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88 Pictures of the Beautiful and Colorful People of India ...

By Neecey

We saw some of the gorgeous sights of India in an earlier article so now it's time to turn the spotlight on the beautiful people of India. I'm not going to give a factual commentary because the diversity of the people of India - the ethnicity, costumes, language, and customs - is so wide, it is somewhat bewildering! Let's just enjoy a photo album of some of the beautiful people of India.

1 Jewelry of Gujarat

Jewelry of GujaratVia Inde - Gujarat - ગુજરાત ...

The people of India are so much associated with colorful costume and piles of jewelry.

2 Market Street

Market StreetVia Mapusa market

Street markets are among the most colorful scenes in India.

3 Bharat Natyam

Bharat NatyamVia 40 Beautiful Photos of India

A classic form of Indian dance.

4 Colorful India

Colorful IndiaVia Colorful India | Very cool ...

If you were ever in doubt that India is a colorful nation.

5 Gadaba Fashion

Gadaba FashionVia Gadaba Fashion © Tom Carter ...

Such an incredible collection of jewelry.

6 Rajasthani Women

Rajasthani WomenVia ذهنت را باز کن

All dressed up to go to the fair (the Pushkar Camel Fair.)

7 Harijan Woman, Vrindava

Harijan Woman, VrindavaThank heaven they no longer call them "Untouchables"

8 A Holy Man of Haridwar at Har-Ki-Pairi

A Holy Man of Haridwar at Har-Ki-PairiVia A Portrait

The holy men of India make such fabulous portrait subjects.

9 Women at Work, Orissa

Women at Work, OrissaVia Orissa : Chatikona #2

I wonder how long it takes to learn to balance huge packages on your head.

10 Indian Bride

Indian BrideVia Indian Bride

Such beauty for her special day.

11 Tea Picker in Darjeeling

Tea Picker in DarjeelingVia Slim Pickins

The tea crop is still picked by hand.

12 A Semi-nomad Woman from Rajasthan

A Semi-nomad Woman from RajasthanVia A semi-nomad woman from Rajasthan, ...

The lines of life are etched on her face.

13 Street Food

Street FoodHappiness is a full belly.

14 Patiala, Punjab

Patiala, PunjabVia little masters copy

Time to herd the goats home.

15 The Patriarchs

The PatriarchsVia All sizes | The Patriarchs ...

Age and wisdom is much revered in society.

16 The Night of Henna

The Night of HennaVia san francisco city hall wedding ...

Decoration with henna is an important pre-wedding ritual.

17 Kalbelia Dance

Kalbelia DanceVia All sizes | eKalbelia | ...

A Kalbelia folk dancer from the Kalbelia tribe. The Kalbelias are known as snake catchers and snake charmers.

18 Jat Woman

Jat WomanVia Asia - India / Jat ...

The Jat are one of the hidden tribes of India.

19 Rajasthani Girl

Rajasthani GirlVia portrait fillette rajasthan

Rajasthan is possibly the most colorful of the Indian states.

20 Cotton Candy Vendor

Cotton Candy VendorVia Cotton candy bicycle in India

In India, cotton candy is known as buddhi k baal which means "old woman's hair"

21 Passengers on a Train

Passengers on a TrainVia Sharing space with the others

Train journeys are one of the truly great experiences of travel in India.

22 Devotee of Vishnu

Devotee of VishnuVia Devote of Vishnu, Pushkar, Rajasthan, ...

Vishnu represents water so is depicted as being blue so devotees follow the custom.

23 Varanasi

VaranasiVaranasi is the spiritual capital of India. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The woman is throwing petals into the sacred River Ganges.

24 The Himalayas


Imagine having this view on your way to work every day.

25 Sādhu

SādhuA sādhu (sādhvī in the female form) is a spiritual person who has renounced the ways of the material world.

26 Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh

Thiksey Monastery, LadakhVia Monk and Mountains

A trainee priest at the Buddhist monastery which is located at an elevation of 10,800 feet in the Himalayas.

