young indian woman

This young woman was part of a family of itinerant circus performers, who were performing their acts in a train.­

She must be around 16-18 year old and she had a baby.­

Photo taken in a train between Delhi and Lucknow.­

circus performer itinerant circus nose piercing nostril piercing tilak tilaka woman

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­