Colors of Gujarat

By Mridula Dwivedi January 20, 2014 33 Comments , , ,

I saw some eye catching colors in Kutch, Gujarat. The first frame that made my eyes pop out was at Narayan Sarovar which is quite close to Lakhpat. These colorful jalis were part of the complex of the temple at the Narayan Sarovar. It made me conscious that I should try and capture the colors of Gujarat.

Jalis at Narayan Sarovar, Kutch, Gujarat
Jalis at Narayan Sarovar, Kutch, Gujarat

The sarovar in itself is in urgent need of cleaning up. I would say if you are not too particular about its religious significance you could give it a miss altogether. But then it is quite close to Lakhpat. so you might as well do it!

Colorful Temple Ceiling at Narayan Sarovar, Kutch, Gujarat
Colorful Temple Ceiling at Narayan Sarovar, Kutch, Gujarat

Then there was this colorful ceiling at the temple complex at Narayan Sarovar. There are three such colorful displays inside the temple, all equally eye catching.

Colorful Wheels, Ahmedabad Railway Station, Gujarat
Colorful Wheels, Ahmedabad Railway Station, Gujarat

Whoever must be using these carts must be doing heavy work. And yet there was such a display of colors on the wheel. They were stacked up right at the Ahmedabad Railway Station. This one is a cell phone picture.

Colorful Kutch Embroidery
Colorful Kutch Embroidery

I am not a big shopper generally but I did go berserk at Kutch. The clothes were so colorful that I had to buy a lot of stuff! Their shawls, dress material, handbags and a lot more.

Musicians at Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Musicians at Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Finally there is the Rann of Kutch, all white as far as the eyes could see. The Rann Utsav of Gujarat Tourism was in full swing. There us a paved road leading to the Rann. At the end of it there were these musicians in their colorful head gears and shawls. It was quite an experience to enjoy the Rann along with their music.

So which is your favorite color out of these?

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33 thoughts on “Colors of Gujarat”

  1. One and four. It’s beautiful. I am rarely interested in clothes but that picture of the embroidery makes me want to have one for myself.

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