After leaving the Qutub Minar, it was time to go shopping for our sari fabric. We picked up Goli, her parents, Sierra and Meike and went to the shops. There were several stories of more fabrics than you’ve ever seen. It’s almost overwhelming! But the colors are amazing.
We all managed to find a sari (and Maggie found two), but let me tell you – it was not easy. There were 4 stories of fabric upon fabric and how on earth is a person supposed to narrow that down to one sari? It took a lot of comparing and debating, but I finally found one that I really loved. It was purple with a red draping. After we’d all made our decisions, we squeezed into a cab and headed to another shop that sold the skirts you wear under your saris. So much color.
I have to say, this is one of the hardest countries I’ve ever traveled to, but it’s also one of the most beautiful. The people, the colors, the food, just everything. I loved all the people selling things from carts. They really know how to load it up!
With our treasures in hand, it was time to make our way back to the hotel and get ready for the first wedding ceremony. I was super excited for this. I had heard so much about them, but I had never been. It did not disappoint!
I don’t know how Nitish and Kamala had time to plan a wedding AND learn all the dances they performed with their friends. It was so well done and entertaining!
I found it very touching when Kamala got up to dance with Nitish’s mom. It was so beautiful!
Then there was a professional dancer that entertained us while the girls got henna done. Maggie ended up going back for more than what you see here. I think she got a bit too addicted.
This was such a fun experience and I really enjoyed getting to be a part of it. Only four more ceremonies to go!