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23 Captivating Color Photos Of Jackie Kennedy's Trip To India

In March 1962, the First Lady took a dazzling goodwill tour of India.

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Backstory: First Lady Jackie Kennedy, at the urging of the U.S. Ambassador to India, John Kenneth Galbraith, embarked on a goodwill tour of India to help improve relations between the two nations. Stops on her trip included New Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Benares (with a boat ride on the Ganges River), Udaipur, and Jaipur.



Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

Observing a minute of silence after laying a sheaf of roses on the Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.


Information via: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum