joshimath region & alaknanda valley - 62 photos

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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

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