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

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

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

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

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

Shimla Stairs
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
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.

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

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

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

Cliff Road
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.

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

Dhankar View
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.

Monastery Doors
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.

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

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

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

Rotang Pass
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Prayer Wheel
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sacred Tsongo
High altitude Tsongo Lake, Sikkim, India.

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

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

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

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

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


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