Monday, June 24, 2013

The wood architecture of Sarahan in Himachal

Sarahan is a small hamlet with lovely walks and laden apple trees. The Bhimakali temple is a a typical Kinnauri wood and stone architecture combining Buddhist Tibetan elements combine with Hindu iconography.

.the bottom pic is the serene Himalaya ranges visible from the Chitkul village in Sangla valley.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Travels in Kalpa, Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti, Sarahan

After a long bout of ill health I embarked on retrieving from memory the  novel that I was penning due to Hard Disc crash. But the desire to be high and away into the Nature forced me to seek out nether parts of Himachal Pradesh in India.
 Nature is in Humans and Humans are the Nature! La belle femma
As we drove up from Narkanda  to Sarahan in higher Himachal we were greeted by this charming lady who was carting fresh fodder for the cattle. In simplicity, hospitality and stunning good looks few can rival Himachalis. India is and endless experience and one can not have enough of it ever. For me from the hot Tamilnadu where I had been camping regularly for my book on Pallava and Chola art this was the other end of very rich and stimulating experience.