at Ahilyabai Ghat, Varanasi, Utter Pradesh, India

Sunday Bathing in Ganges at Ahilyabai Ghat, Varanasi, Utter Pradesh, India

Sunday is a very popular bathing day in Varanasi. This shot, taken from the River Ganges, shows masses of pilgrims converging on Ahilyabai Ghat for a dip in the river. The sacred waters are thought to wash away sins. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Bus Descending Rhotang Pass, Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India

Bus Descending Rhotang Pass, Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India

The robust Himachal Pradesh buses are certainly put through their paces travelling on rough, rocky roads through remote inhospitable - but incredibly beautiful - landscapes. This one is descending from the Rhotang Pass, muddied with melting snow, into the Lahaul Valley.
Serena Bowles | Holy Cow! Bull on the Beach at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Holy Cow! Bull on the Beach at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Holy cows are a common sight in India - even at the beach! Taken on the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Fishing Boat and Palms on Black Beach Varkala, Kerala, India

Fishing Boat and Palms on Black Beach Varkala, Kerala, India

A wooden fisherman's boat sits on the soft sand of Black Beach at Varkala, in Kerala - one of South India's prime beach resorts.
Serena Bowles | Boats in the Ganges, Varanasi, Utter Pradesh, India

Boats in the Ganges, Varanasi, Utter Pradesh, India

A high-key shot taken on the banks of the River Ganges, showing five wooden boats tied up to the bank. The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Dhobi Wallahs from Behind, River Ganges, Varanasi, Utter Pradesh, India

Dhobi Wallahs from Behind, River Ganges, Varanasi, Utter Pradesh, India

The dhobi wallahs are the laundry-men, who was clothes for a small amount of money. They bring the laundry down to the river, and beat it against their flogging stone to bash the dirt from the clothes. Their reflections shimmer on the surface of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Bringing in the Nets, Fishermen on Black Beach, Varkala, Kerala, India

Bringing in the Nets, Fishermen on Black Beach, Varkala, Kerala, India

A group of fishermen joining together to carry in a heavy fishing net on Varkala's Black Beach in Kerala.
Serena Bowles | Bathing in the Ganges, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Bathing in the Ganges, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Pilgrim bathing amongst the reflections of a temple, in the holy waters of the Ganges River at Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Blue House Green Windows, Jodhpur, Rajisthan, India

Blue House Green Windows, Jodhpur, Rajisthan, India

A brightly painted blue house with green doors and window frames in the Rajisthan city of Jodhpur, famous for its blue houses.
Serena Bowles | Boats on the River Ganges, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Boats on the River Ganges, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Three wooden boats tied up to the banks of the Ganges River, while another boat rows past in the distance, at Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Taj Mahal in the Morning Light, Agra, India

Taj Mahal in the Morning Light, Agra, India

Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is sometimes called a symbol of eternal love. The marble mausoleum, which can be found in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is simply exquisite. The figures, and the linear perspective, in this shot help to give a sense of scale.
Serena Bowles | Tourist Photographing Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Tourist Photographing Taj Mahal, Agra, India

A bare-footed tourist sits on the floor to take a picture of the impressive Taj Mahal. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is sometimes called a symbol of eternal love. The marble mausoleum, which can be found in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is simply exquisite.
Serena Bowles | Walking Along the Ghats, Varanasi, India

Walking Along the Ghats, Varanasi, India

A man and two women, one holding a baby, walk along the ghats at Varanasi, India's holiest city.
Serena Bowles | Fishing Boat Loaded with Nets Palolem, Goa, India

Fishing Boat Loaded with Nets Palolem, Goa, India

A high key image of a fishing boat with outrigger, loaded up with fishing nets, ready for the fishermen to go to work. Taken on the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Visitors at the Taj Mahal

Visitors at the Taj Mahal

Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is sometimes called a symbol of eternal love. The marble mausoleum, which can be found in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is simply exquisite. The Taj Mahal attracts an enormous amount of visitors, both domestic and foreign, as you can see in this photograph.
Serena Bowles | Dancing in the Surf at Sunset, Varkala, Kerala, India

