KAMALAN X THIS IS THE WANDERLUST

18th MARCH 2018

kamalan travels with This Is The Wanderlust, as they go across Rajasthan on a photography workshop “In the Midst of Desert Sands”, with Andrea Gentl and Martin Hyers. Watch the story unfold here as we share glimpses from the participants on the journey.

 

This is Baba Ji. I happened upon him my first sunrise morning walk in Varanasi. He offered me masala chai, and I hesitantly took it and sat down on the stone ledge next to another bearded man, a German who has lived in Varanasi for 15 years and makes flutes, and a few other “locals.” I soon realized this would be my happy place in Varanasi and I returned every morning I was there, each time meeting new people and striking up interesting conversations. Baba Ji has such a calm, kind, peaceful demeanor, and I loved making him smile when I passed him again later that day, and we waved at each other, like we knew each other and already had a connection. I felt like one of the locals in that moment. If I lived there, this would be my daily morning spot. Also a Saddhu, he gave up a homeless life by opening his little tea shop. Baba Ji also gives massages to local passers by, digging his heel onto their backs. He seems to be a peaceful constant among the hustle and bustle of activity in Varanasi. My last hour in India was spent having one last tea with him. I will remember and hold on to these moments for a long time. #babaji #india #varanasi @thisisthewanderlust #thisisthewanderlustindia @kamalantravels

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Beautiful chai cups in the Varanasi market.

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Morning light

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Good morning

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I’m so behind on my posts from India! Our schedule has been so packed with adventures 💛 This is Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, the Palace of the Winds. I’ve seen this building in photographs many times and surprisingly, it sits in the middle of a busy market street. @thisisthewanderlust @incredibleindia @kamalantravels . . . . . #thisisthewanderlust #incredibleindia #thisisindia #igersindia #india #rajasthan #india_ig #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #suitcasetravels #travelwithfathom #iamatraveler #travelstoke #welltravelled #vsco #explore #wanderlust #tlpicks #instatravel #beautifuldestinations #teamcanon #travelgram #travelphotography #worldnomads #theculturetrip #createexplore #roamtheplanet #stayandwander #instapassport #takemethere

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Scenes from Rohet Garh hotel. #iloveIndia #thisisthewanderlustindia #kamalantravels

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Beautiful women making chapatis in a Brahman village.

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The beauty of the desert is everything I imagined and more.

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Stocking up at Seven Sisters Spices in Jodhpur #rosetea #turmeric

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Blue City 💙

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Picking roses in Pushkar. #thisisthewanderlustindia @kamalantravels

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Beautiful scenes by @andreagentl with @thisisthewanderlust

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Finding respite in the Golden City

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#Pushkar #palace, last night’s hotel. #thisisthewanderlustindia #kamalantravels

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🌸#mandalas, just to greet you. #samodehaveli #india

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🐘🐘🐘 #kamalantravels #thisisthewanderlust

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#amerfortjaipur #kamalantravels #thisisthewanderlust

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Golden turmeric. #thisisthewanderlustindia

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Discovering lotus flowers in the Jaipur market.

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