A journey out of frustration from big city Delhi Life with no planning or itinerary. Turns out to be the best one so far and the love for mountains and mountain villages continues.
Let me take you on a visual journey through this photo essay across the landscape and lifestyle of the region.
Sit back and relax and experience the visual retreat
The day when there was nothing around but rain clouds embracing tall, majestic deodhars.
It was as if a white carpet has been laid out to welcome the Gods
On a trek to a remote village, I encountered these hard-working women sorting out cauliflowers from the crates.
Can you notice the big size of these cauliflowers (all organic)?
Life is hard in mountains. These women survive in difficult situations but they remember to enjoy small moments.
Modern design scheme can now easily be seen on the mountain homes. Traditional wooden houses with authentic designs are fighting for survival amidst the attack of modern development.
These household crafts remind me of my childhood days. Women used to create these amazing designs and place them.
Women used to create these amazing designs and place them over empty bottles and voila showpiece was ready. While urban households have gone drastic makeover but village homes are still holding it together.
Mountain Gods (devta) are an integral part of the local culture in the mountains. They enjoy a unique position in the society. Almost every village has their own devta. Most of the temple authority does not allow leather based products on the premises.
Feeling hungry? Care for some organic kidney beans straight from the field? As fresh as it can get.
I hope you went on a journey with me through these photos.
I enjoyed reproducing them here on the blog as much as I enjoyed in making these images.
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