The Colours of India

When I think back to my two trips in India, I think of colour.  I think of all of the vibrant colours that seemed to make up every part of Indian life.

I think of the beautiful fabrics that were worn, and sold in the markets.DSC_0221 DSC_0064.JPG

I think of the sparkly, colourful, mirrored bangles that lined people’s arms and glistened from every stall.DSC_0047.JPG DSC_0048.JPG

I think of vibrant prayer flags that blew calmly in the wind.DSC_1186 DSC_1185 DSC_1176

I think of the colours that lined the holy River Ganges in Varanasi.DSC_0118 DSC_0097.JPG DSC_0112

I think of the food that gets its vibrant colour from an array of tasty spices.DSC_0126.JPG

And I think of the places of worship that are brimming with colour.DSC_1227 DSC_1226 DSC_1224

Which country or city makes you think of colour?

Marcella xx

40 thoughts on “The Colours of India

  1. I think India wins hands down for colour. Everywhere you look (as seen in your pics as well) is a sea of brilliant bright colours. India is always a feast for your eyes. Gorgeous post. 🙂

  2. These photos are all so beautiful! India looks amazing. And I love those colourful bangles — I would definitely have bought a couple of those 🙂

  3. For color, I think of India and of Mexico. I’ve never been to India, but here in Singapore there is a large Indian community and plenty of color associated with their culture and food. I love your photos of the Ganges, would love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing a beautiful post.

  4. I love how you put this together to show the colors of India! I’ve never been to India – for me, a place that I’ve been that makes me think of color is Morocco. Though it seems to be similar in a way that I imagine India to be – not just about color, but a sensory overload with noise, smells, and tastes.

  5. Color…let me think! In Greece the “dominant” colors are blue and white but in the islands you can come across pops of color! Boston’s suburbs where I spent the winter where pretty colorful too, but mainly pastel colors. I want to visit India one day..all these fabrics are beautiful and I adore sarees!

    • I think it’s so interesting how different colours remind us of different places we have been. I always think of the blue and white buildings when I think of Greece, even though I haven’t been 🙂

  6. Okay, confession time: I’ve always dreamed of wearing a colourful sari and dance in a Bollywood movie just once 😀 For me, the whole of Scandinavia makes me think of colour cause of all those pretty, little, wooden houses in red, yellow, blue and what not….

    • Aw, wouldn’t that be amazing!! I did get to wear a sari once as my host family in Nepal let me try on some of theirs, which was so fun. The whole technique of putting them on is so complicated, I never knew that before! There are so many ways to twist and pin the material into place, it’s an amazing skill! Oooh, yes – totally know what you mean about Scandinavia 🙂

  7. Oh my god I’m literally DYING to go to India! I don’t know why, but I’ve always been so attracted to it! I think it’s the color, like you said, and also the FOOOOD! I hope to make it there one day!

  8. I totally agree with you, India is the most colourful country I’ve ever visited. I’m always tempted by all those vibrant fabrics but I know they would look so out of place back home 😦

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