Dancing in the Surf at Sunset, Varkala, Kerala, India

A man throws back his arms and head, as he dances in the soft sand, while the sun sinks into the sea. Taken on Varkala Beach, Kerala - one of South India's prime beach resorts.
Serena Bowles | Coracles on the Tungabhadra River, Hampi, Karnataka, India

Coracles on the Tungabhadra River, Hampi, Karnataka, India

Coracles floating on the still waters of the Tungabhadra River in Hampi. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Serena Bowles | Steps Down to the Beach Varkala, Karnataka, India

Steps Down to the Beach Varkala, Karnataka, India

Early morning at Varkala. The steps leading down to the beach from the cliff are quiet this early in the day. Varkala Beach in Kerala is one of South India's prime beach resorts.
Serena Bowles | Tiger Walking Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

Tiger Walking Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

A tiger walks along the bank of a lake in Ranthambore National Park. A number of crocodiles lie on an island in the lake. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
Serena Bowles | Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan, India

Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan, India

is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
Serena Bowles | Collecting Water from the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Collecting Water from the Ganges, Varanasi, India

A man collects water from the River Ganges in two metal buckets. The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus, and it's water is much prised. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Red Flag and Long Straight Beach at Benaulim, Goa, India

Red Flag and Long Straight Beach at Benaulim, Goa, India

Parasailing above Benaulim Beach at sunset. Benaulim is a beach town a little south of Margao, India, along the scenic south Goan coastline. Benaulim beach is a famous beach for fishing. This beach gets fairly crowded in the evenings and on weekends. Local visitors often frequent this beach; they get off their buses about a kilometre away and pour onto the beach.
Serena Bowles | Snow Bank Lahaul Valley, Himalayas, India

Snow Bank Lahaul Valley, Himalayas, India

A snow drift, taller than a truck, had lain across this section of road in the Lahaul Valley, in the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh in northern India. A path has been cleared through the snow bank now, so that the remote region of Spiti can be accessed once again . . . for now. From November to April this region gets around two metres of snow, and the Spiti Valley is cut off from the world.
Serena Bowles | Rowing Boat on the Ganges at Sunrise, Varanasi, India

Rowing Boat on the Ganges at Sunrise, Varanasi, India

The rising sun reflects colourfully on the surface of the River Ganges. A small wooden rowing boat takes a handful of pilgrims out onto this most sacred of rivers. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India

A peaceful scene on the River Ganges, the most sacred of rivers. A fisherman casts his nets from a small wooden boat, while the sun climbs lazily into the sky. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Fisherman Casting Nets, River Ganges, Varanasi, India

Fisherman Casting Nets, River Ganges, Varanasi, India

A fisherman casts his nets from a small wooden boat on the River Ganges, the most sacred of rivers. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Dusty Road in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Dusty Road in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

A passing vehicle has thrown up some dust along the road through the Lahaul Valley, in the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh in northern India. From November to April this region gets around two metres of snow. See more at SerenityPhotography.co.uk
Serena Bowles | Descending from Khardung La, Ladakh, India

Descending from Khardung La, Ladakh, India

Leh, in the Indian Himalayan region of Ladakh, is a dream of a place for outdoor enthusiasts. One popular option is downhill mountain biking. Get a lift up to Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, and then freewheel down on a mountain bike, surrounded by superb scenery - great fun - and this is the view you get on the way down.
Serena Bowles | Carved Figures in the Rock, Hampi, Karnataka, India

Carved Figures in the Rock, Hampi, Karnataka, India

Carved figures in the rock at the ancient holy town of Hampi. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Serena Bowles | The Chandra River in the Lahaul Valley, India

The Chandra River in the Lahaul Valley, India

The Chandra River cuts its way through the Lahaul Valley, in the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh in northern India. From November to April this region gets around two metres of snow.
Serena Bowles | Boy Walking in a Storm, Kerala, India

