Saturday, 28 July 2007


Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh, as the name tells us, is one of the states that catches the Himalayan range. Probably, one of the greener and more comfortable, where the British during the Raj, already had settled their Summer capital, in the mountains of a cooler climate than the plains.
The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government, as part of the people who followed him, settled there when China invaded Tibet, in the fifties.

They set themselves up in the upper part of Dharamshala, called Mc Leod Ganj, and created there a centre of interest where, unfortunately, it is preserved and evolved the Tibetan culture and tradition better than its country of origin, submit to the forced and destructive Chinese colonisation.


The Daulhadaur, here seen from Odder, is the mountain range that shelters Dharamshala, situated at the foothill of the Himalayas, which decides the end of the Indian plain.
The Daulhadaur and the Kangra valley is one of the places of special beauty that have marked my memory. During six months, it was the scenery, I had at waking up.


An end of an afternoon at the vilage of Odder. I used to sit at the balcony and enjoy the clouds of hundreds of green parrots, fooling around noisily in the air and the trees.


The little temple dedicated to Shiva near the tea stall, where a group of habitués used to gather, on the road that leads to Kangra. Banners of the BJP were seen in the jungle, at the time in power, the nationalist party of mussolinian inspiration.


The bazaar of Kangra, around the imposing temple, was a nice surprise early in the morning, its streets filled with vendors and the respective paraphernalia of Hindu cult objects.



pir panjal

The Pir panjal is another of the mountainous ranges that can be seen from Himachal Pradesh, here from Dalhousie.

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