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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...






North Clock Tower Facade
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The colourful Clock Tower under refurbishment on the north entrance to the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.






Sikh Devotees
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Walking around the famous Golden Temple lake, Amritsar, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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Finding your inner calm inside the impressive Sikh Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Alley Maze
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Exploring the lively maze of alleys that run through the old town, Amritsar, Punjab, India.





Aqua Alcove
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A rare quiet corner in the busy alleys of the old town, Amritsar, Punjab, India.






Shimla Stairs
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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.






Shimla Mall
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Victorian architecture surrounding the famous pedestrian-only Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.





The Hills are Alive
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Rampant and rapacious development in the surrounding hills, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Bhimakali Temple
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Carved portal in the significant, maternal, 800 year old, Bhimakali Temple, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Mystic Mountains
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The mystical mountain gate-way to the Kinnaur region, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Harbinger of a Landslide
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Landslide is an ever-present risk while traveling through the Himalaya, this one on the NH5 taking many hours to clear, Bhabhangar, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Rakchham Village
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The small picturesque town of nomadic villagers in the Sangla Valley, Rakchham, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Cliff Road
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The notorious, but exciting to ride 'Cliff Road', one of the most dangerous in the region, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Village of Pooh
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This small Tibetan mountain village sits above the Sutlej river in the Sutlej valley, Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Shaman Door
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Ornately carved door of the local Shaman, in the last Tibetean town of the Kinnaur Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Dhankar View
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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
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Prayer wheels at the the Tabo Buddhist Monastery, considered the second most important... in the World, Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India.




High Mountain Riding
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Riding through the dramatic high mountain roads in the Spiti Valley, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Spiti River Road
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The treacherous NH505 carved out of rock along the Spiti River, between Nako and Pooh, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Monastery Doors
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Ornate temple doors at the entrance of the small monastery in the centre of the village, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.




Kinnaur Kailash View
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Stunning views of the Kinnaur Kailash mountains during the warmer months, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Anshu Dhaba
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Punjabi Dhaba at the local bus station, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Vashisht Temple
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Local temple in the clan and alternative lifestyle town, Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Ski Village
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Local and popular ski village during the warmer months, Solang, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Rotang Pass
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View from the road after the monsoon season, Rotang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India.






Breakfast at Sarchu
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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
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At 5860m, India's second highest Indian road pass, on the 'Manali to Leh' road, Taglang La Pass, Ladakh, India.






Old Town
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Shops in the Old Town, at the base of the Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.






Kings View
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View of the town of Leh from the impressive and omnipresent Palace, Leh, Ladakh, India.






Shey Buddha
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Palace Shrine Buddha founded by the King Deldan Namgyal in the 15th century, Shey, Ladakh, India.






Thiksey Monastery
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The spectacular 15th century Buddhist Gompa, Thiksey, Ladakh, India.






Phyang Village
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The picturesque rural village of Phyang also houses a reknowned Gompa, Phyang, Ladakh, India.






Prayer Wheel
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Prayer wheel at the gates to the famous Likir Monastery, Likir, Ladakh, India.







Indian Coffee House
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Branch of the famous 'Coffee Worker's Co-op', Indian Coffee House, established in the 1930's, Chandigargh, Plains, India.





Corbusier's Chandigarh
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A friendly local riding his shiny black 'Royal Enfield' on the uncongested 'Le Corbusier' streets, Chandigargh, Plains, India.






Border Celebrations
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Indian fans cheering at the evening India/Pakistan border ceremonies, Wagah, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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Panorama of the spectacular Golden Temple complex, Amritsar, Punjab, India.







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North India

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Northern India/Sri Lanka... arrived New Delhi (India) then travelled to/through Chandigarth, Shimla, Kalpa, Songla, Rampur, Kullu, Naggar, Manali, Mandi, McLeod Ganj, Bhagsunath, (Himachal Pradesh), New Delhi (India) and back home via Sri Lanka...





Shimla Views
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Picturesque mountain views from the beautiful English hill-retreat, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Spectators
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Women watching the 'Baisakhi Festival' (end of winter 'death' and beginning of summer 'life') from the roof tops around the willage square on a cold spring afternoon in the small Kinnaur mountain willage, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Kinnaur Kailash
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The imposing Kinnaur Kailash towering over a small mountain village, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Sangla Skyline
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The small, isolated and remote Kinnaur village, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Naggar Views
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View across the picturesque Kullu Valley from the spooky Naggar Castle, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India.





River of Rubbish
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Rubbish "embedded" along a mountain stream, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Bhagsu 'Sardu'
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Met this Bhagsu 'Sardu' character on the walk back from Bhagsu waterfall just past the small Shiva temple, Bhagsunath, Himachal Pradesh, India.







Bustling Streets
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On the lively streets in the home of the Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Buddhist Devotee
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Buddhist Devotee in the courtyard between the Namgyal Monastery and Tsuglagkhang for one of the Dalai Lama's readings, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India.






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Sikkim

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Sikkim/India/Sabah... arrived Kolkata (West Bengal), (India), via Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia), and Bandar Seri Begawan, (Brunei) then travelled to/through Shiliguri, Darjeeling, (West Bengal), Legship, Pelling, Gantok, Rumtek, Gangtok (Sikkim), Kalimpong, Lava, Kaffer, Lava, Kalimpong, Bagdogra, Kolkata, (West Bengal), (India)... and back home via Kota Kinabalu, (Sabah) (Malaysia), and Bandar Seri Begawan, (Brunei)...





Tea Plantation
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One of the many Tea Plantations that 'reputedly' produce some of the finest tea... in the World, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.





Mountain Meditation
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Monk meditates on the side of a mountain outside the Sangachoeling Gompa, overlooking the villages of Pelling, Gezing and Legship, Sikkim.





Lall Mall
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The backside of the bustling market and transport hub of the Lall Mall, Gangtok, Sikkim.





Lucky Day
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A man, down on his lucky, savours a tasty snack at the markets, Gangtok, Sikkim.





Sacred Tsongo
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High altitude Tsongo Lake, Sikkim, India.





Rumtek Monastery
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Controversial 'Rumtek Tibetan Buddhist monastery', built in the 16th century, Sikkim, India.





Phodong Gompa
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Brightly coloured umbrella's and monk at the Phodong Gompa, Phodong, Sikkim, India.





Kanchenjunga Views
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View to Darjeeling and Kanchenjunga Range from the Deolo View point, Kalimpong, West Bengal, India.





Lava Street Scene
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Busy main street in the small mountain village, Lava, West Bengal, India.





Curd Corner
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The famous Curd Corner, Sudder St, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.






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