terrace fields in the bhagirathi valley (india)


Small village and terrace fields in the Bhagirathi valley (India)

Terraces must be used for agriculture on the steep slopes of the Himalayas foothills.­

agriculture bhagirathi valley hill houses mountains slope terrace farming terrace fields village
National Highway 94, Kalaif, Uttarakhand 249130, 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