terrace fields near keylong - manali to leh road (india)

Terrace fields near Keylong - Manali to Leh road (India)

Peasants use traditional farming and most of the work is done manually (with no machine and no animal, just hand tools).­ Notice the patterns they make with the soil.­

agriculture fields keylong ladakh terrace farming traditional farming valley

Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).­

I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.­

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­

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