This Instagram Page Brings Out The Beauty Of India Like Never Before

Wes Anderson has his aesthetics on point, if anyone in the world denies that they are acting out of sheer bias because have you seen how beautiful the cinematography of Anderson movies are? The locations, the colour palettes, the minimalism and rawness is spectacular. And there is a page that brings out the delicious Anderson aesthetic so well – Accidentally Wes Anderson goes around the world, one user at a time to bring locations that give us the orange tones of Darjeeling Limited, and the pastel hues of The Grand Budapest Hotel – the crowd sourced page also effortlessly showcases places in the world we take for granted, but with the right eye can be turned into wonderful art.

Especially in India. The country is a haven for beauty, but more often than not we just see what we want to, as opposed to what it could be. So we have rounded up some spectacular shots that exude Andersonesque brilliance merged with the ornate facades of Indian locations, all surprisingly set in minimal elegance.

From Churches in Kerala to a whole lot of Rajasthan to something as basic but as rooted in simplicity as our Indian railways bogie – the page has been home to some of the most beautiful pictures that showcase India in a light we have never seen before. The beauty is untouched, the grandeur unfiltered, and abundant stories told through just subtlety.

Following Accidentally Wes Anderson is like getting a lesson in art, movie, literature without having to go through the pretentious drudgery of it. We mean, just look at it!

1. Patrika Gate, Jaipur

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Patrika Gate | Jaipur, India | c. 2009 • • The Jawahar Circle Garden was created in 2009 by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA), and it took around 17 crores to complete construction • • The entrance of Jawahar Circle is through the Patrika gate, which has been named the Ninth Gate of the walled city • • The Patrika gate gives a sneak peek into the vibrant culture of Rajasthan as each pillar is dedicated a part of the state • • Hand paintings of temples, forts, palaces, portraits of Jaipur rulers, blue pottery, jewelry, photographs of Amer, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal are found here to give a glimpse of the entire history of Jaipur • • There were some nostalgic & proud examples of scenes depicting weddings, wars and daily lives of people showcasing the way they earned their livelihood, all artistically portrayed in lively colors • • Know more? Please comment below! • • • 📸: @nilesh_agarwal_photography • • #WesAnderson • #AccidentallyWesAnderson

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2. City Palace, Jaipur

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#AccidentalWesAnderson City Palace | Jaipur, India | c. 1732 • • City Palace is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India and was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan • • The complex is made up of multiple buildings including The Chandra Mahal palace which now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence • • The palace complex, located northeast of the centre of Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings • • The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber who planned and built the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive rulers continuing up to the 20th century • • The credit for the urban layout of the city and its structures is attributed to two architects namely, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect in the royal court and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob who achieved a fusion of the Shilpa Shastra of Indian architecture with Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @jhanviroo • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco

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3. Vizhinjam Old Church, Vizhinjam

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________________________ Vizhinjam Old Portuguese Church | Kerala, India | c. 1875 • Vizhinjam Old Portuguese Church is a Catholic house of worship built in Vizhinjam (IPA [ʋiɻiɲːam]) – a natural port located close to international shipping routes in Trivandrum city in Kerala, India • Vizhinjam was once the capital of Aye Kings during Sangam period dating back before the 5th century, but it was not until the Portuguese entered India in the early part of the 14th century that Vizhinjam started finding its place again in the annals of history. A place solemnized by the touch of St Francis’ feet with some historians noting that St. Francis himself had baptized many at Vizhinjam • The story of the beginnings of the parish is that a group of Portuguese men were once traveling in a boat through Vizhinjam sea. A sudden and vicious hail storm occurred causing the crew and travelers to pray to a statue of the Virgin Mary • They promised to float the statue on the sea and build a church where it would finally go and rest. They then placed the idol in a basket and let it float on the sea wave. Soon there was a glow inside the boat. The sea and weather became calm • When the basket came to rest near the location of the origin Vizhinjam church, the church bells started ringing continuously and people near the church took the statue and installed it in the church. Thus the church was named Sindhu Yatra Matha to denote that Virgin Mary in the church is the mother who will bless people taking sea route to travel • In 1875, Portuguese renovated the church at Vizhinjam they had built along with the ones in Kochi, Kollam and Tamil Nadu coastal areas. A new church was built in 1949, and three years later (under Padroado administration) Vizhinjam parish under Kochi diocese was attached to Thiruvananthapuram diocese • Know more? Please comment below! • 📷: @grin_land ✍: @wikipedia + vizhinjamchurch.com • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #Travelmore #OldPortugueseChurch #Vizhinjam #Trivandrumcity #Kerala

