As the second-most populous country in the world with 1.25 billion citizens, India is a place where you cannot help but meet the locals. India is famous for teeming with life, whether it’s a crowded street in Delhi, a market in Mumbai or a popular stretch of the Ganges. As the country rapidly develops and grapples with its place – and potential – in the modern world, India remains a fascinating destination where only the unexpected can be expected. The country’s trademark vibrancy lures more than 7 million travellers every year to witness the spectacle of a country that seems to be in perpetual motion. India leaves an unforgettable mark on traveller’s hearts.
Ian Sy spent 45 days travelling across India and translated the experience into this delightful five-minute film. He travelled extensively throughout the country, including Mumbai, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Manali, Shimla, Chandigarh, Rishikesh, Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. In doing so, he experienced regions with strong cultural differences, regional cuisines, histories and customs that allowed him insight into India’s many differences and contradictions, as well as common threads which bind the country together.
Below are some of our favourite screenshots from the film.