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India: Markets

It's been a while since I posted any photos from my India trip last year, so I'll be getting more posts out in the next few weeks, including the one with bird photographs, but those require some editing having been often taken with a telephoto lens. For now, here's a visual tour of the many markets we visited while travelling from Hyderabad to Mysore, via the Western Ghats!

This young man was very happy to pose, he was selling jewellery and religious mementos near a shrine. I bought some beautiful glass beads, all the ones we saw afterwards were plastic so I was pleased I got them from him! In the background is one of the wooden huge chariots used during festivals, with stone wheels and covered in sticky ghee and pigments

Fruit seller at Bijapur market

Indoor spices and grocery store at Bijapur

Flower seller at Sufi shrine; the flowers can be bought to put on the graves of the holy people at the shrine. He was smiling until I took the photo!

Ginger wholesalers, not sure where this was

Fruit market along the road side in a small town. I love the banana hangings, it seemed like *every* stall almost was selling bananas, how do people choose where to buy?!

More ripe bananas and other staple goods at this stall.
Market moggy on a string.

Household bling stall in a Mysore market

Mysore market, I think this is the paan for chewing

Precariously balanced displays of dried foods, Mysore

I loved the hardware stalls everywhere, this is Mysore

My mum wandering through the flower section of the market in Mysore.


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