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Bhagsunath village, temple and Shiva Cafe, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Bhagsunath is a village located near Dharamsala. It is popular tourist spot with Hindu temple and springs with water pool. Nice waterfall is situated next to this village. Both Hindu tourists and Western backpackers visit and stay here.
Shiva cafe, situated in picturesque location next to big waterfall is popular place for hanging out and sometime psychedelic-trance techno parties are hosted here.

Here is my gallery from 2002 and 2005:

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Bagsunath hindu temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Open air psychedelic trance techno party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Israeli man meditating at Shiva Cafe Dharamsala India
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Shiva saddhu hermit limestone house in Himalaya
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian man dancing and looking at camera trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu elephant like god Lord Ganesh or Ganesha Bagsunath near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditional red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress
Young man playing flute sitting on rock with running water Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Peace Pacifism symbol with Hebrew script post hippies tourist cafeteria Himalayas visited by Israeli former soldier tourist
Demon mural painting in post hippies tourist cafee Himalaya India
Sadhu faces painted on stones in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Holy OM sylable in Indian script painting on rock in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Theravada yellow robe Thai monka walking in mountains
Tourist resting in waterfall near Bagsunath Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India
Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India
agave after bloom in Himachal Pradesh India
Indian truck full of people Himachal Pradesh India
Indian woman with hand destroyed by leprosis
Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India
Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India
Water coming down from carved pipe into pool with Indian Hindi script in background

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Indian town of lower Dharamsala and surrounding villages, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Upper part of Dharamsala called McLeod Gunj is famous due to its Tibetan in exile community. Lower part of this hilly town is mostly settled by Indians. Here is my photo gallery of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India:

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Chicken shop and Hair dresser in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mini bus taxi in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu gods posters with Christian Holy Family
Hindu gods posters with Christian Holy Family
Indian print house Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Shiva Fast Food Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hardware street shop Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Gas shop in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Trident on the top of Shiva Teple during sunset in Himalaya
Front of fancy Indian truck TATA
A Road sign near Dharamsala Himahal Pradesh India
Chicken Palace street chicken seller in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Sign of Globalisation small Indian Shop with Pepsi Cola and Kodak signs in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian fruit and vegetable shop at night Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Sign of Globalisation all Indian Samsung Shop with holy cow behind in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A small Indian girl plays with red flare during Divali Hindu festival of lights, Dharamsala, India
Sadhu Holy Indian man with white beard and orange robe
Car and wlaking holy cow with open shops in background India
Parveen beauty parlour sign with mess in background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to telephone and internet cafe in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to telephone and internet cafe in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
White Hindu temple near Dal lake in upper Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings in white Hindu temple near Dal lake in upper Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Lord Shiva Ganesha and Parvati in white Hindu temple near Dal lake in upper Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Close up of white Lord Shiva bull Nandi Dharamsala India
TV antenna mounted on the tree India
Thistle plant growing in Ladakh
Double language road sign both Hindi and English Blind Curve Ahead India
Hannuman Monkey God temple in Himachal Pradesh India
Crow stealing food from dog bowl Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Pair of long haired goats eating shrubs Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of small Indian village girl looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Indian village children looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of small Indian village girl looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Indian village children looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Indian village children looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian village boy looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of Indian holy cow India

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Peggy’s Cove lighthouse and fisherman village, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – photo gallery

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Red buoy and fisherman house in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove white lighthouse, Halifax area, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America
Peggy's Cove white lighthouse, Halifax area, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America
Fisherman house and rocky coast in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Colorful Fisherman houses in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Red wheelbarrow in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Old Red Schoolhouse in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Blue fisherman house in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
William de Garthe stone bass-relief sculpture on wall in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
William de Garthe stone bass-relief sculpture on wall in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Colorful fisherman lobster buoys hanging on wall, Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Colorful fisherman lobster buoys hanging on wall, Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Old boat and fisherman port in Peggy's Cove village, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove fisherman port village and boats, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boats and fisherman house in Peggy's Cove port, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lobster pot, net, cage, creel, Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peggy's Cove white lighthouse, Halifax area, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America
Peggy's Cove white lighthouse, Halifax area, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America

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Muslim Sanjak village, Dah-hanu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

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Sanjak or Sunjak is a village in Dah-Hanu area of Ladakh inhabited by Muslim Dard / Brokpa people.

