wooden houses painted in bright colors - almora (india)

The old wooden houses in Almora are painted in bright colors (India)

The busy and colorful Almora Bazar (street market) is along the ridge at the very top of the hill on which Almora is built.­

almora bazar houses market men painted shops stores street walking

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.­