Postcards from the Spiti Valley

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This picture was taken at Langza, a small hamlet near Kaza. This village and the area around it are home to fossils of marine plants and animals.


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The Fossil Village – as Langza is also known – is home to about 120 people. The main sources of income are agriculture and tourism.

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Trekking 101

I’m back in Mumbai from an exhausting and challenging trek in the mountains of the Lesser Himalayas in Uttarakhand and I’m still recovering from the fatigue that has sunk in as a result of the constant travel and the battering that my skin received courtesy the harsh summer sun of the mountains.

This was my second outing in Uttarakhand; the previous excursion took place in 2011 and saw me trek to an elevation of 3200m. over a period of four days that stretched from Uttarkashi and the banks of the Assiganga through Dodital and Darwa, finally terminating at Hanumanchatti. Continue reading