Tag Archive: India

Sikhism in Amritsar

This is the Golden temple in Amritsar – the holiest spot for Sikhism – the world’s fifth largest organized religion with 25 million devotees, mostly in Punjab India. The religion was founded in… Continue reading

Indian School bus on a bike

I took a photo of this hilarious looking school bus in Pahar Ganj,   Delhi India. A testament to India’s can-do spirit.

Markha Valley trek in Ladakh India

The Markha Valley trek explores a dry, arid, windy region that lies between the Karakoram and Zanskar mountain range visiting isolated Tibetan villages and old wind-beaten Buddhist stone temples, and crossing two 5,000m… Continue reading

3 monks at thiksay gompa

Nearly 80 percent of Leh’s 27,000 residents are Buddhist. Founded in 1430,  Thiksay Gompa is one of its grandest monasteries and situated about 18 kms away. It belongs to the Gelukpa order, a… Continue reading

Tibetan decorated boxes in Leh

Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west. Much of the trade between India and the Tibet region of China… Continue reading