Boy Walking in a Storm, Kerala, India

The sky grows dark, and ominous clouds threaten, as the wind whips the far-off palm trees. The young boy looks up at the approaching storm, and wonders if he will make it home before the rain starts. The Indian state of Kerala, on the Malabar coast of south-west India, is a popular holiday destination both with foreign and domestic tourists. A trip on the brackish Kerala Backwaters is a must - over 900 km of waterways criss-cross each other.
Serena Bowles | Ashwem Beach, Goa, India

Ashwem Beach, Goa, India

People walking along the beautiful palm-lined beach at Ashwem in North Goa, India
Serena Bowles | Achyutaraya Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India

Achyutaraya Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India

The Achyutaraya Temple - just one of so many in the Indian village of Hampi. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Serena Bowles | In Quiet Contemplation, Varanasi Ghats, Uttar Pradesh, India

In Quiet Contemplation, Varanasi Ghats, Uttar Pradesh, India

A man sits in quiet contemplation on the ghats overlooking the holy Ganges river in the city of Varanasi.
Serena Bowles | Kayak and Inflatable Ring at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Kayak and Inflatable Ring at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

A man out kayaking is watched by a young boy in an inflatable ring at sunset in Palolem Bay, as the sun sets spectacularly into the sea. Taken on the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Kayaking at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Kayaking at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Three men out kayaking at sunset in Palolem Bay, as the sun sets spectacularly into the sea. Taken on the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Boulders at Palolem Beach, Goa, India

Boulders at Palolem Beach, Goa, India

A layer of large boulders at the northern end of the sweeping bay at Palolem Beach, alongside the channel between the mainland and Monkey Island. Palolem is in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Bright Green Rice Field, Himalayas, Nepal

Bright Green Rice Field, Himalayas, Nepal

The impossible greens of a rice - or paddy - field are dazzling to the eye. A couple of simple huts, home to the farmer, are dotted about the field. In the distance you can see the terraces of more rice fields; much of the land at this level is cultivated. The foothills of the Himalayas are lush and green, in contrast to the stark scenery higher up.
Serena Bowles | Dolphin Boat with Indian Flag Palolem, Goa, India

Dolphin Boat with Indian Flag Palolem, Goa, India

A popular pastime in Palolem is an early morning boat ride to look for dolphins in the bay. Here a boat proudly flies the Indian flag. In the background you can see another dolphin boat, and the shore at the far side of the bay, covered with palm trees. Palolem, with its beautiful beach and sweeping bay, is in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term
Serena Bowles | Reflections in the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Reflections in the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Boats tied up to the bank of the Ganges, the most sacred of rivers, reflected in the still water. In the background is Chet Singh Ghat. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities. See more at SerenityPhotography.co.uk
Serena Bowles | Reflection of a Saddhu, River Ganges, Varanasi, India

Reflection of a Saddhu, River Ganges, Varanasi, India

Indian Saddhu, or holy man, stands at the edge of the River Ganges, the most sacred of rivers. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

A mountain goat nibbles on a shrub with a rugged mountain in the background. Taken in Spiti in Northern India.
Serena Bowles | Sunset Over Hampi Bazaar, Karnataka, India

Sunset Over Hampi Bazaar, Karnataka, India

The sun sinks in the sky, casting shadow over Hampi Bazaar. At the end of the bazaar the gopuram tower of the Virupaksha Temple sticks proudly into the sky. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. See more at SerenityPhotography.co.uk
Serena Bowles | On the Road in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

On the Road in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Steep drop-offs by the side of the road through the Lahaul Valley, in the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh in northern India. In the distance snow-capped mountains tower over the land, contrasting with the bright blue sky. From November to April this region gets around two metres of snow.
Serena Bowles | Palm Trees and Varkala Beach, Kerala, India

