Kashmir

Shikaras with houseboats on Dal Lake, Srinagar

A comfortable gondola-like shikara en route to view lotuses

 'Sacred Lotus of India' (NELUMBO  NUCIFERA)

Young Lotus Pod surrounded by stamens

Kingfisher by Kashmir Lake 

Forested slopes above Gulmarg

'Hooker's Iris' (IRIS HOOKERIANA)

CORYDALIS SP. similar to GOVANIANA

 'Kashmir Creeping Primula' (PRIMULA REPTANS)

 Peeling bark of 'Himalayan Birch' (BETULA UTILIS var. JACQUEMONTIANA)

Birch bark used as kindling, with branches as firewood


Kashmiri owner of track-side 'Dhaba'


 Un-spoilt meadow near border with Pakistan

 Swertia petiolata - a curious member of Gentian family

Exquisite CODONOPSIS OVATA 

Proud auto-rickshaw driver attired in a new set of clothes to celebrate EID

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