janki chatti (near yamunotri)

Janki Chatti is the last village that can be reached by road, on the way to Yamunotri (India).­

I took these photos in the old quarter of the village, where people still live the traditional way, and where tourists rarely venture.­

People live with their animals, in houses that usually have a single room for the entire family (that includes the grand-parents and many kids).­

They burn wood that they gather in the forest for heat and cooking.­ There is one water faucet for the entire village, where they fill-up buckets and jerrycans.­ There is no sanitation or plumbing, but there are a couple of outdoor toilets.­

Most houses have no electricity so people sleep soon after sunset and wake up very early.­ Houses have very small windows or no window at all, to keep warmer.­ Roofs are covered with stone slabs.­

This may look very uncomfortable and harsh life, but that how most people live in their villages, all around Asia.­

old traditional house with wood carvings in himalayan village (india), carved, child, columns, house, intricate, janki chatti, kid, village, wood carving
kids playing in himalayan village street (india), children, janki chatti, kids, playing, street, village, women
village house and horses (india), horses, house, janki chatti, mountains, village
young couple with calf (india), baby cow, calf, cows, janki chatti, rope
young villagers in the himalayas (india), calf, cows, janki chatti, man, standing, women
traditional house in himalayan mountain village (india), houses, janki chatti, mountains, village
traditional wooden house in himalayan village (india), cabin, cow, house, janki chatti, village, water buffalo, wooden
little girl in himalayan village (india), child, janki chatti, kid, little girl
little girl and little boy in himalayan village (india), boy, children, janki chatti, kids, little girl
young calf lying down (india), baby cow, calf, hay, janki chatti, lying down, manger
children in himalayan village (india), boys, children, girls, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, little girl, village
kids fooling around in himalayan village (india), boys, children, girl, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, village
kids fooling around in village in indian himalayas, boys, children, girl, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, village
kids in himalayan village (india), blue moon blue, boys, children, girls, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, village
dilapidated house in himalayan village (india), house, janki chatti, man, village
old man with fire wood bundle (india), bundle, house, janki chatti, old man, standing, wood
house in himalayan village (india), blue, boy, child, house, janki chatti, kid, painted, village, woman
horse pick-a-boo (india), grey, head, horse, house, janki chatti, village
little boy with pink knit cap in himalayan village (india), boy, child, janki chatti, kid, knit cap, pink, teeth
group of little children in himalayan village (india), baby, boys, children, horse, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, little girl, toddler, village
little girl holding baby (india), baby, children, holding, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, little girl, toddler
young girl holding her little sister in himalayan village (india), children, girls, holding, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, little girl, necklaces, siblings, sisters
little girl holding baby in himalayan village (india), baby, children, holding, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, little girl, toddler
boys playing in front of old traditional house with wood carvings (india), boys, carved, children, columns, house, intricate, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, sitting, village, wood carving
village kids sitting in front of old traditional house with wood carvings (india), boys, carved, children, columns, house, intricate, janki chatti, kids, knit cap, sitting, village, wood carving