Palm Trees and Varkala Beach, Kerala, India

A peaceful morning on Varkala's Black Beach. The waves gently lap against the shore, and fishermen begin a day of fishing.
Serena Bowles | Woman in Pink and Blue Sari with Child Varkala, Karnataka, India

Woman in Pink and Blue Sari with Child Varkala, Karnataka, India

An Indian mother, wearing an attractive pink and blue sari, stands on the soft sand as the sea laps against her feet. Next to her is her young son, who sits on the wet sand, enjoying a day at the beach. Taken on Varkala Beach, Kerala - one of South India's prime beach resorts.
Serena Bowles | Colourful Saris Drying on the Ghats, Varanasi, India

Colourful Saris Drying on the Ghats, Varanasi, India

A number of colourful saris are laid out to dry on the ghats at Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Returning from Dolphin Trip Palolem, Goa, India

Returning from Dolphin Trip Palolem, Goa, India

As the sun sets behind Monkey Island, a boat full of tourists returns from a dolphin-spotting trip - a popular pastime in Palolem. Palolem, in the Indian state of Goa, attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Wide Sandy Beach Mandrem, Goa, India

Wide Sandy Beach Mandrem, Goa, India

The wide, sandy beach at Mandrem glistens in the morning sun. If you're looking for peace and tranquility - along with outstanding natural beauty - this is the place to come! The Beaches of North Goa in India, such as Arambol and Mandrem, are more laid back than some of Goa's busier resorts. The nightlife is more low-key and alternative, and the modest accommodation is popular with open-minded visitor from around the world.
Serena Bowles | Fishermen off Black Beach Varkala, Kerala, India

Fishermen off Black Beach Varkala, Kerala, India

Just off of Varkala's Black Beach, a number of fishermen are hard at work, heading out to see in their boats. Varkala Beach in Kerala is one of South India's prime beach resorts.
Serena Bowles | Water Buffalo on the Banks of the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Water Buffalo on the Banks of the Ganges, Varanasi, India

A herd of water buffalo graze on the far bank of the River Ganges, the most sacred of rivers, kicking up dust as they feed. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Waves Rolling in at Sunset Benaulim, Goa, India

Waves Rolling in at Sunset Benaulim, Goa, India

Waves Rolling in at Sunset Benaulim. Benaulim is a beach town a little south of Margao, India, along the scenic south Goan coastline. Benaulim beach is a famous beach for fishing. This beach gets fairly crowded in the evenings and on weekends. Local visitors often frequent this beach; they get off their buses about a kilometre away and pour onto the beach.
Serena Bowles | Golden Temple at Night, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Golden Temple at Night, Amritsar, Punjab, India

A night shot of the famous Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, the most important pilgrimage site for followers of the Sikh religion.
Serena Bowles | Golden Temple Guard, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Golden Temple Guard, Amritsar, Punjab, India

An orange robed guard at the famous Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, the most important pilgrimage site for followers of the Sikh religion.
Serena Bowles | Fields and Mountains near Kagbeni, Himalayas, Nepal

Fields and Mountains near Kagbeni, Himalayas, Nepal

Some of the stunning scenery on the western arm of the Annapurna Circuit, showing fields in the foreground, and snow-topped mountains behind the Kali Gandaki River.
Serena Bowles | Silhouette of Indian Peacock in Tree, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

Silhouette of Indian Peacock in Tree, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India

An Indian Peacock stands in a tree, as night falls, calling to his mate. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
Serena Bowles | Kayaking at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Kayaking at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

A man out kayaking at sunset in Palolem Bay, as the sun sets spectacularly into the sea. Taken on the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Boat on Waterway Munroe Island, The Backwaters, Kerala, India

Boat on Waterway Munroe Island, The Backwaters, Kerala, India

A man moors up his wooden boat in a quiet backwater. sheltered by drooping palm fronds which overhang the water. Taken on Monroe Island, Kerala.
Serena Bowles | Along the Palm Lined Beach North Goa, India

