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Images of India - W Bengal & Sikkim 1999

Himalayan foothills en route to Darjeeling  Ghoom monastery
In the Himalayan foothills driving up to Darjeeling W Bengal / Ghoom Buddhist monastery near Darjeeling

View down from the back of Ghoom monastery   Gangtok
View down the valley from Ghoom monastery / Gangtok

Rumtek Buddhist monastery in Sikkim  View across to Gangtok from Rumtek monastery
Rumtek Buddhist monastery (seat of the Karmapas) in Sikkim / View from the monastery across to Gangtok

Derek at Rumtek   Small temple
Derek at Rumtek /  Small Buddhist monastery

Valley in Sikkim   Valley in Sikkim
Road winding up the mountainside in Sikkim / Valleys of Sikkim

Derek at Pemayangtse in Sikkim   Pemayangtse monastery
Derek enjoys a beer amongst the clouds at Pemayangtse / Pemayangtse Buddhist monastery Sikkim

Sheila & novice monk at pemayangtse monastery   Himalayan raods
Sheila & novice monk at Pemayangtse monastery /
Driving back down to the plains - the rainy season is not a good time to travel in the Himalayan foothills

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 1999  2008