It was such a relief to leave Simla and ride into the beautiful Shivaliks
These are just the 'foothills' ... and see the beauty. Wonderful
This was the real starting of the ride - till now we were just getting to it - and we were very happy about it
This bridge was not on our route - but it looked so nice that we digressed and went there to click photos
A typical halt - Adi does his make up...
...and Bawa takes a power nap
seriously...the man can sleep anywhere...
Anytime there is a bit of traffic holdup...he goes to the side of the road and naps
Lunch at dhaba...honest to goodness Indian food
These are iconic Hindustan - Tibet road structures - the 'Half tunnels'. The original mule path must have been a dangerous route on the lip of the mountain - so when the road had to be widened, the intrepid road builders cut a 'half tunnel' into the living rock of the mountain
I just love them. They are amazing
Amazing views of the Sutlej valley
The view from our hotel in Sangla. Note the traditional slate tile roof of the house below - that is a convenient place to dry corn and maize and whatever else
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