27 Woman Drying Her Sari on Konark Beach, Odisha

Woman Drying Her Sari on Konark Beach, OdishaVia wish!

Did you know there was so much fabric in a sari?

28 Lambadi Women

Lambadi WomenVia india - andhra pradesh

The Lambadi people are also known as the Banjara.

29 Woman Carrying Grass from a Market

Woman Carrying Grass from a MarketVia VIVRE ! | nezua: lunacylover: ...

Taking grass home to feed the cattle.

30 Indian Groom

Indian GroomVia ModernRani

The stunning costume of an Indian groom.

31 Woman in Bijapur

Woman in BijapurVia Lambadi

Another wonderful example of traditional dress.

32 Gelugpa Monk

Gelugpa MonkVia gelugpa, bonnet jaune

Gelug is the fourth and most recent of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It was formed in the early 1400s and is the sect to which the Dalai Lama belongs.

33 Hot Bed

Hot BedVia Hot Bed! by Heather Prince

A chili vendor taking a nap.

34 Sukh Deva

Sukh DevaVia Guruji #2. Varanasi, India

Sukh Deva, aka Guruji, is a well known Shaiva sädhu (devotee of Lord Shiva) in Varanasi. You'll find him most often on the ghats by the Ganges surrounded by his disciples,

35 Male Portrait

Male PortraitVia Saddhu

It isn't just women who are the colorful people of India.

36 Women of Bundi

Women of BundiVia Women of Bundi * Rajasthan ...

There's always time to for a good old natter.

37 Young Bonda Woman

Young Bonda WomanVia india - orissa

The Bonda people live in the isolated hill regions of southwestern Odisha

38 A Guard of the Golden Temple of Amritsar

A Guard of the Golden Temple of AmritsarVia Guard, with the most amazing, ...

100,000 people visit the Sikh holy shrine at Amritsar every day.

39 Man Attending the Festivities at Ladakh

Man Attending the Festivities at LadakhVia All sizes | portrait of ...

Loving that the men wear flowers.

40 Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in BlueSuch sumptuous colors.

41 Varanasi Baba

Varanasi BabaVia Varanasi Baba

Baba is an Urdu word which means an old man, or used by some people for dad or grandfather.

42 The SĀDHU and the Taj

The SĀDHU and the TajSo serene and a beautiful setting with the Taj Mahal in the background.

43 Dust Storm, Rajasthan

Dust Storm, RajasthanVia Sentinels of the Earth

Huddle together to shelter from the dust. Those saris come in handy to protect the eyes.

44 Woman in Pushkar

Woman in PushkarVia Ip_india_03

Radiant in red.

45 Jeweled Bride

Jeweled BrideVia Forever Young & Weird.

All brides are beautiful but Indian brides are totally

46 The Water Bearers

The Water BearersVia The Water Bearers

It's the women who walk to the well each day to fetch water.

47 Varanasi Bath Time

Varanasi Bath TimeWashing in the sacred river.

48 Taj Mahal

Taj MahalVia Panoramio - Photo of TAJ ...

The hot fiery saris are such a contrast to the cool marble.

49 Male Portrait

Male PortraitVia Indian Dancer

Oh my - isn't he handsome? And his skin is gorgeous.

50 A Dancer at the Attachamayam in Kerala

A Dancer at the Attachamayam in KeralaVia A Face in the Crowd ...

The Onan is the state festival of Kerala.

51 Jaipur Playtime

Jaipur PlaytimeVia Steve McCurry's Blog

There's always time for play even when tending the goats.

52 A Study in Grey

A Study in GreyVia

This Rajasthani man is hypnotic - don't you think?

53 Namaste

NamasteVia India: State, Gender, Community The ...

Namaste is a universal greeting.

54 A Room with a View

A Room with a ViewI wonder what she's thinking about?

55 Rajasthan Street Scene

Rajasthan Street SceneVia Rajasthan

Indians are enterprising people - they'll make use of all transport options.

56 Durga Puja

Durga PujaVia durga puja.....

