Author: Himanshu Joshi
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Amir Agarwal/Dipali Singh/Supriya Saran
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174365668
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.
The Mythical Shangri-La
Paradise on Earth
The Complete Panorama
Abode of the Gods
The Heart of the Himalayas
Rooftop of the World
In the Shadow of the Kanchenjunga
Veiled in the Mists of Time
Where the Sun Rises First