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Ryan Doyle Taj Mahal

Ryan, hope you enjoyed your trip to India. What’s your most striking memory of the country?

Obviously the Taj Mahal was a bit hard to miss (laughs) but I did share some amazing experiences with the film crew. Before I left my brother gave me a "No rickshaw!" t-shirt that he brought back from his trip to India. The joke hit me when I arrived in Agra (laughs). They are everywhere.

Ryan Doyle's Leap of Faith

Ryan Doyle, a British Freerunning World Champion whose creative movements combined with a martial arts background have made him one of the world’s most famous Freerunning and Parkour Athletes, is on a mission around the globe in search of the world’s greatest spots. That means that the 27-year-old uses pretty much anything and everything he can find to perform spectacular jumps, flips and spins.

The latest leg of the Briton’s unique global tour took him to the Taj Mahal in India. On this epic journey he experiences seven stunning countries and cultures that he had never been before to and performs mind blowing action at breathtaking sites where no one would have expected to see those moves.

In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! India Travel Editor Bijoy Venugopal, Ryan Doyle speaks about his passion for one of the world’s lesser-known athletic sports, what inspires him to do what he does for a living, and the places that excite him.

And if you're wondering what freerunning is all about, it is a variation of parkour, a physical discipline and non-competitive activity which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles.

All photographs courtesy of Red Bull India