India - In the eastern hill-stations...

by David Swatton April. 20, 2009 3283 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 7 years, 11 months ago

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

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
A.De Lima (Primavera) 8 years, 1 month ago

Great series!!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jack 8 years, 1 month ago

Great set...

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Monika 8 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful series - and what a story!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pete 8 years, 1 month ago

lovely farming in #5

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Sebastiã¡N Bellã³N 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 1 month ago

very nice

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Redro 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Peregol 8 years, 1 month ago

Great set!!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Oweena 8 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful shots.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 8 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful landscapes

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 1 month ago

The terraces are awesome. Great set.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Emil 8 years, 1 month ago

2 looking great ;)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
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