Art is EVERYWHERE in India – Doors Included!

I thought for sure I’d spend my month in India obsessing over the amazing food or the colorful markets. Clearly, neither really did it for me. Instead, I found myself being drawn to archways and doors in India. Architecturally they are all pretty similar, but each one is decorated completely differently in color and pattern. It was a feast for the eyes – and boy did I indulge!

Palaces and Forts

Not surprisingly, the magnificent palaces and forts of Rajasthan and surrounds are decorated in excess. Their doorways may have been the most adorned of all!

A church in Delhi:

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Taj Mahal, Agra:

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Agra Fort:

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City Palace, Jaipur:

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Homes in Jaipur

What I didn’t expect was to find ordinary buildings – homes, even – with doors so elaborately decorated. During a stroll through the side streets of Jaipur’s Pink City, there was a point where I was literally stopping at every other door to ogle the colorful, intricate patterns. I had to force myself to put the camera away so I’d actually make it to where I was headed!

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Which is your favorite India door?

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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