One thing I remember vividly from my trip to India was the color. India is quite a colorful country in terms of the clothing worn by its people, especially the women. Shades of reds and yellows blanketed the surroundings. Busy, unkept streets were punctuated by people in blues and greens. This variegated view was even more enhanced by the over-crowded nature of this country; just walking through the markets of Old Delhi can be a pleasant rainbow of visual experience.
Here is my colorful memory of India, in photographs:

three women peeking through a window at Agra Fort
street in Bharatpur
a scene inside the Fort of Agra
snake charmer in Jaipur
a sincere smile from a stranger in Agra Fort
street performers
busy intersection in Old Delhi
a volunteer in the Sikh temple kitchen
a volunteer inside the Sikh temple kitchen
volunteers in the Sikh temple kitchen
a dash of red in the stepwell of Bharatpur
at the spice market
street vendors in Jaipur
colorful banners in Agra

7 Replies to “Colors of India”

  1. I definitely agree! Doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman… in India, you see people wearing bright orange, pink, blue, red! Even their architecture reflects their penchant for colors


  2. Many of your pictures are from the state of Rajasthan where color is a defining aspect of the people as well as the landscape. Just as Scotsmen organized themselves into clans, each with a distinct tartan design and color, people of Rajasthan organized themselves into tribes. This system is still in vogue.

    Each tribe has a distinct colour. Village headman has a special color for his turban. Marwar widows wear blacks and blues but elsewhere these colors may not be reserved for only widows. There is no general and there is a lot of variation from tribe to tribe.

    In South India, colors are most prominent in silk sarees that women wear. Attend any South Indian wedding, it will be a riot of colors, not excluding the flower arrangements.


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