As some of you may know we just got back from an absolutely amazing two weeks in India. It was such an invigorating (and at times slightly chaotic) trip for the five of us.
From the minute we arrived in Delhi all of our senses were on over-drive and we loved it. Not everybody does, I know. Visiting India is one of those manic experiences that has you on your toes every second of the day.
The range of emotions that one feels while visiting India is vast. There is is always something to marvel at, something that makes you cringe, something that makes you catch your breath, something that makes you look away, something that brings tears to your eyes, something that puts a wide grin on your face or something that makes you realise how fortunate you are to have such a comfortable and happy life.
But more than anything India offers so much beauty and colour.
Visiting India can sometimes feel like an emotional roller coaster. But in the best way possible.
As I did last year for our trip to Morocco, I’ll be posting a series of my favourite images of our trip over the next few weeks.
This sweet old woman loved having her photo taken and was delighted when I showed her the image on the screen of my camera. We bought the loveliest flower garland from her to leave at the nearby shrine and then we passed out Kinder chocolates to all of her grandkids, She giggled the entire time. (village of Ghanerao)
I can’t even begin to count the amount of doors and entryways that I fell in love with during our time in India. Indians know how to combine colours like no other people on earth. The brighter the better. Words to live by in my books. (Ghanerao, India)
A tiny temple dedicated to Hanuman, the monkey god. The colours, the garlands, the posters, the man handing out milk sweets. Perfection. (Deeg Palace)
As I mentioned on IG during our trip, India deteriorates in the most delicate and beautiful manner. The layers of pastel coloured chipped paint made my heart skip a beat. It even matched the stagnant lake water (that was most likely hosting more than a few diseases). (Deeg Palace)
India was covered in beautiful bougainvillea while we were visiting. Everything from hot pinks to soft oranges to vibrant yellows.
Bells, garlands, saris, turbans, prayer strings, bindis, drummers, flowers and three kids who were taking it all in in awe. Image taken at the infamous Om Banna Shrine (dedicated to a holy motorcycle) outside Jodhpur.
A really friendly old man who seemed to think I was nuts to want to photograph him. Next time I’ll include a photo of his friend sitting next to him who kept fishing large items out of his massive red turban. (Ghanerao, India)