India: C&C Living

To continue on our journey through India,
the lovely Aimee from Chic & Cheap Living is here.

And her pictures are killing me.

(By the way, if you aren't a regular at her blog... I would recommend it!)

So I asked Aimee the big question:

What is the biggest surprise waiting for me in India?

And this is what she had to say...


Thanks Lauren for having me on your blog while you're away!  I'm an avid traveler and got to experience quite a few cities in India with a close friend a few years ago.

India's biggest surprise for me is its vast diversity.  
Before visiting India, I had a vision of India garnered from movies, magazines, and marketing material (Incredible India!) 
 But India is more than the bright colors and catchy music of Bollywood, 
it is a subcontinent containing a vast range of different landscapes, cultures, and people.

I attended a wedding in Goa 
which is a relaxed, sleepy beach town with Portugese influences 
(also seen in its religion and certain foods).

But I also marveled at the stunning, jewel tones and camels seen so frequently in Jaipur.  
The elephants, camels, and snakes (charmed of course) were also inhabitants of this area.  
The art and artistry in Jaipur was delicate, detailed, and stunning reminiscent of its illustrious past.

Varanasi and Sarnath are such humble, religious centers for Hindis and Buddhists, respectively.  
The serenity was apparent at the Banares Ghats in Varanasi any time you visited.

Delhi is a city of such history and heritage.  Whether you explore military sites 
such as Agra Fort or explore the relics of Humayun's tomb, 
you will see architecture that pays homage to powerful people and eras.

India truly is incredible and its different cities will offer every type of traveler a different perspective.  Have a great trip Lauren and I hope that you experience the India that youa re looking for!


  1. our good friends went to India last year & I have been marveling in their photos ever since!
    Lilac and Grey

  2. It truly looks stunning. How cool is that elephant? xo

  3. Thanks for having me darling and hope you're having an amazing trip!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  4. incredibly beautiful pics!
    Hope you are having the time of your life Lauren, cant wait to hear everything about it, I googled the hotel/villa and looks amazing!!

  5. Yay I'm soo excited to see these pix! I had images in my head when you said you were going to India but I couldn't even picture how gorgeous it truly is. Glad you had a great time!

    And Lauren, hope you're having a great time! I also googled where you're staying and it looks ridiculous!!!


  6. Love Aimee!! What incredibly beautiful photos and wonderful descriptions!! You must be getting so excited!

  7. These are just dreamy and so exotic. I love them!

    Art by Karena

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  8. these images are amazing. again, just adding to my wanderlust!

  9. These photos are breathtakingly gorgeous. It is my dream to visit India one day. My dad's family is from Jaipur...

  10. Increidble! So exotic and a country I hope to visit one day, I am fascinated by the history India is steeped in and these amazing pictures just took me away. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I just love seeing it from other perspectives! Further proof on why I need to go back

  12. These photos are amazing! All these posts are making me want to go to India now!

  13. Great shots Aimee. Looks like you really had a great time in India ... (I know these are from the previous trip!)

    ♡ from ©

  14. what a journey! india is so beautiful. i dream of heading there in the future.

    ps the painted elephant is my favorite!

  15. That picture of the elephant - I die. What a gorgeous place. India is now on my places to visit list.

    Hope you're enjoying your time with Tyler in India, Lauren!

  16. Amazing pictures! The details are beyond gorgeous.

    Heel in Mint


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