“I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolour.”
KEITH BELLOWS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
When I was younger, I loved looking at photos, information books and brochures of India. They were always so bright and colourful. I used to collect all sorts of elephant ornaments and my favourites were the bright decorated Indian elephant ornaments dotted amongst the shelves in my bedroom.
Whilst at university, I had the chance to help a friend choose a new saree for a family wedding. Standing in the shop full of beautiful, bright silk fabric, I admit I was in my element.
I still apreciate the scent, taste and colours of India while burning incense, using beauty products and cooking.
But one day, it would be a dream come true to visit India and see India in colour for real. For now, Great Rail Journeys have produced this wonderful inforgraphic celebrating the colours of India. It explains about the meanings behind some of the special colours and will be sure to inspire you to want to discover the jewels and treasures of India by train for yourself.
I have been sent an Indian gift pack in exchange for writing this post, but all words and opinions are my own.