Travel Map and Photographs
15.08.2019 - 25.09.2019 20 °C
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Travelled to Northern India, arriving in Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) via Singapore... then travelled to/through Amritsar, (Punjab), Chandigarh, (Plains), Shimla, Sainj, Sarahan, Rakchham, Pooh, Nako, Dhankar, Kaza, Tabo, Pooh, Kalpa, Theog, Shimla, Manali, Darcha, (Himachal Pradesh), Leh, (Ladakh), Chandigarh, (Plains), Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) and back home via Singapore...
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North Clock Tower Facade
The colourful Clock Tower under refurbishment on the north entrance to the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
The old English hill-town has multi-levels built into the side of the hill, these levels are connected by a warren of narrow stair-ways, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Victorian architecture surrounding the famous pedestrian-only Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
The Hills are Alive
Rampant and rapacious development in the surrounding hills, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Carved portal in the significant, maternal, 800 year old, Bhimakali Temple, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.
The mystical mountain gate-way to the Kinnaur region, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.
The small picturesque town of nomadic villagers in the Sangla Valley, Rakchham, Himachal Pradesh, India.
The notorious, but exciting to ride 'Cliff Road', one of the most dangerous in the region, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Village of Pooh
This small Tibetan mountain village sits above the Sutlej river in the Sutlej valley, Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Ornately carved door of the local Shaman, in the last Tibetean town of the Kinnaur Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.
The convergence of the Pin and Spiti Rivers at the base of the small 3894m Tibetan town, with a 1000 year old Gompa perched above, Dhankar, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Golden Prayer Wheels
Prayer wheels at the the Tabo Buddhist Monastery, considered the second most important... in the World, Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India.
High Mountain Riding
Riding through the dramatic high mountain roads in the Spiti Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Spiti River Road
The treacherous NH505 carved out of rock along the Spiti River, between Nako and Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Ornate temple doors at the entrance of the small monastery in the centre of the village, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Kinnaur Kailash View
Stunning views of the Kinnaur Kailash mountains during the warmer months, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Punjabi Dhaba at the local bus station, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Local temple in the clan and alternative lifestyle town, Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Local and popular ski village during the warmer months, Solang, Himachal Pradesh, India.
View from the road after the monsoon season, Rotang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Breakfast at Sarchu
Trucks stop for breakfast at first light, in the small frozen, 4290m tent village, on the 'Manali to Leh' road, Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Taglang La Pass
At 5860m, India's second highest Indian road pass, on the 'Manali to Leh' road, Taglang La Pass, Ladakh, India.
Shops in the Old Town, at the base of the Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.
View of the town of Leh from the impressive and omnipresent Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.
Palace Shrine Buddha founded by the King Deldan Namgyal in the 15th century, Shey, Ladakh, India.
The spectacular 15th century Buddhist Gompa, Thiksey, Ladakh, India.
The picturesque rural Tibetan village of Phyang also houses a reknowned Gompa, Phyang, Ladakh, India.
Prayer wheel at the gates to the famous Likir Monastery, Likir, Ladakh, India.
Indian Coffee House
Branch of the famous 'Coffee Worker's Co-op', Indian Coffee House, established in the 1930's, Chandigargh, Plains, India.
A friendly local riding his shiny black 'Royal Enfield' on the uncongested 'Le Corbusier' streets, Chandigargh, Plains, India.
Indian fans cheering at the evening India/Pakistan border ceremonies, Wagah, Punjab, India.
The spectacular Golden Temple complex, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Other travels to India include;
North India 2004 - Traveling through mountainous Himachal Pradesh.
Sikkim 2001 - Traveling into the mountains of West Bengal and Sikkim.
West India 1999 - Traveling up the west coast of India and Rajasthan.
Subcontinent Adventures 1990 - Traveling through Nepal and India.
Other Indian photos from my travels;