Though I have already rounded up 2015 with my awesome highlights of 2015, but incredible moments of 2015 are stuck deep in mind and giving a jolt of nostalgia as I enter 2016. During the ongoing long weekend that started on 31st Dec 2015 and to end on 3rd Jan 2016, we opted out of traveling & welcoming New Year with friends & family. The joy of flipping through thousands of photographs shot in 2015 is overwhelming.
We traveled from the middle Tibet i.e. Trans Himalayan region of Spiti Valley to Centre of India i.e. Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh. From Himalayan to Narmada, nature threw myriad surprises onto us and we tried to capture them with best of our capabilities.
So while taking a fond look back at the thrilling experiences of 2015, we are awestruck on few photographs primarily because of the imposing natural beauty and also because of the efforts putting in by us to reach those places. Every moment captured in these photographs was unique and as they say each of these photographs speaks thousand words.
Even after 2 years of blogging, still the aim is same to inspire everyyone of you to move out of the safety of the mundane everyday life and hit the road to explore the world. So, here come top 10 candid travel photographs from my traveling days of 2015 with a hope that they would inspire you 🙂
Paddy Fields From Chhattisgarh
Freshly rained Paddy Fields dotted with date trees were an awesome experinece from Chhattisgarh – The Land Of Surpirses.
Finding Buddha In The Lost Town Of Sirpur, Chhattisgarh
In the lost town of Sirpur, Finding Buddha everywhere was a great surprise. Acknowledging the importance of Sirpur in the evolution of Buddhism, HH Dalai Lama has visited this place twice. More than 1000 years old excavated Teevardev Monastery and Anand Vihara Complex tell the Buddha tales from this yet to be explored place in Chhattisgarh.
Golden Hour Shot from Barnawapara Wild Life Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh
This Golden Hour shot was taken inside the Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary during Monsoon Season. This beautiful water body amidst lush green surrounding of the sanctuary exuded all the shades of Blue and orange during sunset. Landscape was refreshingly colorful and soul soothing.
Two Fishing Man & A Boat From Central India
This Silhouette of two man on a boat was shot somewhere in Central India during our road trip to Chhattisgarh from Delhi. The Sepia color is original which makes it so much romantic and gives a medieval charm to it.
A Spiritual Morning Next To Dhuandhar Water Fall In Bhedaghat
For me since long the color of spirituality is Golden-orangish-Saffron and during surise ,to me, everything seems completely drenched in spirituality. So the early morning hour, while seeing the ever-flowing, all-revered Narmada taking a plunge & forming a dramatic Dhuandhar Fall invoked a definitve sense of deep spirituality in me.
A Drive Through Bhoram Dev Wild Life Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh
During 2500 KM road trip to & fro Chhattisgarh, photographer in me found the solace here while clicking Golden Hour Sunrays filtering through dense Teak Wood Forest of Bhoram Deo Wildllife Santuary in Chhattisgarh.
Langza Village in Spiti Valley: Most Photogenic Village
In Spiti Valley at 14000 feet, Langza Village with a Population of 150 people is a high himalayan village. I truly, madly, deeply believe that this is the most photogenic village of the world. Sugar cubed houses, a giant buddha staue, rugged mountain terrain, snowpeaked backdrop and clear blue sky make this a very fascinating village on planet earth.
Spiti Valley Where Every Shot Is Wallpaper Worthy
Spiti valley is the crowning glory among all the offbeat, adventurous travel destinations of India. Every moment spent in Spiti Valley, a close sibling to Ladakh, fills you with joy and every moment captured here is a wallpaper worthy moment. Paradise for every road tripper, traveler and photographer.
Kinner Kailash Range From Roghi Village Near Kalpa
The Kinner Kailash or Kinnaur Kailash at a height of 6050 meters is sacred place for Hindus. Roghi Village near Kalpa offers most spendid view of this imposingly beautiful mountain range. The day we reached Kalpa, The Sun, The Cloud, The Snow, The Mountain joyfully created best drama of colors and hues for us. Golden snow peak and blue sky on backdrop ennhanced the neauty of the Kinner Kailash Range.
Mountain Road To Fairyland Called Chandratal
The 12 KM link road to Chandratal Lake is the most trecherous road of Himachal Pradesh. However, it offers majectic view of Kunjum Ranges and takes you to the fairyland of Chandratal lake.
