India III: the motherland

Although both my parents lived in Kolkata before moving to the US (& I still have some relatives who currently reside there)-- Agartala is where my family's roots are. It's the tiny, capital city in Tripura, a state in northeastern India. Due to its small size and more relaxed atmosphere, it was a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Kolkata. The house we stayed in was the same house my mother grew up in, although there is a newly built second floor where my cousins, aunt, and uncle live. We were there for a week, and the time was spent hanging out with family, visiting a hundred bagillion temples, and eating tasty foods.

Here are some of my snapshots from the week (more below the break)


  1. It is so cool that you got to go back to see where your family grew up! And hang out with more family! Family time is the best!

  2. Very jealous of these pictures. I wish I had taken them, they're gorgeous.
    I love going back home to Indonesia to see my greater family and experience their lives. I think removing yourself from your normal life and throwing yourself into a seperate one can be fun, especially if you get to experience something completely culturally different! Xx

  3. your pictures are incredible! beautiful depiction of India

  4. I admit India is not one of the destinations in my list but every time I see those posts from you it becomes more and more interesting in my eyes. it's so different from all the countries I've visited so far but isn't that the point? to experience different things and then choose your favourites. keep sharing those snapshots, Mili, I really love them!

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  5. These photos are stunning, I love the colors & especially love the coconut drink photograph! Hope you're having a wonderful day! xo Hannah

    p.s. I am holding a giveaway over on my blog for a $50 gift card to my vintage shop, a flower crown, and a handmade necklace if you feel like stopping by :)

  6. The pictures of the kids and the ladies has to be mt favourite, along with the very last one! You have such amazing skills.
    mortem blonde

  7. Welcome to India! What do you think of the weather! I had never seen Agartala and its good to see the place through your eyes! Have fun!
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  8. These photos are absolutely breathtaking!
    I really enjoyed each and every one!
    Who ever took these photos is very talented.

    Great blog sweety and thanks so much for your kind words!

    xx Tamara Chloé

  9. WOW love these photos, did you take them? I would say they are more then just snap shots. Beautiful.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  10. Thums Up is da bomb. It's like the first thing my brother and I buy when we land in India.
    Love the coconut photo!
    Also, I totally feel you on visiting all the temples :)
    Finally, all these photos are really have quite the eye.

  11. I feel like I say this for every post, but your pictures are incredible! I stared at each one for several seconds taking them all in, all of the details and colors and people and the backgrounds. It's great that you got to see where your family comes from!

  12. Soulful pictures, gorgeous. The colors are enchanting as well. Enjoying your India posts!
    If you'd like to, we can follow each other, perhaps on Bloglovin? Just let me know what you think ^^

    xxx MODEmoiselle on Bloglovin.

  13. Looks like you are having an amazing time! I love the pictures! :)


  14. Argh, I must travel. NOW! *_*
    Haha, these are fantastic photos and I love your style of photography. They're these personal little snippets of what you've seen, and I can put myself in the moment and pretend I'm there <3

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  15. wow impressive pictures, must be such an interesting location.

  16. Wow stunning pics. Every single corner of India is sooo photogenic. You are so lucky. I want to go there so badly :)


  17. the closest i get to this here are the spice shops. there is a little india in kuala lumpur where i grew up, and these photos remind me of that a little - i've never been to india but i always imagine it smells of jasmine and toasted spices..

    steph /


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