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India - In the eastern hill-stations...

2009.04.20
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The terraces below Mussoorie...
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Surkanda Devi temple
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The walk up to the temple at 3030m.
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At the beginning of the trip we caught a train up to Haridwar and hired a car and driver for a day to drive up into the foothills of the mountains.

The narrow winding roads led us up to the Surkanda Devi temple where we parked and climbed the last 500m or so up a steep, twisting path to the temple at an altitude of 3030m... I was kind of out of breath by the time I got to the top and unfortunately the weather had closed in so that we couldn't see the high peaks of the Himalayas. Unbelievably, hail stones were falling at the top... and you could only enter with bare feet - brrr!

A few days later we saw a newspaper and it was reported that a day or so after we went up there a bus full of people had crashed over the edge and fallen down the sheer side of the road killing everyone on board!
19 Comments
shady87 2 looking great ;)
shady87 · 2009-04-20: 13:53
gonia all are pretty but 3rd and 5 th really great.
gonia · 2009-04-20: 14:10
dontblink The terraces are awesome. Great set.
dontblink · 2009-04-20: 14:21
noptek Wonderful landscapes
noptek · 2009-04-20: 14:23
Oweena Wonderful shots.
Oweena · 2009-04-20: 14:44
peregol Great set!!
peregol · 2009-04-20: 15:31
girafferacing Wonderful set - I especially like the first two - so much detail to pore over.
girafferacing · 2009-04-20: 15:34
redro Amazing photos and story :)
... And this is just the beginning - #@%*!!!
redro · 2009-04-20: 17:19
onlymehdi very nice
onlymehdi · 2009-04-20: 18:07
sebelo Davids, what an adventurer you are! You've been lucky this time
sebelo · 2009-04-20: 18:26
DancingDolphin It's always good to return with stories as well as photos! Saved #3 to my favs.... 4 looks windy and cold, love the women's saris blowing around them.
DancingDolphin · 2009-04-20: 19:51
sunshineand oh, the news of the bus full of people...you be careful!
sunshineand · 2009-04-20: 20:44
????? Beautiful landscapes and I love looking through the archway at the hills.
????? · 2009-04-21: 00:18
slowpete lovely farming in #5
slowpete · 2009-04-21: 02:47
jet28 Beautiful series - and what a story!
jet28 · 2009-04-21: 04:47
longimanus good to have a guardian angel on your side... will you reveal what profession you practice which takes you to such amazing places all over the world? no. 5 is how i imagine the gate to heaven.
longimanus · 2009-04-21: 05:55
JaCkYe Great set...
JaCkYe · 2009-04-21: 10:14
Primavera Great series!!
Primavera · 2009-04-21: 18:55
miltonjacob Haridwar.... another place of my dreams! thanx for the post
miltonjacob · 2009-06-02: 05:56
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