Please leave comment and let us know which one inspired you the most to hit the road!! To know more about any of the place, feel free to connect.
37 thoughts on “Top 10 Candid Travel Photographs Of 2015”
A Spiritual Morning Next To Dhuandhar Water Fall In Bhedaghat seems most inspiring!
Its always great to have such encouraging comments from traveler like you. Keep coming and keep showerinng love. And dont forget to share with your friends 🙂 Have a travelistic 2016.
It’s great to look back to 2015 especially through travels:) Your pictures looks amazing I tried to put my travels memories in 15 – wasn’t easy http://lifeinbigtent.com/2015-in-15-travel-photos-from-asia/ I can imagine to fit all memories in 10 pictures was even harder?
Haha… u got it. How ever i did one more roundup post on 2015 http://everythingcandid.com/2015/12/20/top-10-travel-highlights-of-2015-awesomeness-redefined-and-felt/
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Impressive shots.I have some queries on Spiti.Will mail you.
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Amazing ones! Just loved it. Have a phenomenal 2016! Good luck 🙂
Hey thanks…. wish u a great 2016. Lets engage more often!
Great photos from the last year! Wish you travel more this year and share more such wonderful pictures with us… 🙂
Nice shots. Must have been great experiences visiting all these lovely places.
What an incredible year you’ve had…the photos and adventures are inspiring. A beautiful way to bring in the New Year, a great post and the best to you with your writing and photography in the New Year. Cheers to a great 2016.
Great collection of photos as you look back at your travels in 2015. Wish you a wonderful year of travel in 2016 .
Wow.. Spectacular photos.. 🙂 Wish you an amazing 2016.. Hope to see some more candid photos like these in 2016 as well..
Amazing virtual tour! Thanks for sharing and my favorite is n. 7! I wish you all the best in 2016! Bye. Kamila
Thanks Kamila. Wish u too a great 2016.
Stunning images 🙂
Thanks Ms Kapoor…. it means alot! Keep visiting 🙂 & happy new year!
Happy New Year to you too… do drop by on Drishti sometime… 🙂
The pictures are outstanding… The Buddha one is my fav of the lot! Very well done post! 😊
Had to come back to this one because of your tweet and am glad I did 😉
Thanks Ms. Kapoor, year 2015 was awesome for me & interacting with awesome people like you has made it more memorable.
Look forward to engage more with you. 🙂
Wow amazing pictures, here’s wishing you an even more eventful 2016. 🙂
Thanks for dropping by. Comments from fellow bloggers are always encouraging. Wish you a an awesome 2016 and look forward to c u!
The Mountain Road looks so peaceful and unnerving at the same time – I bet that would be one heck of a bumpy ride!
What a gorgeous year-end collection. I can see why you had such a wonderful time going through your snaps. My personal pick for where I would most like to find myself right now would be A Drive Through Bhoram Dev Wild Life Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh. Are you on Instagram? I would love to follow you there if you are?
Beautiful photos – shame they’re all so small. I would love to see them a lot larger. Hint: maybe look for a theme which displays photos in bigger format (ours are 1024 pixels wide on wide laptop screens).
My favorite is the Teak Wood Forest of Bhoram Deo Wildllife Santuary in Chhattisgarh. It looks like a motivational poster. 🙂
Those are REALLY amazing photos! i hope I am as talented as you 😉 sure enough, these can easily inspire a huge wave of wanderlust in anyone!
The pictures are really amazing. I particularly like the picture of the two men fishing. I hope you have more of these shots this 2016!
Lovely pictures. The two men fishing from the boat gets my vote!
Kinnaur Kailash will have to be my favorite, beautifully warm photos
From the looks of it, 2015 was an amazing year for you. I’m most intrigued by Buddha #2 and hope to visit soon. Happy travels for 2016 and beyond!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Wow – truly stunning! Those snowcapped peaks really awakened my wanderlust, I need to get back into the mountains sometime soon!
Wonderful Article..Being a Jabalpuria.My personal favorite is Dhuadhar Waterfall 🙂
Thanks for dropping by. Good to know that you are from Jabalpur. Bhedaghat has its charm which makes it everyone’s fav. I had awesome time there. Which city do you put up these days?