India, Jan-Feb 2014
Drive to Devprayag
The drive up to where the Alaknanda and Baghirati rivers come together to form the Ganga was quite beautiful. And it as close as we will ever get to the source of the sacred river.
The road north up the Ganga starts out through the oddly-shaped hills.
The narrow Ganga between steep slopes.
How green is the Ganga here.
Monkeys on the roadside.
A footbridge leading over to a small settlement.
Another footbridge leads to a campsite for summer vacationers.
Steep (and not always protected) sides on the road.
The road above, the Ganga below.
Swedish tourist on the roadside.
The Ganga is beautiful here.
Schoolgirls in uniform.
Himalayas in the distance.
Donkeys arestill used for freight.
The rushing Baghirati flows from the left into the calmer waters of the Alaknanda.
Bathers at the junction of the two rivers, Alaknanda and Baghirati.
A school on the hillside above Devprayag.
Houses on the slope of Devprayag.
Decorated Indian truck
Fluffed-up bird, but what is it?
Don't know where the road on the other side goes.
Looking back towards Devprayag and the Himalayas.
The roadside is so steep here that these buildings are supported on very high stilts.
The stilted buildings from the street side.
Mountains in the afternoon haze.
Driving the goats along the road.
Steep terraces they have here.
That is the road we just came on...
Coming back to Rishikesh.
Ram Jhula bridge and the Swarg Niwas ashram
Foggy in the morning
Back to Delhi