caravan of pack horses carrying rebars (india)

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caravan of pack horses carrying rebars (india)

Caravan of pack horses (actually probably mules) carrying rebars (India)

They were heading to a village that can only be reached by a foot trail.­

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April 20, 2013
Nanda Devi National Park, National Highway 58, Govind Ghat, 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.­