Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tibet Road

 The old Hindustan -Tibet road , which I traaversed last month, was built in the 19th century. It is built on the ancient silk route from China. It also featured in the History Channel's 'Deadliest Roads of the World' series. Although it seems sccary, the scenery all round makes you forget the danger.
I did a ten kilometer walk  much further on this road, from a ssmall Himalayan hamlet called Rakcham to the Buddhist village Chitkul, which is at the border of India and Tibet.
These are some of the mountain flowers on the wayside. The photo below of the Himalayan peaks is taken on the way to Tibet , which lies beyond.
Thanking MrsNesbitt and Roger, I am joining

Monday, May 26, 2014

Konkan Beauty

These wayside flowers along the sea coast in Kokan attract butterflies in hoards. Since I am still without a computer, I could not find out their botanical name.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Along the River Baspa

The snow capped Himalayan ranges were so grand ! The ice cold rapids of the river , and the friendly inhabitants of Kinnaur made our holiday a truly memorable one.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Monkey Brush

Came back home after a lovely holiday at the seasidde in the Konkan coast , and another holiday in the cold heights of the Greater Himalayas, only to find my computer irrevocably kaput: Ne computer costs a lot!!
I'll post more pictures when I get a new one - hopefully quite soon.