Be it the various shades of bangles or the intense decorative work on a pagdi or ghagra or the various hues of Indian festivals, colours are, indeed, synonymous to India and every Indian’s daily life.
Colours are what make us closer. It tells everyone where we come from. From the beautiful valley of flowers up in Uttrakhand, the French flavoured Pondicherry to the colourful peaceful temples of Madurai, there are colours at every step of this country. Check out some of the colourful places of India, which are accessible and pleasant all year long.
The folklore of naming the city, pink city, came to life when the Maharaja in 1876 painted the entire city pink. He did this to welcome Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria. The queen and prince came and left but the name has been retained by Jaipur. The city is synonymous to hospitality. The exuberant & warmth of the people makes it a must visit place. Source: flickr.com
Jodhpur is better known as the ‘blue city’ because of the beautiful blue houses that surround the Mehergarh fort. The tradition picked up after the upper caste Brahmins begin to paint their houses with blue colour to differentiate themselves from the others. Soon the entire city turned blue which making it a beautiful place to be in. Source: amazingpics.net
If you were to visit Kutch in Gujarat and Google about it, you will see that it is no more than a white desert. But the place seems to come alive whenever the Rann Utsav festival happens. The white sand sparkle under the moonlight and the barren land comes to life with colourful handicrafts all over the place. Source: gustaspandjeroo.wordpress.com
The largest metropolis of Tamil Nadu, the home to second largest beach of the world and home of Chennai Super Kings – the ‘Whistle Podu’ city of Chennai shows colours in every aspect their life. The people and every aspect of the city is lively and energetic. Source: blacktomato.com
Down south, Madurai is one such city which is known for its beautiful temples. If you have been there you would know that, calling the temple beautiful is underrating the colours of the place. The famous Meenakshi Amman Temple of Madurai emits spirituality in its surroundings and vivid colours in its architecture. Source: maduraitravelclub.com
Situated in the heart of Uttar Pradesh and on the banks of river Ganges, Varanasi is one of the most beautiful cities of northern India. Dominantly known for its never ending ghats, the evening ‘aarti’ is what makes the place so lively. The boisterous performances by the pundits at the ghat, where they worship lord Shiva is one such spectacle one shall never miss. Source: yellowkorner.com
Poets would fall short of words if they were asked to describe this French colonial city of Pondicherry. The calm and vacant streets and scenic lanes overlooking the Bay of Bengal take the meaning of peaceful to an entirely different tangent. Source thrillophilia.com
India is known for its festivals, the vivid colours of it. And the country also sees the festival of colours – Holi! But in the entire country, Vrindavan is one such place which is famous for its bewitching celebration of colours. The place is believed to be the birth place of Lord Krishna. Source: desicraftshop.com
Kaas plateau is one of the most beautiful places in the peninsular region of the country. The entire area in Satara is home to more than 850 dissimilar species of flowers. UNESCO announced the region as World Heritage Biodiversity Site. Source: mumbaihikers.org
10. Flower Valley of Uttrakhand
The valley of flowers is a national park in Uttrakhand. Words do fail to convey the beauty of the place. The decked up endless rows of flowers splash a vibrant colour, which is beyond words. Source: mouthshut.com
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