Durga Puja is an annual 5-day Hindu Festival Celebrated in South Asia

57 Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai

Chowpatty Beach, MumbaiVia It's Mumbai, Yaar!

Everyone is happy to spend a day on the beach.

58 Sikh Man

Sikh ManVia 30 Meters of Turban – ...

Can you believe this turban contains 30 meters of cloth? Astounding!

59 Indian Saris

Indian SarisVia All sizes | Jodhpur saris, ...

I often wonder if women try to outdo each other in the boldness of their colors and patterns. With so much gorgeousness who do you stand out?

60 Varanasi Fabric Seller

Varanasi Fabric SellerVia Souls of my Shoes

He looks kinda drab next to the jewel-colored fabrics.

61 Paradox of Color

Paradox of ColorVia Untitled

There is no such things as clashing colors in India.

62 Sweeping the Steps

Sweeping the StepsVia Sweeping the steps - 42-25269326 ...

Simple tasks, easily done.

63 Holi

HoliVia Nandgaon Holi Festival, India

As if there wasn't enough color, India has a Festival of Colors.

64 Indian Beauty

Indian BeautyBreathtaking!

65 Life in a Monastery

Life in a MonasteryThe next generation of Buddhist monks.

66 A Tower of Pots

A Tower of PotsVia India

Seriously? But, seriously! How?

67 Rabari Girls

Rabari GirlsVia Tiziana & Gianni Baldizzone Photographes ...

They must feel weighed down by all those beads.

68 Sand Dunes, the Desert of Rajasthan

Sand Dunes, the Desert of RajasthanVia History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, ...

Even in muted colors, the people of India are an arresting sight.

69 Having a Paddle

Having a PaddleVia "The aim of life is ...

Letting their hair down! There's just something so joyful about this.

70 Fiery Colors

Fiery ColorsVia Sari Worker: Photo by Photographer ...

The colors are as spicy as the food.

71 Making Dinner

Making DinnerVia

No microwaves or bread makers here.

72 Wash Day in Udaipur

Wash Day in UdaipurVia wash day - Udaipur, India

And no top loaders here.

73 Rainy Day

Rainy DayVia I Know You Can Cover ...

This is so cute.

74 Salaam

SalaamVia ~ beauty...

A gesture of respect.

75 Rabari Women in Ajabarth

Rabari Women in AjabarthVia BEFORE THEY -

I wonder how long it takes to be fully decked out like this.

76 Children of Hyderabad

Children of HyderabadVia SOME WILD THING

The smile of a child is a precious thing.

77 Camel Sellers

Camel SellersVia Desert Dreamer

Time for a tea break.

78 Offering

OfferingVia (via touba) - mud puddle ...

Jain statues are often huge.

79 Catch of the Day

Catch of the DayVia India, Orissa State, Puri, shark ...

The family will eat well for the next few days.

80 Kutia Kondh Tribal Woman in a Small Orissa Village

Kutia Kondh Tribal Woman in a Small Orissa VillageVia Travel Photography Portfolio -

Few tribes practice facial tattoos these days.

81 Rajasthani Folk Singer

Rajasthani Folk SingerVia Rajasthani Folk Musician

His instrument is a ravanhatta.

82 Rabari Man

Rabari ManVia BEFORE THEY -

He looks so fierce.

83 Procession of Color

Procession of ColorVia Choosing My Next Travel Destination... ...

What a glorious scene.

84 Contrast

ContrastVia We're So Obsessed With Mila ...

Just a tiny dot of blue makes all the difference.

85 Indian Train

Indian TrainVia Importance of Elsewhere

When there's no room inside fear ye not, there's plenty of room up top.

86 An Indian Mother and Child

An Indian Mother and ChildVia Baby Earrings - A mother ...

Is there anything so wondrous as a mother and her child?

87 Family Travel

Family TravelVia daarjeling2

What happens when a second child arrives?

88 Indian Gypsy Girl, Jaisalmer

Indian Gypsy Girl, JaisalmerVia Desert Dreamer

Spread a smile of joy.

The portraits of India and its people are bound to bring a smile to your face. Did they?

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