jeep-taxis stand - central bazar market - darjeeling (india)

A jeep-taxis stand near the central bazar market in Darjeeling (India)

Public transport to the villages in the Darjeeling area is generally by shared jeep-taxis.­ Buses would be too large for the narrow and steep mountain roads of the region.­

4x4 cars crowd darjeeling jeeps market street taxis
Hill Cart Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­