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Varanazi at Holi Festival

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Holika

Face du Monde

In this piece, former DVA nominee Face du Monde treats us to a marvelous air/ground tour of the Indian city of Veranasi in celebration during the annual Holi holiday.  One of the most important Hindu holidays, the two-day Holi festival is a celebration of spring, love, and associated rites.  It is of particular cultural importance in this city on the Ganges River, considered the holiest of the holy seven cities of Hinduism.  It's also considered the birthplace of Buddhism, which arose in India but has since virtually disappeared here.

Demo Reel from Rajasthan

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India Drones Company

Drones Company

Airvuz contributor India's Drones Company works throughout the state of Rajasthan in northern India. This video is a collection of drone footage from around the state which was put together for a tour company interested in showing off the region.  The highlight of the reel is some epic bird's eye footage of the great fortification and palace complex called Amer.  Located just a few km/mi from the state capital of Jaipur, this magnificent structure is one of a series of famous hill forts around Rajisthan.  

Rajasthan: Jodhpur

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Jodhpur, India

NGreyTravels

Jodhpur is an important city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, lying close to the western Indian border with Pakistan.  Surrounded by the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is perhaps best known for Mehrangarh, a giant 15th century fortress which overlooks the city.  In this video, NGrey captures a woman practicing yoga against the distinctive blue buildings of the skyline of Jodhpur including its hilltop fortress.  Jodhpur appeared in the 2012 Batman superhero film (and box-office blockbuster) The Dark Knight Rises.

The Holy City of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh

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Varanasi, India

PixelDo.Com

Varanasi is a culturally important Indian city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.  Also known as Banares, the city is situated on the  Ganges River, India's most important waterway.  Varanasi is considered the holiest of the seven cities deemed sacred under the Hindu religion,  and it's also important in the Jain Dharma religion.  Contributor and pilot Pixeldo.com created this amazing drone video of the river city, which is the site of two large temples built during the time of the Mughal Empire.  

DJI Mavic Pro over Goa

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Mavic Pro in Goa, India

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Goa is India's smallest state.  It is situated roughly in the middle of the western coast of India on the Arabian Sea (an extension of the Indian Ocean), about 600 km (360 mi) south of Mumbai.  Goa was the center of Portuguese colonization of India, which began in the late 15th century.  Today, among other distinctions, it's known as one of the top beach areas in Asia and by some accounts in the world.  In this video, contributor Al uses his DJI Mavic Pro drone to give us a bird's eye view of this incredible region.

Udaipur: Capital of Rajasthan

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Udaipur, Rajasthan

PixelDo.Com

In this video, top contributor and drone pilot Pixeldo treats us to an aerial view of the Indian city of Udaipur.  One of the most important cities in the northwestern state of  Rajasthan, Udaipur is commonly known as the City of Lakes due to the presence of five major lakes.  It's situated in the Aravali Mountains in the southern part of the state, near the border with Gujarat.  The city was founded in 1558 as the capital of the kingdom of Mewar (one of India's princely states), replacing Chittorgarh in that capacity.    

Rajasthan: The Great Indian Desert

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Adventures in India's Thar Desert

MIAPVIDEOS

While India is perhaps most closely associated with gigantic mountains and wide rivers, it's also home to one of the world's largest deserts.  The Thar Desert, sometimes known as the Great Indian Desert, covers 200k square km (just over 75k square mi.), most of which is in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan.  It's one of the world's top 20 deserts in area, and the most populated.  In this video, you'll get an aerial tour of this magnificent desert, compliements of contributor Miapvideos.

Chittorgarh: Mewar Fortress in Rajasthan

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Chittorgarh Fort by Mavic Pro

man meets the world

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most famous fortresses in India and indeed the world.  It's situated in the southeastern part of Rajasthan, India's westernmost state.  Dating to the 7th century AD, the fortress served as the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, one of the princely states which eventually allied with the British Raj against the Mughal Empire prior to Indian independence.  Seen in this excellent drone video by Man Meets the World, Chittorgargh is the largest of the six Rajasthan hill forts in a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Dapoli: Coastal Town in Maharashta

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Monsoon Dapoli- Maharashtra, India

Travelogueonereel

Contributor and drone pilot Travelogueone created this lovely aerial video of a town on India's western coastline.  Dapoli is situated on the Arabian Sea in the state of Maharashta.  It's in the Ratnagiri district, about 215 km (about 135 mi.) south of the great city of Mumbai.  In Colonial times, it was a military camp, and it's the burial place of many British officers.   In the video, you will get a visual sense of the countryside of Maharashta, which is the second most populous state in the country.   