Along the Palm Lined Beach North Goa, India

People and dogs walking along the beautiful palm-lined beach near Mandrem in North Goa. The Beaches of North Goa in India, such as Arambol and Mandrem, are more laid back than some of Goa's busier resorts. The nightlife is more low-key and alternative, and the modest accommodation is popular with open-minded visitor from around the world.
Serena Bowles | Boat out to Sea Palolem, Goa, India

Boat out to Sea Palolem, Goa, India

A small fishing boat out to sea in the beautiful bay at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Palm Trees on the Point Palolem, Goa, India

Palm Trees on the Point Palolem, Goa, India

An image showing the outline of palm trees on the southern tip of the bay in Palolem. Palolem is in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Looking out from Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan, India

Looking out from Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan, India

An Indian man stands in a lookout on Ranthambore Fort, and surveys the National Park through a pair of binoculars. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
Serena Bowles | Pushing the Boat out Palolem, Goa, India

Pushing the Boat out Palolem, Goa, India

Two men push a small boat with outriggers into the sea at Palolem. Palolem is in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Palm Trees in a Storm Kerala

Palm Trees in a Storm Kerala

The vibrant greens of the palm trees and vegetation stand out against the darkening sky as a storm approaches. The Indian state of Kerala, on the Malabar coast of south-west India, is a popular holiday destination both with foreign and domestic tourists. A trip on the brackish Kerala Backwaters is a must - over 900 km of waterways criss-cross each other.
Serena Bowles | Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India

The rising sun reflects colourfully on the surface of the River Ganges. Near the far bank are three men in a small wooden rowing boat preparing to fish in this most sacred of rivers. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Water on the Rocks at Sunset Varkala, Kerala, India

Water on the Rocks at Sunset Varkala, Kerala, India

The end of the day at Varkala, and the sun prepares to set, as the waves crash upon rocks at the side of the beach. Varkala, in Kerala, is one of South India's prime beach resorts.
Serena Bowles | Snow in the Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Snow in the Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

A bank of snow lays upon the rocky landscape in the Lahaul Valley, in the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh in northern India. In the distance snow-capped mountains tower over the land, contrasting with the bright blue sky. From November to April this region gets around two metres of snow.
Serena Bowles | Sunset Silhouette of Macaque Monkey, Badami, Karnataka, India

Sunset Silhouette of Macaque Monkey, Badami, Karnataka, India

The silhouette of a Macaque monkey sits on a boulder near Badami, Karnataka, contrasted against the orange glow of sunset.
Serena Bowles | Cat Amongst the Birds - Catamaran and Seagulls at Sunset

Cat Amongst the Birds - Catamaran and Seagulls at Sunset

A catamaran glides past off the coast of Goa in India at sunset, surrounded by a flock of seagulls.
Serena Bowles | Monkey Island and Sea at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Monkey Island and Sea at Sunset Palolem, Goa, India

Silhouetted figures of people enjoying a sunset swim in the warm sea, as the sun sets behind Monkey Island. Taken on the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Fishing Boat with Red Flag, River Ganges, Varanasi, India

Fishing Boat with Red Flag, River Ganges, Varanasi, India

A man and his young son cast their nets from a small wooden boat on the River Ganges, the most sacred of rivers. Taken in Varanasi, India's holiest of cities.
Serena Bowles | Young Boy Rowing Coracle On Tungabhadra River, Hampi, India

Young Boy Rowing Coracle On Tungabhadra River, Hampi, India

A young boy rows a coracl on the still waters of the Tungabhadra River in Hampi, not long after sunrise. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Serena Bowles | Praying Woman in Keralan Church, India

Praying Woman in Keralan Church, India

A Keralan woman kneels before an altar and crucifix, in a church in Kerala, India.
Serena Bowles | Woman Harvesting Crops near Bhaktapur, Nepal

