South India

Some of the most unique sites in south west India are hardly accessible by road or plane, making the most practical mode of transportation to them trains. Some of these places are untouched by international tourism yet heavily frequented by Indians who come mostly for religious tourism. These photos are from Bangalore, Kabini, Mysore, Hassan, Hampi, Badami and Goa, and each of these regions are overgrown with ancient Jain and Hindu temples, most of which are so well embedded in their natural surroundings that they look intended in the landscape, feasibly some natural miracles themselves. Some places are otherworldly, like Hampi, a boulder strewn landscape referred to as the "Monkey Kingdom” that would look fitting in the Lion King.