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Travelling to Northern India, arriving in Amritsar, (Punjab), (India) via Singapore... then travelling 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
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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.




Himachal Pradesh Route
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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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Cafe 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 Tibetan 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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Cheering Indian fans, at the evening India/Pakistan border ceremonies, Wagah, Punjab, India.






Golden Temple
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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;

Indian photos





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