Woman Harvesting Crops near Bhaktapur, Nepal

Its harvest time in Nepal, and here a woman in a bright pink dresshas been gattering the crops from the fields. She has a large pile of crops which have been formed into a bale, and she is carrying the bale using a naamlo - or head-strap - suspended across her forehead, as is the custom in Nepal. The vibrant green of the rice fields she walks across complements the shocking pink of her dress, giving the picture great visual impact.
Serena Bowles | Parasailing Benaulim Beach, Goa, India

Parasailing Benaulim Beach, Goa, India

Parasailing above Benaulim Beach at sunset. Benaulim is a beach town a little south of Margao, India, along the scenic south Goan coastline. Benaulim beach is a famous beach for fishing. This beach gets fairly crowded in the evenings and on weekends. Local visitors often frequent this beach; they get off their buses about a kilometre away and pour onto the beach.
Serena Bowles | Rocks and Pools on Sandy Beach, Goa

Rocks and Pools on Sandy Beach, Goa

The tide goes out, leaving glistening rocks stranded in small rock pools, along a sandy, palm-lined beach in North Goa, India.
Serena Bowles | Receding Tide, Wide Sandy Beach, Goa

Receding Tide, Wide Sandy Beach, Goa

The receding tide leaves pretty patterns in the wet sand, on a wide, sandy, palm-lined beach in North Goa, India.
Serena Bowles | Mani Stones or Prayer Stones en route to Pisang, Nepal

Mani Stones or Prayer Stones en route to Pisang, Nepal

Nepali Buddhists carve mantras onto slabs of stone as a form of prayer in the Tibetan Buddhism tradition. Here you can see a wall made from a pile of such stones, with a steep mountain face behind.
Serena Bowles | Buffalo Grazing by Bahamani Tombs at Ashtur, India

Buffalo Grazing by Bahamani Tombs at Ashtur, India

Right at the northern tip of the fabulous state of Karnatka, in Southern India, is the remote city of Bidar. It doesn't get many tourists, but boasts some worthy sites, including an impressive fort. At nearby Ashtur you can find the impressive Bahamani Tombs, built to house the bodies of Sultans long dead. The site is almost deserted, save for a few grazing buffalo, with painted horns.
Serena Bowles | Boats Off Palolem Beach, Goa, India

Boats Off Palolem Beach, Goa, India

Two boats moored up in the bay at Palolem. It's a calm day, and the warm water rolls gently in - more of a ripple than a wave. Taken from the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. SPalolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | Bales of Coir Munroe Island

Bales of Coir Munroe Island

Bales of Coir Munroe Island. The Indian state of Kerala, on the Malabar coast of south-west India, is a popular holiday destination both with foreign and domestic tourists. A trip on the brackish Kerala Backwaters is a must - over 900 km of waterways criss-cross each other.
Serena Bowles | House Hidden Behind Palms Kerala, India

House Hidden Behind Palms Kerala, India

House Hidden Behind Palms Kerala. The Indian state of Kerala, on the Malabar coast of south-west India, is a popular holiday destination both with foreign and domestic tourists. A trip on the brackish Kerala Backwaters is a must - over 900 km of waterways criss-cross each other.
Serena Bowles | Silhouetted Figures on Rock at Sunset Palolem, India

Silhouetted Figures on Rock at Sunset Palolem, India

The silhouettes of two figures, one standing one sitting, on the rocks at the southern end of Palolem Bay at sunset. Taken on the beautiful beach at Palolem, in the south of the favourite holiday state of Goa in southern India. Palolem attracts a good mix of domestic, Indian, tourists; holidaymakers from Europe; and backpackers and other long-term stayers. Palolem is renowned for its mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Serena Bowles | House on Island with Palms Kerala

House on Island with Palms Kerala

House on Island with Palms Kerala. The Indian state of Kerala, on the Malabar coast of south-west India, is a popular holiday destination both with foreign and domestic tourists. A trip on the brackish Kerala Backwaters is a must - over 900 km of waterways criss-cross each other.