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Incredible India

In early August, IU's Kelley School of Business again took a group of honors students to one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, India, where they met with government and business officials and learned about the country's vast cultural heritage. In addition to these pictures, a blog, "Kelley Takes You to Incredible India," chronicled their trip and can be found at Visitors to the blog have come from all over the world, including India, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Columbia.

The Taj Mahal is one of the most photographed buildings in the world. Clara Houin, Alexandra Hoover, Courtney Cohen and Dana O'Neill (left to right) take their shot.

Dan Bertsch, Brian Combs, Drew Giovannoli and Evan Beckner sit for a photo in front of the Taj Mahal in their new kurtas, long shirts they purchased the day before in a market.

The Taj Mahal also was a place for meeting new friends. Here, a father introduces his son to Dana O'Neill, Courtney Cohen, Alexa Adler and Betsy Head.

Nathaniel Kenninger (left) and Courtney Cohen get ready for the ride to the Taj Mahal in a horse-drawn buggy. Due to concerns about pollution, tourists must walk or ride in an electric- or animal-powered vehicle to the complex.

Courtney Cohen (left) and Dana O'Neill peer into Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi. The garden tomb inspired several major architectural innovations in India, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Colorful lanterns are for sale in shops near the Five Rathas, a set of monolithic granite structures that imitate temples originally built of wood.

Kristen Welton stands in front of the pyramid of Mamallapuram's Shore Temple, which is carved from a single piece of stone and has stood for more than 1,400 years.

Kristy Anderson poses for a friend's camera in between two lions that guard the outer walls of the Shore Temple at Mamallapuram.

Aashish Batra, a student from Delhi, proudly shows off his henna tattoo showing where he's proud to be a student.

A visitor looks at a mosaic history of the life of Mahatma K. Gandhi, located just a few feet from the place where this hero of social change through non-violence was felled by an assassin's bullet.

Bill Kenny looks at a family of clay figures at Dakshina Chitra, a living history museum located 25 kilometers south of Chennai.

Professor Jamie Prenkert and the children of Thirumangalam Kandrigai, a small village south of Chennai, take delight in the results of a photo session.

The children of Thirumangalam Kandrigai are glad to have their pictures taken and even more excited when they see their beaming faces on the digital camera screens.

Nathaniel Kenninger, Kristy Anderson and Megan Walsh notice that among the tour stickers at this window on the way to Agra is one which reads, "Indiana - An Invitation to India."

The mirrored exterior of Infosys in Mahindra World City shows the bustling activity around the 130-acre complex, which began construction just three years ago. The students, seen leaving in the second row to the right, also enjoyed a presentation about the IT services firm.

Students pose for a picture in their hard hats before touring the sprawling Maruti-Suzuki auto factory.

Clara Houin, who is learning Hindi at IU, makes a presentation to an official at a special economic zone at Manesar in his language.

Deepender Singh Hooda, MBA'02, an influential member of India's Parliament, makes a point during a reception that he hosted for students in New Delhi.