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Ladakh: Kanji to Hanupatta over the Yogma La

Himalaya Ladakh Travel Diary Trekking in Ladakh

Ladakh: Kanji to Hanupatta over the Yogma La

Ladakh: Kanji to Hanupatta over the Yogma La Previous: Buddha Statues at Kanji After lunch we say goodbye to the golden fields and harvesting villagers of Kanji. In 2012 we walked in the opposite direction and I anticipate an easy two hour stroll through a gorge and across pasture with meandering streams to an idyllic campsite among stone walls. False memory! The walk takes several hours and a cold wind takes the pleasure; the walk seems long and uninteresting even though the landscape is getting more dramatic. A late afternoon river crossing adds some interest and is easier than it first appears. Nonetheless I'm pleased to reach camp, our long slog over the Timti La two days ago...

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Gods, Musicians and the Bizarre - Bronze Sculptures of India

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Gods, Musicians and the Bizarre - Bronze Sculptures of India

Indian artisans have been casting brass and bronze sculptures for thousands of years. A quick tour of some of the unusual, and sometimes very strange, brass and bronze sculptures from different aspects of India on sale at the Silk Road Gallery.

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LITTLE TIBET: Photographs from Ladakh and Zanskar now showing in our Store

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LITTLE TIBET:  Photographs from Ladakh and Zanskar now showing in our Store

LITTLE TIBET:  An Exhibition of Photographs from Ladakh and Zanskar. View these and more in our Travel Photographs section. You can watch a video of some of our travels in Ladakh and Zanskar here. Ladakh and Zanskar are Buddhist enclaves in the high Himalayas of Northern India, between Kashmir and Tibet. Buddhism arrived over 1000 years ago and the cultural similarity with neighbouring Tibet earned it the name Little Tibet. Until China annexed Tibet in 1950, Silk Road caravans came with salt and wool to be traded in Leh, Ladakh’s main town. The remoteness of Ladakh - the name means Land of...

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These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

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These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

These are a few of my favourite things One of my favourite objects in the gallery is the Pot Bellied Ganesh. I can’t remember when my love of elephants began but they are something of a life long passion, so when I first visited India 40 years ago not only was I thrilled to see so many elephants in the flesh, I was immediately and inevitably drawn to the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh. Carved statues of Ganesh are often seen in the lintel over a door frame at the entrance to a house or by the side of the...

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Subterranean Architecture of Rajasthan - Stepwells Revisited

Rajasthan Stepwells Travel Diary

Subterranean Architecture of Rajasthan - Stepwells Revisited

A return visit to Rajasthan in search of the subterranean architecture of stepwells. the first two days of a 10 day trip: from Delhi to Jaipur, Neemrana, Abhaneri, and beyond.

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