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.
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