Postcards from the Spiti Valley

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This picture was taken at Langza, a small hamlet near Kaza. This village and the area around it are home to fossils of marine plants and animals.

 

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The Fossil Village – as Langza is also known – is home to about 120 people. The main sources of income are agriculture and tourism.

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Devoid of any vegetation, the limestone-rich mountains of the Upper Himalayas are a hallmark of the Spiti valley and its harsh environs.

 

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This picture was taken at Kunzum Pass (~4600m), en route to Kaza. The bumpy ride to Kunzum will take you through Manali, over Rohtang and Chatru along the Chandra river.

 

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This picture was taken a couple of hours before we reached Kunzum. Spiti is home to some of the most barren and beautiful landscapes in the world.

 

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