Mountain Walking

Himalayan Houses Series 1

As I sit in the comfort of my home on this Sunday evening, sipping tea, enjoying all the facilities and amenities that come with a “flat” in Pune, I feel like sharing photographs of different houses that I have seen in the Himalayas. There is no specific agenda in this endeavor as such – you The Traveler can decide whether you like the architectural or structural designs, marvel at the layout which allows maximum sunlight to enter the house, the different kinds of roofs, the location and setting of the piece of land on which the houses are built, the stark reality of striving each day to make available all the basic amenities and facilities (that we take for granted in our housing societies),… The choices are endless, and all yours… I’m starting this first of this series with photographs of Himalayan Houses from near Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Warm and cosy; Photo: Ameen Shaikh

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The road back home is not straight and easy; Photo: Ameen Shaikh

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Perched above the apple orchards; Photo: Ameen Shaikh

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Maximising the use of terrace layers; Photo: Ameen Shaikh

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Bare essentials for survival in place; Photo: Ameen Shaikh

Himalayan Houses Series 1_ 04

A vibrant mix of old and new; Photo: Ameen Shaikh

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