mountain road on top of vertical cliff (india)

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mountain road on top of vertical cliff (india)

The mountain road along the rugged Dhauliganga Valley is not for the faint of heart.­ The road is carved off vertical cliffs, like on this photo.­

The little blue dot is one of the motorcyclists who were riding with me on that day.­

The slippery road is very narrow and literally along a vertical cliff, with of course no guard rails, and occasional rocks falling from above.­

You can see how high this cliff is on this other photo.

This is upstream from Joshimath, in the valley of one of the headstreams of the Ganges river.­

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April 20, 2013
Nanda Devi National Park, Unnamed Road, Raini Chak Lata, Uttarakhand 246443, India

Photos of the region around Joshimath and the Alaknanda Valley (India).­

The Alaknanda is one of the headstreams of the Ganges.­

When I was there, the road to Badrinath, one of the holy pilgrimage destinations for Hindus in India, in the upper Alaknanda Valley, was not opened yet.­

So, instead, I went to explore the Dhauliganga valley, one of the tributary of the Alaknanda.­

For more info about this region, read:
- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Alaknanda_­River
- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Dhauliganga_­River

India 2013 1558 photos

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.­