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Unknown Himalaya
Unknown Himalaya

Unknown Himalaya

by Himanshu Joshi

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Product ID:24864

Language

English

Publisher

Roli Books

ISBN

9788174365668 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 160

Binding

Hardcover

Himanshu Joshi

Author: Himanshu Joshi
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Amir Agarwal/Dipali Singh/Supriya Saran
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 160
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174365668

Description

Snow-clad peaks rising majestically in the horizon, mysterious lakes reflecting the mountains ringing them, massive glaciers and fast-flowing rivers all this and more are the Himalayas, a word stamped by divinity. Here too are mountain trails winding up to far-flung corners where people in remote villages pursue age-old lifestyles, almost untouched by the contemporary world.

From snow-covered Ladakh, with its stark-cold desert, to the Kashmir valley where the ancient pilgrimage trail to the Amarnath cave begins, from Himachal, with its stunning views from Shimla to the remote Spiti valley and Uttarakhand’s temple towns steeped in mythology the journey moves on to Sikkin, crowned by the magnificent Kanchenjunga mountain, and the rainforests of Arunachal. On the way, visit fascinating people like the Changpas tending their yaks in Ladakh, the Lepchas of Sikkim, said to be a vanishing tribe, and the Wanchas of Arunachal, the last head hunters of the world. The odyssey continues outside India, to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet where the mystique of the Himalayas deepens. Magical places where the chanting of Buddhist lamas resounds in the mountains of Tibet and Bhutan, where exquisite monasteries perch precariously on steep inclines and the dzongs [frots] of Bhutan have stood vigil since the twelfth century are brought to life by stunning photographs and evocative descriptions, enticing you to Visit the Far-Reaches of the Himalayes of merely turn the pages to enjoy a visual feast.

Contents

Introduction

LADAKH
The Mythical Shangri-La

KASHMIR
Paradise on Earth

HIMACHAL
The Complete Panorama

UTTARAKHAND
Abode of the Gods

NEPAL
The Heart of the Himalayas

TIBET
Rooftop of the World

SIKKIM
In the Shadow of the Kanchenjunga


BHUTAN
Veiled in the Mists of Time

ARUNACHAL
Where the Sun Rises First

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