Moon over Bibi Ka Maqbara

Around sunset is the best time to visit Bibi ka Maqbara. The colours and the crowd are at their vivid best. Considered the Taj of Dakkhan, this relatively humble monument was built by Azam Shah (Aurangzeb’s son) in memory of his mother between 1651 and 1661 A.D.  The mausoleum draws its inspiration from the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra.

Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Mahesh Patil, Travel Photography
Moon over the mausoleum of Rabia-ul-Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb.

 

Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Mahesh Patil, Travel Photography
Bibi ka Maqbara
Bibi ka Maqbara, Mahesh Patil, Travel Photography
Taj of Deccan
Bibi ka Maqbara
Twilight

Flying Ferns

Flying ferns
Flying ferns @ Darjeeling 

Heart of the Action

Hyderabad, Charminar, Mahesh Patil
Nonstop Hyderabad

There is an unmistakable energy about night markets of Charminar.

While I was strolling around the streets to capture night shots my nose made me feel like i was in carnivores heaven, but ears quickly brought me back on earth. Street fashion, glitter, friendly people, noisy auto rickshaws… they are all in abundance here.

This frame captures the distant Charminar pumping out the life into the streets.

 

Itterwale Baba

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Gross National Addiction

The Paan , Mahesh Patil, Mahesh Patil Photography, Photography, Hyderabad, India, MaheshPatil.Net
The Paan… found in plenty at laad bazaar, Hyderabad

 

 

The Bangleman of Laad Bazaar!

The Bangleman!, Mahesh Patil, Mahesh Patil.Net, Mahesh Patil Photography, Hyderabad, Charminar, Old Hyderabad, Street Market, India
The Bangleman of Laad Bazar!

Local street markets offer great subjects for photography. I will be posting photographs shot at Laad bazaar in old Hyderabad. Known for its famous bangle shops, the market had many things waiting to be captured; from street antiques shops to ittarwalas, from fresh fruits to fashion accessories , this market has it all.

While strolling around the Mecca Masjid I found my frame – a glum faced Chudiwala (Bangle salesman) amongst his glittering, colourful bangles!

Tadoba 7 : Lurker

Rather early in the morning, this young chap decided to stay close to the visitors.

Waiting for an Ambush, Tiger. Cub. Tadoba
Waiting for an Ambush