Most of us are fascinated by the West and wish to travel abroad to see the beauty that nature has to offer. However, we often forget to look around. From lush-green trees and refreshing hills, to mesmerising monuments and beaches, India has a lot to offer in terms of scenic beauty.

Mangalore-based artist and architecture student, Shivani, beautifully captures the essence of our country through her sketches. Shivani went on a 50-day journey across India to 21 towns and made a sketch each day as part of her 50 Days, 50 Sketches project for Zostel’s Best Internship Ever programme. Here is India through her pencil:

1. India Gate, New Delhi

4. Golden Temple, Amritsar

5. Maha Bodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar

6. Bodhgaya

7. Diksha Bhoomi, Nagpur

8. Nagpur

9. Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

10. Charminar, Hyderabad

11. Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad

12. Osmani University, Hyderabad

13. Hampi, Karnataka

14. Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka

15. Santa Cruz Basilica, Kochi

16. Vypin Ferri, Kochi

17. Jewish Synagogue, Kochi

18. Fort Cochin, Kochi

19. Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum, Kerala

20. Fort Cochin, Kochi

21. St. Augustine Tower, Old Goa

22. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

23. Sea Valley, Anjuna Beach, Goa

24. Baga, Goa

25. Fort Aguada, Goa

26. Calangute Beach, Goa

27. Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad

28. City Palace, Udaipur

29. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

30. Jal Mahal, Jaipur

And here’s a compilation of all 50 days:

Her journey covered Jodhpur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Delhi, Amritsar, Mcleodganj, Rishikesh, Gwalior, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Kolkata, Sunderbans, Bhubaneshwar, Nagpur, Bangalore, Kochi, Goa, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Udaipur and Jaipur.

You can checkout Shivani’s full album here