Have you ever seen a tiger, a real one I mean, not one of those robot tigers they use in zoos? Well, I haven’t, but I was hopeful to find one in southern India. There was plenty of wildlife (stray dogs, horny elephants, holy cows, rats and mice, stealing monkeys, …) but no tigers to be seen, not even in the many national parks of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. But hey, you can’t have it all, can you? Why do you need tigers when you’ve got spectacular views like these? Good question. But don’t get carried away yet. These beautiful phoneography pictures come with a warning: it’s not all this nice in India. Next to all this beauty lies a proverbial mountain of stinky waste. Honestly, the right photography angle performs miracles. So don’t expect it all to be heavenly. Getting to these places can be quite a struggle. But once you’ve cursed a few times, spat on the floor and airkicked an imaginary Indian rickshaw driver in the nuts, you’ll love it. I promise.