Photo Blog: The Doors of India

Doors, in my eyes, have always had an aura of mystery around themselves! The thrill of stepping into the unknown not knowing what lies beyond, or sometimes an inward journey, a known journey towards our comfort zone, our homes, and at times journeys, away from home, they have always had a story to tell!

Through the roads and alleys of the various Indian states I have been to, I felt maybe no other country in the world  holds so much history, so much mystery as much as the doors of India do. Through this series I bring them to you. I will keep adding more to this series.

The next time you see a door, you just don’t open it but open it with a curiosity that probably there’s an untold story behind it that nobody stopped by to listen.

The majestic door that guards a part of the Royal City Palace of Jaipur
Don’t miss the fine architecture of the doors guarding the City Palace, Jaipur
A quick pose with a beautiful door in the City Palace, Jaipur
Rajasthan is filled with beautiful doors, this one is captured inside the popular Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur
This door stood still in a corner holding mysteries of a few hundred years
And then there were doors with burst of colors too
Stood the test of time and witness to history! At Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
” ‘Is there anybody there?’ he said. But no one descended to the Traveller” Walter De La Mare on my mind as I stood here!
“There are things that are known and things that are unknown and in between lies doors!”

 

The Artistic Doors of City Palace, Jaipur

 

 

Doors from The Last Village of Turtuk

 

Then there were doors with such amazing views! Taken at Moonland Lamayaru, Ladakh
The Door that Protects the protector
And doors that lead to a world of amazing foods! Alchi’s kitchen at Alchi, Leh

 

The dilapidated doors in the Village of Dha, Ladakh
The door with a view
Hope! Shey Palace, Leh
The Khul Ja Sim Sim Door

Signing off with my all time favorite quote about doors, that evokes the perfect mystery every door of the world holds

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

― Joseph Campbell

9 thoughts

  1. What an extraordinary collection! I was sighing more and more with each new one. Amazing details and atmosphere and views.
    Your doors would be appreciated by all of us who take part in the weekly Thursday Doors challenge. See my last post if you’re interested in taking part or seeing more doors from around the world. There’s something about doors that draws.

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      1. Yeah, I’m glad to hear this. Our “Thursday Doors” host is (except for the previous three weeks when he was on holidays) Norm Frampton. This is his last door post:

        https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/thursday-doors-september-21-2017/

        As I said on my blog, he posts his doors with the link-gathering frog every Thursday and the challenge is open until Saturday noon (his East-coast time). You still have some hours for this week. 🙂

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  2. Happy to see variety of doors here in your post. It is nice to see some of the doors from Jaipur making their way in your pictures. Thanks for inspiring. I love doors too. I keep posting pictures of doors on my Instagram account.

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