Here is a link to another gallery featuring neighbor Buddhist village of Dah:

 

A view from above on bridge over Hindus river Ladakh India
Sunflowers with flying bee in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village place of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus Valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe with rocky mountains blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India
Close up of window dividing men and woman in mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of Muslim Dard or Brokpa woman outside mosque looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A Two young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera and smilin Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional Ladakhi farmer basket for collecting apricots or grass Ladakh India

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Alchi heritage monastery, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Alchi monastery complex or Alchi gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Ladakh. It was build in 10th-13th century.  Famous for its unique architectural style Alchi brings many tourists. All complex contain several heritage chortens (stupas) and temples: Dukhang, Sumtseg and Manjushri Temple.

 

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Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Vajrapani dark blue bodhisattva mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Kagyu Monastery building in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Old Lama mural painting in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Big white stupa in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house Alchi village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house with Buddhist prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India
Old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Buddha statue old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Flowers and entrance to Vairocana Temple in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old votive stupas in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Kagyu gompa building in unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India

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Daily life in Ladakhi house, Basgo Village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

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Back in 2005 I had great opportunity to spend several days together with Ladakhi family from Basgo village. Here are you can find my pictures showing daily life of this honest and wonderful people.

If you want to see my photo gallery from heritage Basgo castle and village please visit this link:

 http://www.magic-photographer.com/2010/03/01/basgo-gompa-basgo-village-ladakh-jammu-kashmir-india/

 

 

Close up of traditional ladakhi mudd clay brick for building houses Ladakh India
Big traditional one family house in Basgo village with poplar trees and mountain in background Ladakh Kashmir India
Small gray cat in kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cat Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cats Basgo village Ladakh India
Man lighting butter lamps in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi incence burning in special metal container Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Green valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Animal skull guardian of Ladakhi house hanging on the wall next to entrance Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmer with hat resting Basgo village Ladakh India
Drying poplar poles with deep blue sky in background Ladakh India
Yellow barley growing in Ladakh India
Smiling Ladakhi woman traditional dress looking at camera with basket and field in background
Ladakhi farmer working in field cutting grass for animal food with field and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Close up dry broken ground soil in high altitude desert Ladakh India
Nepali field worker sharpen cucp
Ladakhi woman smiling while walking on the field with cut grass and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi smiling farmer cuts and ties grass Basgo village Ladakh India
Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India
Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India
Bird eye view of farmers working in green tellow field in Basgo village Ladakh India
Big one family traditional building in Basgo village Ladakh India
Big one family traditional building in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India
Bird eye view of traditional buildings and fields in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India
Bird eye view of fields in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmer carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional wardrobe in interior of home Ladakh India
Sand toilet with shovel from Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi mid age man working inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi mid age man and woman working together inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional wardrobe interior of Ladakhi home Ladakh India
Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man working in the field cut grass Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi woman standing at her home entrance looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by smiling Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Two smiling Ladakhi woman preparing food interior traditional kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India
Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India
Ladakhi woman milking cow farmer work in Basgo village Ladakh India
Close up traditional hat from Ladakh Perak made by turquoise
Smiling mid age traditional dress and hat and turquoise jewellery Ladakhi woman Ladakh India
Young Ladakhi girl in Perak turquoise hat Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi boy ascending into roof of his house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women working on peeling apricots on the roof of their house Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman working on peeling apricots on the roof of her house Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress girl looking at camera Basgo village ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women peeling apricots in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women dancing Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Rear close up of traditional Ladakhi woman turquoise hat Perak
Nice gray cat from Ladakh India
Partrait of nice gray curious cat from Ladakh India
Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh licking and cleaning its furm India
Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh looking into camera from window
Bird eye view of traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green fields in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Two porters and redish rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley Ladakh India
Traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green surrounding Basgo village Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Two Nepali season workers caryying dried grass in Ladakh India
Nepali season worker carying dried grass in Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house basgo village India
Horned animal skull as a home guardian in Ladakhi house Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India

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