Celebration in Gujarat

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A Human Sea in Gujarat: Captured by Drone

damardhaval

In this epic drone video by contributor and pilot Damardhaval, you'll get an amazing bird's eye view of thousands of people participating in an Indian folk dance.  It's part of the United Way Garba Celebration at Vadodara, Gujarat, the westernmost state of India.  The occasion is Navratri, a nine day Hindu festival festival which occurs in September/October every year.  In other parts of India, it is celebrated at different times of year and in some cases with greater than annual frequency.  

New Delhi: India's Capital City

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Drone Compilation India: New Delhi

aerialindians

Aerialindians created this excellent drone reel of India's national capital New Delhi.  The city is its own federal territory and lies in the north central part of the country.  New Delhi was built relatively recently, in the early 20th century, to the southwest of the old Mughal capital of Delhi.  It was constructed as the new capital of India under British rule, which had previously been in Kolkata (Calcutta).  Situated on the Yamuna River, it's India's largest city, with a metropolitan population of over 25 million.  

Fortresses and Palaces of India

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Six Places to Visit in Northern India

@surf.the.sky

As a top cultural and tourim destination, India offers a variety of soul-stirring, historical, and natural attractions.  The India-bound traveler will appreciate this wonderfully curated, aerial short list of must-see stops in this remarkable Drone Video of the Week nominee from videographer @surf.the.sky.  The locations you will see, in order, are Panna Meena Kakun, Amer Fortress, and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur; Jodhpur Fort in Jodhpur; Udaipur City Palace in Udaipur; and the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Goa: Portuguese Legacy

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GOA FLY by Alexander Shelaputov

bazuzu177

Here is a stunning aerial view of the province of Goa on India's western coast, compliments of contributor bazuzu177.  Goa is India's smallest state and also the most unique in terms of its modern history.  It was the original Portuguese colony in India and it remained part of the Portuguese Empire long after the rest of India became part of the British Raj.  In fact, the colony was not annexed by India until 1961, a decade and a half after India was granted its independence from the British Empire.  

Kumbhalgarh: Mewar Fortress

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Kumbhalgarh: The Great Wall of India

Discover India

Kumbhalgarh is one of India's most famous fortresses.  It's located in the Aravalli Mountains in the western part of the country.  Kumbahalgarh was built in the 15th century on the orders of the ruler of Mewar, a kingdom which covered the southern part of what is now the state of Rajasthan.  Its perimeter walls run for 36 km (about 22 mi.), making it one of the largest fortress complexes in the world.  Seen from above in this excellent drone video by Discover India, it's part of a UNESCO World Heritage site known as the Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

Pune: #2 City of Maharashta

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Drone's Eye View of Dawn to Dusk in Pune

Drone's Eye View Hong Kong

Pune is the second largest city in the great Indian state of Maharashta, after Mumbai.  With a metropolitan population of over 7 million, it's one of the ten largest cities in the country.  It is situated on a plateau about 150 km (around 90 mi.) southeast of the larger city.  Home to some of the country's best-known universities, Pune is considered the cultural capital of India's largest state.   In this video by Drone's Eye View Hong Kong, you'll get a dawn-to-dusk bird's eye view of this important city.

Goa's Ajuna Beach

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India, GOA 2018

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Goa is India's smallest state and also one of its most well known.  Originally the center of Portuguese rule of India going back to the 1500's, it's now known primarily as one of the top beach destinations in Asia.  Situated on the country's western coast on the Arabian Sea (considered part of the Indian Ocean) south of the great city of Mumbai, the area was "rediscovered" by the hippie crowd in the 1960's.  You can see this beautiful region in this drone video, which includes footage of its famous Anjuna Beach.

Marwar Mausoleum in Jodhpur

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Jaswant Thada

sphereview

The Indian state of Rajasthan is the territory of a much older kingdom called Marwar, which existed as an independent state from the 13th century until the formation of the modern state of India in 1947.  One of the cultural relics of the kingdom is a mausoleum called  Jaswant Thada.  Seen here in this drone video by sphereview, the structure was built in the then-ruler Marwar around the turn of the 20th century.  It's located in the city of Jodhpur, the capital the erstwhile Marwar capital and now Rajasthan's #2 city. 

Bikaner and Junagarh Fortress

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My city Bikaner

Insanity-p

Bikaner is one of the largest and most important cities in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.  It's located about 330 km (around 200 mi.) northwest of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.  Founded in the 15th century, for centuries Bikaner was the capital of the princely state of the same name, a British protectorate from 1818 until Indian independence.  In this drone video by Insanity-p, you can take an aerial tour of this historic city.  The video features excellent footage of the city's top attraction: the 16h century Junagarh Fort.

