Jaipur: “I’m in heaven,” Hollywood actress Eva Longoria has exclaimed in reference to her India trip! Right from relishing Indian cuisines, exploring the wildlife of India to falling in love with the historical side of the nation, the “Desperate Housewives” star is smitten by the country’s culture and beauty.
Longoria, who is here to celebrate her recent engagement to television professional Jose Antonio Baston, started her trip with Delhi, went to Agra and then to Rajasthan, where she visited Ranthambore and Jaipur — thereby, completing the golden triangle of the country’s tourism map.
In Jaipur, the actress enjoyed the flavours of south India by savouring idli, dosa and uttapam.
“I can’t stop eating! #IndianBreakfast,” she tweeted with an image.
During her sojourn in the Pink City — a frequented spot for foreign visitors — Longoria explored the Hawa Mahal. She called it “beautiful”.
Well, it’s not only the food and ancient buildings that caught Longoria’s fancy. She also found a friend in an Indian elephant, and also had goosebumps after seeing an Indian tiger at the Ranthambore National Park.
“My new friend! #India #Elephants. I want to take him home with me! #India #Reserve,” she tweeted.
In another post she shared: “Yep. That’s a tiger. Right in front of us just chillin’ #India #RanthambhoreTigerReserve.”
In the photographs, Longoria can be seen sans make-up, and she seems well covered in a black jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and black buckled ankle boots to beat the winter chill.
In a string of tweets, she shared: “I found more ‘Mother’s Recipe’ tea! I love it! #TasteLikeAHottyToddy #India #FightingTheCold”; and in another message, she wrote: “Bonfire in India with my California Cabernet! I’m in heaven! #India #WineOClock”.
The couple is celebrating their union, so how can they not go to the symbol of love — Taj Mahal. The duo also visited the iconic monument of love in Agra and posed for some mushy images earlier this week.
Longoria, who got engaged last week in Dubai, announced her arrival in India via Twitter.
She even posted images from her visit to Harmony House India, an NGO which takes care of the basic needs of under-privileged children, and wrote: “Thank you Harmony House for letting us visit! You’re doing amazing things.”
According to reports, Longoria will be in India till Christmas.