Photographer Allison Heiliczer makes a pilgrimage to India and captures insight with the lens.

“Mumbai, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Agra, and New Delhi were my formal destinations, yet my journey was not visible on any map.”

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1. Outside the local news store, this man immerses himself in text.

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2. In the Mumbai train station, she finds temporary shelter in the “Ladies Only” section.

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3. Done daily outdoors, Mumbai’s laundry is out for public viewing. By day’s end, all has been washed, dried, and cleared, leaving space to start again tomorrow.

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4. Our search for tigers in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve was to no avail until we spotted this jeep. We followed it off-road and encountered two tigers and their cubs.

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5. At sunrise, the Mumbai flower market overflows with color and scent. When I turned the corner and saw the market for the first time, I found my India.

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6. Udaipur -- India's City of Lakes -- is magical by boat.

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7. Before praying, these gentlemen conversed about local politics. They eagerly invited me to join the conversation.

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8. Their eyes invited me to take this photograph. They were more real and profound than any formal invitation.

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9. Waiting for the bus, these Hindu women hope to find space aboard. If not, it'll be a two-hour wait for the next one.

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10. Rajasthani women, dressed in the colorful style of the region, support their wares in the scorching sun and find refuge only in each other's shadow.

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11. Three snakes and three charmers in Jaipur.

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12. Welcome to the Taj Mahal. Viewed this way, its magnitude and beauty are highlighted by the astounding number of visitors.

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13. After driving in the monsoon from Jaipur to Agra, this sunset perspective on the Taj Mahal awaited me from my terrace.