Colors of India (Part 2)

Prayer flags in Leh, Ladakh

As promised, this is the continuation to my previous post, Colors of India (Part 1) and I’m about to fill your screen once again with more hues from India in this psychedelic sequel.

The first picture I started with shows a regular view of Ladakh, where prayer flags hang from almost every building or structure. A 5-hour drive from Leh, and I reached Pangong lake, where I saw a gorgeous blue sky and an ice-blue lake.

Pangong LakeUdaivilas swimming pool

I also remember the breathtaking swimming pool at the Udaivilas in Udaipur from a few years ago.

As I approached the grand Oberoi Udaivilas in a traditional Rajasthani boat on Lake Pichola, I saw the royal palatial architecture in an eggshell shade. It was a scene out of a fairytale.

The Oberoi Udaivilas Victoria Terminus StationIndia GateLandscape of Leh, Ladakh

In a similar shade was also the Victoria Terminus railway station in Mumbai. Continuing with earth-tones, above is a picture of the India gate in Delhi and also the landscape in Ladakh.

Golden Temple

Moving on to metallic tones; the Golden Temple, a monumental Sikh center in Amritsar, a large golden Buddha statue at the Shey Monastery in Ladakh, bronze sculptures demonstrating yoga poses at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport, a silver sun on a beautiful afternoon in Kashmir and gray, which was the color of my Shikara rower’s woolen vest.

Buddha statue in Shey Monastery Bronze statues in Indira Gandhi Airport Silver sun Shikara driver

Green is what I saw as I stepped onto the beautiful landscaped garden at Pari Mahal (Fairies Abode) perched on a hill in Srinagar, Kashmir. This color is also a vital part of a craze and religion in India, Cricket, and I got a taste of this passion at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi few months back.

Landscaped garden at Pari Mahal Feroz Shah Kotla, DelhiMysterious chimp Car to cow to car

I also peered into a lighter mysterious shade, into the eyes of a mischievous monkey during a stare-down as I was on the way to the Taj Mahal. Next to that is another classic Indian image, demonstrating the co-existence of cars and cows; here a black cow during its afternoon nap.

That brings us to the end. I’ve had a lot of fun with the Colors of India series, but we know it would not be complete without the most essential part of any culture, the food! And red is the most prominent color of most spicy and delicious Indian dishes. Namaste!

Yummy and spicy Indian food

 

Comments: 14

  1. Gaurav Bhan Bhatnagar Jun 20 at 4:14 am Reply

    How did you manage to get such a close up of that monkey?
    The landscape of Ladakh is amazing.

    • Nita Jun 20 at 5:17 pm Reply

      We were in the car and I guess the monkey wanted to say Hi 😀 Thanks for stopping by Gaurav!

  2. Dale Jun 22 at 12:15 am Reply

    I think you’ve captured India pretty well here, just wish I could get to see it for myself.

    One day I think we’ll be able to do some travelling around India, unfortunately I don’t think it’ll be this year.

    • Nita Jun 23 at 1:14 am Reply

      Thanks Dale! It’s such a diverse country with so much to offer.. Hope you guys get to explore it soon too :)

  3. Lauren Rains Jun 27 at 2:40 am Reply

    I just love the photo of the cow and the car coexisting! I’m yet to go to India, but it’s high up on my list. Some of my favorite travel photography comes from around India, as I’m sure you feel the same way!
    – Lauren (@outdoor_minded)

    • Nita Jun 27 at 2:58 pm Reply

      Thank you Lauren :) That photo is truly a classic! So normal in India, yet so fascinating for the rest of us. And I absolutely share your thoughts – India is so unique and special. I come back with such amazing pictures and memories each time I visit.

  4. Iain Mallory Jun 27 at 7:11 pm Reply

    I was supposed to have been in India for the last 3 weeks Nita, but had to cancel. Thanks for reminding me with these images what a special place it is. I might have missed this opportunity but your post provided the next best choice ……. to travel vicariously.

    • Nita Jun 27 at 10:15 pm Reply

      Oh, that sucks! Were you supposed to visit India before/after your Nepal trip? Thanks so much for your comment Iain, and I’m sure you will find yourself there in no time :)

  5. memographer Jul 3 at 5:55 am Reply

    Great post, Nita! Love the photos and variety of subjects!
    I’ve been to India… but, would go again anytime. Such a beautiful country!

    • Nita Jul 3 at 8:00 pm Reply

      Hi there! Thank you so much :) I’m happy to hear that! I just visited your site and I love it already. You have some really incredible photos from India too :)

  6. Jessica J. Hill Jul 16 at 1:25 am Reply

    Great photos! India is so photogenic, from trash to sunsets, it seems like everything just begs to be in the shot.

    • Nita Jul 16 at 10:08 pm Reply

      Thanks Jessica.. I agree with you :) India is a photographer and traveler’s dream!

  7. arabesque Jul 20 at 11:54 am Reply

    India is one of the places i wish to visit!
    Not only am i in love with their culture but their architectural details as well.
    Your fotos reminded me that i should put this on top of my list. ^-^

    • Nita Jul 20 at 5:21 pm Reply

      Glad you liked them.. Thanks :)
      And you most certainly should visit soon!

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