joshimath region & alaknanda valley

Photos of the region around Joshimath and the Alaknanda Valley (India).­

The Alaknanda is one of the headstreams of the Ganges.­

When I was there, the road to Badrinath, one of the holy pilgrimage destinations for Hindus in India, in the upper Alaknanda Valley, was not opened yet.­

So, instead, I went to explore the Dhauliganga valley, one of the tributary of the Alaknanda.­

For more info about this region, read:
- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Alaknanda_­River
- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Dhauliganga_­River

alaknanda river valley (india), hills, mountains, river bed, water, winding
bend of the alaknanda river - gooseneck (india), hills, mountains, river bed, terrace agriculture, terrace farming, valley, water
himalaya mountains panorama from auli ski resort (india), aerial lift pylon, ski lift
nanda devi mountain (india), mountains, peak, summit
nanda devi summit (india), mountains, peak
mountains panorama in the indian himalayas
haathi parvat mountain (india), mountains, panorama, summit
stone steps and red flags at hindu shrine in forest (india), hinduism, mountains, snow, stairs
brass bells above hindu shrine steps in forest (india), hinduism, mountains, snow
hindu shrine with red flags and snow in mountain forest (india), hinduism, mountains
red flags and bells at hindu shrine in mountain forest (india), hinduism, mountains
brass bells and red flags at hindu shrine in forest (india), hinduism, mountains, stairs, steps
red flags and snow around hindu shrine in forest (india), hinduism, mountains
pastures and mountains panorama in the indian himalayas, forest
pastures and himalaya mountains panorama near joshimath (india)
snow patches on high mountain pastures near joshimath (india), rocks, stones
snow patches on pastures and himalaya mountains near joshimath (india), rocks, stones
tristan savatier - selfie hiking in himalaya mountains near joshimath (india), man, peace sign, rocks, self-portrait, stones, trekking, v sign
tristan savatier - mountain hiking in the indian himalayas near joshimath (india), man, peace sign, rocks, self-portrait, selfie, stones, trekking, v sign
tristan savatier - hiking in the indian himalaya mountains near joshimath (india), cloudy, man, rocks, self-portrait, selfie, stones, thumb up, trekking, windy
road with switchbacks (india), mountains, vishnuprayag hydro project
mountain roads with switchbacks (india), mountains
small village on terrace fields (india), agriculture, houses, mountains, terrace farming
upper alaknanda river valley (india), alaknanda valley, mountain road, mountains, water
woman riding royal enfield bullet motorcycle (india), alaknanda valley, kicking, kickstarting, motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, mountains
water level gauge painted on huge boulder in mountain stream (india), alaknanda valley, flowing, hydrometric, man, mountains, staff gauge, standing, whitewater
water level "staff gauge" painted on huge boulder in mountain stream (india), alaknanda valley, flowing, hydrometric, mountains, whitewater
raging water of mountain stream (india), alaknanda valley, flowing, rocks, stones, whitewater
vishnu-prayag hydro project dam (india), alaknanda valley, hydro-electric, industrial, infrastructure, mountains, vishnuprayag dam, vishnuprayag hydro project, water
vishnuprayag hydro project dam (india), alaknanda valley, hydro-electric, industrial, infrastructure, mountains, vishnuprayag dam, water
women carrying big bundles of hay on their back (india), bundle, motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, mountains, royal enfield bullet
woman carrying large bundle of hay (india), mountains
caravan of pack horses carrying rebars (india), alaknanda valley, govindghat, mountains, pack animals, road, working animals
caravan of pack horses carrying rebars on mountain road (india), alaknanda valley, govindghat, motorbike touring, motorbikes, motorcycle touring, motorcycles, mountains, pack animals, royal enfield bullet, working animals
upper alaknanda valley road (india), motorbike touring, motorbikes, motorcycle touring, motorcycles, mountain road, mountains, panorama, royal enfield bullet, water
boulder house (india), architecture, grotto, mountains, rock
terrace fields - dhauliganga valley (india), agriculture, mountains, terrace farming
geyser of scalding water at sulfurous hot springs (india), concretion, droplets, hot water, mountains, orange, tapovan hot springs
geyser of scalding water at sulfurous hot springs (india), concretion, droplets, hot water, mountains, orange, tapovan hot springs
geyser at sulfurous hot springs (india), concretion, droplets, mountains, orange, tapovan hot springs
tapovan hot springs (india), mountains, road
sign at the tapovan hot springs (india), green, hindi, mountains, red
motorcyclists at the tapovan hot springs (india), motorbike touring, motorbikes, motorcycle touring, motorcycles, mountains, road, royal enfield bullet
small mountain stream cascading down a steep ravine (india), dhauliganga valley, flowing, gully, mountains, river, stone, water
mountain stream flowing down a steep ravine (india), dhauliganga valley, gully, mountains, river, stone, water
V-shape valley in indian himalayas (india), mountains, water
road on cliff - dhauliganga valley (india), dhauliganga river, motorbike touring, motorbikes, motorcycle touring, motorcycles, mountains, raini chak lata, rock, royal enfield bullet, water
dangerous mountain road on vertical cliff (india), dhauliganga river, motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, mountains, rock wall, stone, water
mountain road on vertical cliff (india), dhauliganga river, motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, mountains, rock wall, stone, water
mountain road on top of vertical cliff (india), motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, mountains, rock wall, stone
villagers loading hay on overloaded mahendra jeep (india), car, cargo, dhauliganga valley, freight, load, men, mountains, raini chak lata, road, women
villagers loading hay on mahendra jeep (india), car, cargo, dhauliganga valley, freight, load, men, mountains, overloaded, raini chak lata, road, women
mahendra jeep overloaded with hay (india), car, cargo, dhauliganga valley, freight, load, men, mountains, raini chak lata, road, stairs, steps, village, women
old indian woman with jar of chai (india), dhauliganga valley, ear piercing, earring, jewelry, metal, mountains, necklaces, nose piercing, nostril piercing, old woman, raini chak lata, spice tea, stair, steps, village
village women drinking chai (india), dhauliganga valley, hay, mountains, raini chak lata, sitting, stairs, standing, steps
construction of the vishnu-prayag hydro project powerhouse (india), hydro-electric, industrial, power-house
mountain road in rugged alakananda valley (india), hydro-electric, motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, mountains, overhanging rock, vishnu-prayag hydro project
mountain road - overhanging rock (india), motorbike touring, motorcycle touring, mountains
alaknanda valley near joshimath (india), mountains
rice fields terraces in himalaya valley (india), agriculture, rice paddy fields, terrace farming, terrace fields
valley slope with terrace rice fields (india), agriculture, terrace farming, terrace fields
rice fields in fan-shape terraces (india), agriculture, bend, rice paddy fields, slope, terrace farming, terrace fields, village, water