terraced rice fields in a river bend (india)


Terraced rice fields in a river bend (India)

In the Himalayas, land that can be cultivated is rare.­ Any area with a slope not too steep and that can be irrigated is made into terrace fields.­

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Someshwar-Almora Road, Pathria, Uttarakhand 263636, 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.­

Photos of Terrace Farming in Asia (Vietnam, India, Indonesia).­

Most of those terraced fields are rice paddy fields.­

You can find more information about terrace agriculture on Wikipedia:

- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Terrace_­(agriculture)

- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Paddy_­field