fruit store with hands of banana hanging - darjeeling (india)

People walking in front of a fruit shop in the Central Bazar market, in Darjeeling (India)

All the shops in Darjeeling have signs indicating their support for Gorkhaland.­

Gorkhaland is a proposed state in India demanded by the people of the Darjeeling hills region.­ For more info, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gorkhaland.

bananas darjeeling fruits gorkhaland market shop store street walking
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.­