People panning for (probably) placer gold in the gravel of the Teesta river bank (India)
If you have more information about the presence of placer gold (or other valuable minerals) in the sands of the Teesta river, please post a Comment!
For more info about gold panning, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_panning.
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.