Beautiful Colours of India

If I was to write a list of all the places I would love to visit in the World, India would be very close to the top. Who wouldn’t want to experience the beauty of the Taj Mahal up close, or enjoy the tranquility of Goa. The spices, the hustle and bustle, and the vibrancy of Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai all both fascinate and delight in equal measures, and a beautiful and colourful infographic put together by Great Rail Journeys has only served to increase my fascination with India even more.

National Geographic Society’s Keith Bellows sums it up beautifully in a lovely quote:-

“I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolour.”

Conch shells hold religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Throughout Indian history it has been a symbol of power, authority and sovereignty.

Conch shells hold religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Throughout Indian history it has been a symbol of power, authority and sovereignty.

The Great Rail Journey’s infographic India in Colour just illustrates this so brilliantly. Showcasing the food, the sites, the flora and fauna in all its colourful glory, if you have never wanted to visit India, your mind may well be changed in 24 stunning photographs that chart everything from Conch shells to chilli peppers. These are all things you could experience on a luxury train trip through India on ‘The Palace on Wheels, an exquisite Great Rail Journeys train.

A few of my fave images.

The Amaltas Tree brings bright yellow to the landscape during India’s dry season. The flowers are also an important part of religious festivals.

The Amaltas Tree brings bright yellow to the landscape during India’s dry season. The flowers are also an important part of religious festivals.

It’s uncertain why the locals began painting their houses blue in the city of Jodhpur, but the city resembles an oasis in the desert.

It’s uncertain why the locals began painting their houses blue in the city of Jodhpur, but the city resembles an oasis in the desert.

Wearing green is believed to reinstate your energy and inspire harmony in others.

Wearing green is believed to reinstate your energy and inspire harmony in others.

To view the other images and colours of India, click here.