The First Lady was accompanied by her sister, Lee Radziwill, who was then known not only as sister-in-law to the POTUS, but also as princess in her husband’s country of Poland. The two sisters dazzled diplomats and the camel drivers alike in what was to turn out to be a highly fruitful trip for the Kennedy Administration. Accompanied by Cecil W. Stoughton, White House photographer, the trip was captured in beautiful color photos that give us a vivid look into what the trip was like.
Kitty Galbraith, wife of United States Ambassador to India John Kenneth Galbraith, models clothing at right during fashion show at Central Cottage Industries Emporium. Via/ JFK Presidential Library
The First Lady and her sister riding the elephant, Bibia, in the courtyard of the Amber Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Via/ JFK Presidential Library
“First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (center) observes a minute of silence after laying a sheaf of roses on the Samadhi of Mohandas Gandhi, ‘Raj Ghat,’ in Delhi, India.” Via/ JFK Presidential Library
At the Ninth Annual Pakistani National Horse and Cattle Show at Fortress Stadium in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Via/ JFK Presidential Library
“First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill visit with camel driver Bashir Ahmad (left) and his family at the residence of President Mohammad Ayub Khan in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.” Via/ JFK Presidential Library