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check-point at sarchu - manali to leh road (india)

Check-point at Sarchu - Manali to Leh road (India)

The Himachal Pradesh Police officer writes down the passport numbers.­ They do that at each check-point, presumably to do statistics and to trace people's location in case of accident.­ It's easy to fall in a ravine and disappear on those roads.­ Police and Military are mostly busy with keeping the road opened and rescuing people.­ They do not shoot guns or fight enemies in this region.­

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.­