Her hands had the sweet fragrance of freshly applied Mehndi, her lips seemed to exude calculated smile but her eyes were certainly nervous!!
While mostly she kept looking down (as the bride to be is expected to do) randomly she greeted all and was trying to enjoy the Mehndi and Sangeet celebration kept in honor of her wedding. In India, wedding is not just a day affair, it has prologue, the ceremony, the finale and after effects too. The celebration, traditions and the nitty – gritty vary depending on the community one belongs to and also the part of country one stays in. So, this one was scheduled to happen in Agra, UP. Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. However, let me get back to the story.
I approached her and wished hearty congratulations; after all her big day was approaching!! Wedding is a life changing event!! Everything dons a new attire – your status, responsibilities and relationships to name a few. But most importantly the feeling of uniting with your love for the rest of your life is what makes the occasion eternal.
“Surely the God lives here, this is no place for men” so said Rudyard Kipling for this insanely beautiful region. And you are bound to feel the same once you land here.
This picture gives you a feel of some fictional movie location like Hogwarts in Harry Potter series. Isn’t it magical and resplendent? This is just a glimpse of the land of the Lamas
Lets Travel Together to the fascinating Spiti Valley
#Tour Spiti 🙂
Gorgeous mountains, flawless cold desert valley, captivating culture, contagious love and warmth, beauty exuding from every quarter… Welcome to Spiti….a treat for soul.
The long lasting Aroma of Kashmiri Chai – ‘The Pink Tea’
It’s almost 7 in the morning, you still struggling to believe it’s the time to wake-up as you won’t give anything for the cozy warmth of the blanket on chilly winter morning in Kashmir.
A mother taking her kids to school on a boat. This is a usual sight in Srinagar, Kashmir. The houses are built on the Lake, popularly known as Houseboats. The boat is the most common medium of transport. Kashmir is one of the most revered tourist destinations in India.
You take a quick peek at the window & it’s snowing, the whole porch is covered with fresh & soft snow. Here enters the ‘Noon Chai’, the aroma of the piping hot tea gives a good reason to leave the blanket, enjoying your cuppa right besides the window witnessing snowfall is a heavenly treat & makes a perfect morning!!! Continue reading
Categories: culture, Discovery, Food, Inspiration, Travel
Tags: Family, Houseboat, India, Inspiration, kashmiri tea, pink tea, srinagar