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4. The Trident, Udaipur

5. Lake Pichola, Udaipur

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________________________ Lake Pichola | Udaipur City, Rajasthan | c. 1362 • Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD. Named after the nearby Picholi village, it is one of the several contiguous lakes, and has been developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur City • The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake • Built by a gypsy "Banjara" tribesman who transported grain, during the reign of Maharana Lakha, the creation of this lake would be the foundation of the city of Udaipur. Maharana Udai Singh, impressed by the charm of this lake with the backdrop of green hills, founded the city on the banks of the lake and also enlarged the Lake by constructing a stone masonry dam in the Badipol region on the shore • The surroundings and the several islands within the lake have been developed over the centuries, with palaces, marble temples, family mansions, bathing ghats or chabutaras (a raised platform, normally within a courtyard); some of the famous ones are the Lake Palace (now converted into a heritage hotel) in the middle of the lake also called the Pichola Palace • Know more? Please comment below! • 📷: @lucas_d_in_nyc ✍: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #TravelMore #LakePichola #UdaipurCity #Rajasthan #PicholiVillage #PicholaPalace

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6. Amer Fort, Jaipur

7. Indian Railways, India

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_________________________ Indian Railways | New Delhi, India | 1845 • • Indian Railways is a state-owned national railway system of India. Operated by the Ministry of Railways, it is the fourth largest railway network in the world with more than 22 million passengers per day • • The first train in India, Red Hill Railway was built by Sir Arthur Cotton for transporting granite stones for road building in 1837. Then in 1853, the first passenger train in India was hauled by 3 steam locomotives, the Sahib, Sindh and Sultan • • In 1897, lighting was introduced by many railway companies in passenger coaches and in February 1925, the first electric passenger train in India ran between Victoria terminus and Kurla • • The re-organisation of railways in India into regional zones began in the early 1950’s when Southern Railway, Central Railway and Western Railway were created • • Shortly after, fans and lights were mandated for all compartments in all classes of passenger accommodation and sleeping accommodation was also introduced. In 1956, the first fully air-conditioned train was introduced between Howrah and Delhi • • On 31st March 2017, Indian Railways announced that the entire rail network in the country will be electrified by 2022 • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @jodiforsberg • ✍️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #NewDelhi #AccidentalWesAnderson #India

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8. Sujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Rajmahal Palace | Rajasthan, India | c. 1729 • • Commissioned by H.H Sawai Jai Singh II as a garden resort and a private palace for Chandra Kanwar Ranawat, his beloved wife, who was the daughter of the Maharana of Mewar, Raj Mahal Palace has a history of more than 250 years • • Built in 1729, the palace is located in the heart of Rajasthan’s capital and home to the Maharaja of Jaipur • • In 1821, Rajmahal became the official residence of the British Resident Political Officer of Rajputana and in 1958 His Highness Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur – the celebrated and dashing ‘Jai’ – chose it as his personal private residence before converting it to a hotel in 1979 • • Over the decades this remarkable Palace has hosted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, as well as several other members of the British Royal Family, and eminent international celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, and the Shah of Iran • • Following a carefully orchestrated restoration by the prodigious designer Adil Ahmad, the palace continues to embody the heritage of its past, maintaining the original, features such as a marble staircase, elaborate chandeliers, and treasured family possessions • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @veeceecheng • ✍️: @wikipedia + @cntraveler • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Rajasthan #SymmetricalMonsters #India

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9. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Hawa Mahal | Jaipur, India | c. 1799 • • Hawa Mahal, roughly translating to "Palace of winds" or "Palace of the Breeze" is a palace in Jaipur, India, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh • • The name is derived from its initial use, essentially a high screen wall built so that the women of the royal family could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside • • The unique five-story exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework • • Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the zenana, or women's chambers • • It is one of the top visitor attractions in Jaipur • • 📸: @winnieariane • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture

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10. Yazdani Bakery, Mumbai

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________________________ Yazdani Bakery | Mumbai, India | c. 1950 • The Yazdani Bakery is a traditional bakery and cafe offering Persian breads, baked treats & chai. It has been owned and operated by the Zend family since 1950. Rashid Zend is the second generation owner, along with his two brothers • As bakers in Iran, the family continued their culinary tradition when their grandfather arrived in India, originally opening a bakery in Mumbai, where their grandmother would make all the baked goods at the time, while their grandfather tended to the customers. Yazdani was later set up in 1950 after Rashid’s father decided to let go of a partnership business and set up his own shop • The structure of the bakery with its sky blue exterior and red painted roof stands alone among the elegantly carved British architecture on one side and commercial buildings on the other. The building, built in the early 20th century, was originally a Japanese bank, which was later sold off. It’s spacious interior is surprising based on its small exterior look • The bakery still utilizes traditional baking methods with a large table to knead dough, an old style bread slicing machine, and diesel ovens to bring the breads and other goods to fruition • Less than a dozen workers have been employed at Yazeani for almost all their lives – they produce all products by hand, attracting many visitors from all around the world. One speciality is their bread pudding, which is typically sold out within hours of opening – other popular Yazdani fare includes khari biscuits, apple pies and mawa cakes • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @karlbhote ✍️: @wikipedia + @indiatimes + @cnntravel • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Vscotravel #ArchitectureLovers #Travelgram #TravelMore #Wanderlust #YazdaniBakery #InstaIndia #TravelIndia #VisitMumbai #Mumbai_ig #India_gram #ExploreIndia #BakeriesofInstagram #Mumbai #MumbaiIndia #India🇮🇳

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