Mumbai and Jodhpur

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Drone Dost Showreel 2019

Drone Dost

This drone reel features footage from two of the most important cities in western India.  The first part was filmed around the great city of Mumbai, which lies in the delta of the Ulhas River on the Arabian Sea.  It's India's commercial capital and largest city, although Greater New Delhi is actually the largest metropolitan area.  The second part of the video features footage from Jodhpur, capital of the one-timekingdom of Marwar, which lies due north of Mumbai in the Thar Desert in the modern state of Rajasthan.

Aerial Views of Rajasthan

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Rajasthan | Cinematic Drone Compilation | Karan Chordia

Karanchordia

Take an aerial tour of the Indian state of Rajasthan, compliments of contributor Karanchordia.  This giant territory covers over 10% of India's land area, making it the country's largest state by that measure although it's only #7 in terms of population.   Nearly 40% of Rajasthan is covered by the Thar Desert, the largest on the Indian subcontinent.  The video features a mix of footage from across the great state, ranging from camel caravans to the great city of Udaipur aka the City of Lakes.  

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Capital

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DRONE SHOTS OF BHOPAL CITY

justin shareef

Bhopal is one of the most important cities in central India. It's the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh, near the geographic center of this massive country.  Home to several large lakes, it's sometimes called the City of Lakes, a name which also applied to the western city of Udaipur.  Bhopal city was founded in the early 1700's by a Mughal general as the capital of the State of Bhopal, which eventually became one of the princely states.  Check out the great city from above in this drone video by new contributor Justin Shareef.  

Mumbai's Marine Drive

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Marine Drive, Mumbai Hyperlapse!

Drone Dost

Here's a great drone-lapse sequence from one of the most well-known spots in Mumbai, India, compliments of Drone Dost.  Marine Drive is a promenade which runs for about 3.6 km (a bit over 2 mi.) along a body of water known as Back Bay, just south of central Mumbai.  It's also sometimes called Subhas Chandra Bose Road, in memory of the fiery Indian nationalist who died shortly before India achieved independence from the British Empire in 1947.  The real estate here is amongst the most expensive in Mumbai. 

The Fortresses of Jaipur

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Jaigarh, Nahargah and Amber Fort - Jaipur Drone Footage (DJI Mavic Pro)

man meets the world

Jaipur is the capital of India's northwestern state of Rajasthan.  Together with Delhi and Agra, it's part of the Golden Triangle, a popular tourist circuit.  Jaipur is known first and foremost for a chain of fortresses which surround the city, which was founded in 1727.  In this excellent drone video by Man Meets the World, you'll get an aerial tour of three of the most famous of these fortresses: Jaigarh, Nahargah, and Amer.  Amer is the most well-known of the three; it's one of the six Hill Forts of Rajasthan UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Waterfalls of Bastar, Chhattisgarh

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India | BASTAR | waterfalls

travelogist

The "star" of this drone video by travelogist is Chitrakote Falls, one of the best-known waterfalls in India.  It's located on the Indravati River in the Bastar District of Chhattisgarh, a landlocked state in the east-central part of the country.  With modest drop of just under 30 meters (95 ft.) it's known as the widest waterfall in the country.  The video also includes footage of other waterfalls in the region, notably the Teerathgarh Falls, which falls 91 meters (just under 300 ft.) on a single drop.  

Udaipur's Lake Palace

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2:20 / 6:04 Udaipur - Lake Pichola / Water Palace / City Palace (DJI Mavic Pro)

man meets the world

The Lake Palace is one of the top attractions in the Indian city of Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes.  It's situated on an island in Lake Pichola, an artificial lake here in this important city in the northwestern state of Rajasthan.  The palace was built in the mid-1700's as a summer residence for the rulers of Mewar, one of India's former princely states.  The palace was one of the key filming locations in the 1983 James Bond film, Octopussy: it was here that 007 (played by Roger Moore) meets his ally-to-be.  The palace is now a luxury hotel. 

Giant Garba Dance in Vadodara, Gujarat

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Thousands of people Dancing together like Human Sea!

damardhaval

Drones allow us to see large outdoor gatherings from an entirely new perspective.  Case in point is this excellent drone video from India by contributor damardhaval.  He aerially filmed a massive celebration in the city of Vadodara during the Hindu festival of Navrati.  It's known as a Garba dance, and it originated here in the western state of Gujarat.  The gathering is called Garba Mahotsav, and it attracts tens of thousands of spectator-participants every year.  It's sponsored by the United Way of Baroda 

Showreel from Central India

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Drone Showreel India Aerial

Brand Icon Studio

Contributor Brand Icon Studios is one of the top drone piloting companies in India.  In this aerial reel, they showcase their work across the country, principally its central and western regions.  The video features a mix of "people" oriented footage (namely some amazing wedding shots), as well as footage from the city of Indore (the largest in the state of Madhya Pradesh).  You will also see some shots of the Omkareshwar Temple, which is located on an island of the Narmada River, also in Madhya Pradesh.

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