This October, Indian government did a great job of making the Indian travel stories come alive on the India Gate lawns.
Have a look at some of the pictures and videos in this article. The idea is to not just share Indian travel destinations but to present India by way of its music, food , dance and yes, colors.
We love dancing. Dancing is into our DNA. At the drop of a hat, we would love to dance even though we have two left feet.
India has 28 states, and each state has a unique music tradition of its own. Look at these singers from Rajasthan- one of the most colorful states of India.
There are two main instruments being played here- Phad or Fad and Dholak.
Now, have a look at these lady dancers from Rajasthan who are dancing with pitchers on their heads!
And now, ladies and gentlemen, have a look at these handsome men from another part of India displaying their dance skills.
These dancers from the southern part of India.
Now let us catch a few glimpses of some dances from up north.
The man is saying to the young woman that he won’t drink water unless he finally marries her! These artistes are from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
There is another picture of these artistes.
I like their colourful parasols.
You may also read about a popular dance form called Kathak here…http://www.ahauntedtravel.com/krishnas-celestial-dance-maha-raas/
India Travel Stories and food
No Indian travel story is complete without food. A few states like Kerala, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh had put up their stalls on this occasion.
Another name of this ‘bed’ is cot. People in small villages and towns across India sit on these cots and talk, eat, and generally have fun. The strands of a khatiya are made of jute.
But we digress…we should be talking about food in this section.
No one can have just one laddoo. Made of corn/maize powder, a laddoo is easy to make and is yummy to eat. Many Hindus offer laddoos to gods as offerings.
Kachoris are my favorite snack. These ones are deep fried and sinful to eat….Costing INR 50, these surely were quite costly for me ))
Ok, ok, I am not a food photographer, but I am sure this Rabri will make you say slurp slurp.
Samosas are the most popular street food in the whole of North India. Many years ago, I used to have 2 samosas daily!
This Rajasthani man is one Mr. Gupta and he was selling his street food there. When I requested him for his photograph, he readily agreed and gave his best shot. Look at his turban.
This stall was selling juice from raw mangoes. Juice from raw mango helps people cope with heat in the summers.
I clicked several pictures yesterday and now I find difficult to select the best out of them.
Some more pics follow;
A perfect background for taking selfies.
These two words mean A Festival of Travel.
Bihu is a dance form from Assam. Do you want to know more about it? Click here> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bihu_dance
That’s it folks!
I hope you liked this post on Indian Travel Stories.