India - In the eastern hill-stations...

by David Swatton April. 20, 2009 3343 views

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!

The terraces below Mussoorie…

Surkanda Devi temple

The walk up to the temple at 3030m.

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Milton Jacob 8 years, 4 months ago

Haridwar.... another place of my dreams! thanx for the post

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Primavera Delima 8 years, 6 months ago

Great series!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 8 years, 6 months ago

Great set...

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Monika 8 years, 6 months ago

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.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful series - and what a story!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pete 8 years, 6 months ago

lovely farming in #5

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 6 months ago

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.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sebastiã¡N Bellã³N 8 years, 6 months ago

Davids, what an adventurer you are! You've been lucky this time

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 6 months ago

very nice

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Rodica O 8 years, 6 months ago

Amazing photos and story :)
... And this is just the beginning - #@%*!!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful set - I especially like the first two - so much detail to pore over.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Peregol 8 years, 6 months ago

Great set!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Oweena 8 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful shots.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 8 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful landscapes

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 6 months ago

The terraces are awesome. Great set.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 6 months ago

all are pretty but 3rd and 5 th really great.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Emil 8 years, 6 months ago

2 looking great ;)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
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