One of the first things that struck me about India was its literal contrast to the UK. It was as if someone had grabbed the remote and turned the colour button up on full.
India is a wonderfully colourful place, it’s buildings and it’s people, flowers, food and decor – nothing is dull, vibrant is the way.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a group of people all dressed in black or dark colours.
Cheerfully extrovert, India loves colour.
Colour is king in India
Jaipur, India is known as the ‘Pink City’ and these palace guards are keeping in line with the colour scheme
Style tip: Always make sure your colours match your canon wheels…Jaipur
I saw some of the biggest and most vibrant flowers/petals ever, just stunning!!! Wherever we stopped, even if it was just for a quick break whilst on a long drive – there would always be some gorgeous flowers swaying in the breeze to get your attention
India has it’s fair share of charismatic doors too…..this rustic one was spotted at Agra Fort
Smartly dressed elephants in Jaipur, at the extravagant Amber Fort.
She’s so unaware, her vibrancy to me – was like seeing an amazingly colourful flower, I just had to get a picture.
I wonder what was on her mind…
Colour everywhere you look
Impossible to walk past without stopping to admire…
At times I was amazed at how many faces would peer out inquisitively from one tiny tuk tuk!!
A cluster of colour – people are not hung up on making sure colours match or blend – they just love and enjoy colour, however the heck they like, and good for them 👍
Spotted whilst waiting for a train from Agra to Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore. These guys looked like they were fixing something on the tracks. I didn’t see anyone sat on the roof of any trains – but the roofs on some of the buses were quite heavily congested – an ‘upstairs’ without stairs!!!
India is just brimming with architectural flamboyance, with a regal and royal flair: Humayun’s Tomb
Standing out in the crowd
Fabulous saris, spotted at the fabulous Taj Mahal, Agra
A princess in a tuk tuk?
Pretty in pink
Life size figure at the Amber Fort, Jaipur
Never a dull moment, pretty umbrellas for sale on the roadside
Bikes, are everywhere, a very popular choice – nifty and fast for weaving through the crazy Indian traffic
No such thing as a boring lorry in India, some of them looked super colourful and exquisitely decorated with all kinds of glittery, shimmery trinkets and paraphernalia hanging off them. I later learned that a lot of the roadside shops that look like they’re selling ‘Christmas decorations’ are actually truck/lorry decorations – this is a ‘thing’ in India!!! Love it!! 🚚
A Prescription of colour
You don’t need to be a psychologist to know how powerfully colour can affect your mood and behaviour, so unless you live in a very vibrant environment, when you visit India, you’ll probably feel a strong shift in energy, an uplifting and cheerful shift, hopefully.
Colour has also been alleged to speed up the healing process where physical health is concerned, as well as having significant impact on mental health.
With all this Indian colour, plus the constant sunshine (28/29c), I can definitely say I got a good dose of ‘vibrant’.
Not sure how long it will take before it starts to wear off but – so far so good, I think!!! lol.
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Tangie T. Woods
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Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice
Thank you – feel free, glad you enjoyed the post Ana 😊
I totally agree with you on this one, Cherryl. I fell in love with the extraordinary colours displayed in numerous situations in India. Amazingly beautiful flowers that women sell on the street. Temples painted in a high diversity of bright colours. Retails shops selling cloth for sarees in so many bright and beautiful colours that I have never seen in my life. Women wearing beautiful jewelry on wrists and angles while wearing clothes of the most incredible colours. Fruit juice shops with fruit in all kinds of colours hanging from the ceiling. Fantastic.
Yes, absolutely fantastic!! It’s funny how shy we seem with colour in the UK compared to other countries 🌼 so it’s nice to delve into a vibrant place and lap it all up, a bit of colour therapy lol Thanks for reading Frank 🔆
On the way from Zürich to Chennai, I flew via Dubai. I was amazed by the contrast in colours of clothes worn by women in Dubai and by women in South India respectively.
To be able to travel and observe things like this is such a privilege – it’s a small world really, with seemingly big differences 😊
Great post. So many reminders of my India trip!
Thank you – I’m glad to help bring back some wanderlust memories!! 😊🔆
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The photos bear testimony to your theme, so vibrant
Thank you, I should have made a note to be sure to take some sunglasses lol 😎