India in colour: Memories of our honeymoon

Back in 2007 MOH and I honeymooned in India a few months after our June wedding. For me India was all about the colours, the sounds, the spices and the smells, some of which trust me you don't want to smell! The greens, blues, yellows, reds and whites of India are brought to life in this beautiful India in colour infographic by Great Rail Journeys.

India is a fascinating place and I've been looking back at some of my pictures from our trip. In 2007 I hadn't moved to a digital camera so these are scanned images of the photos I took - and I'm rather pleased how they came out. I think some of these are actually better than the printed versions I have!  

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Our trip started in the organised chaos that is Delhi.  Well, I assume it's organised, but I can't be sure...

RICKSHAWS IN DEHLI

RICKSHAWS IN DEHLI

IN THE COURTYARD OF JAMA MASJID, OLD DEHLI

IN THE COURTYARD OF JAMA MASJID, OLD DEHLI

THE DEHLI MEMORIAL OR INDIA GATE DESIGNED BY SIR EDWARD LUTYENS

THE DEHLI MEMORIAL OR INDIA GATE DESIGNED BY SIR EDWARD LUTYENS

THE LAHORE GATE, ENTRANCE TO THE RED FORT IN DEHLI

THE LAHORE GATE, ENTRANCE TO THE RED FORT IN DEHLI

In Jaipur our tour guide took us to a vantage place opposite the pink sandstone Hawa Mahal - or Palace of the Winds - so we could get the best picture, it's just a shame I cut the top off! At least with digital photography we can now check we've captured what we intended too.

JAIPUR'S MOST DISTINCTIVE LANDMARK, THE FAIRY-TALE PINK-SANDSTONE HAWA MAHAL

JAIPUR'S MOST DISTINCTIVE LANDMARK, THE FAIRY-TALE PINK-SANDSTONE HAWA MAHAL

Nonetheless, top cut off or not it's pretty amazing isn't it? It's essentially a high screen wall, built so women of the Royal household could observe street festivities while remaining hidden from the outside.

It's not only the sights that are colourful, there's also the trucks! Yes these are heavily decorated and here's just a couple that made us smile as we sat in horrendous traffic on our coach tour one day.

HORN PLEASE!  AHEM...

HORN PLEASE!  AHEM...

In Agra we left early for our visit to the Taj Mahal to get a head start on the crowds. But it wasn't long before there was colour and noise there too against the white marble mausoleum. It is truly an amazing and awe-inspiring special place, and I'll always remember our first glimpse of this fabulous place.

THE CLASSIC VIEW OF THE TAJ MAHAL

THE CLASSIC VIEW OF THE TAJ MAHAL

DETAILED MOSAICS ON THE TAJ MAHAL

DETAILED MOSAICS ON THE TAJ MAHAL

These are just a few of the highlights of our trip which also included seeing tigers in Ranthambore. India was an unusual choice for a honeymoon destination - so people told us - but it was one I wouldn't have missed.  I'm interested to know where you went for your honeymoon, or where your dream honeymoon destination is?

 

 Disclosure: this is a collaborative post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.