Tens of thousands of people across the country rose early to see the eclipse that was to begin at the earliest at 5:29 am and end at 7:41 am in India.
An old lady observes the solar eclipse through an X-ray film in Allahabad on Wednesday morning.
Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, watch the solar eclipse through specially-designed viewing glasses in Allahabad.
Hindu devotees observe a solar eclipse through specially-designed viewing glasses as they take holy dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Sarawati River in Allahabad.
People congregate on the banks of the River Ganges as the solar eclipse begins in Varanasi.
Girls observe the solar eclipse through goggles in Patna on Wednesday.
A view of the solar eclipse as observed the over the historic Red Fort on Wednesday morning.
People observe the solar eclipse through a telescope at Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi.
People trying to capture the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century at Raman Science Centre in Nagpur.
A man takes full protection while capturing the solar eclipse with his mobile phone at Nehru Planetarium.
Children observe the solar eclipse through goggles at Nehru Planetarium.