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Enormous Buddha at Hikkim  

Enormous Buddha at Hikkim

Last days in the Spiti Valley

July 13th 2009
Kaza (3600 metres) had the feel of a wild west town when we arrived there - it seemed to have just been plonked in the middle of nowhere. It didn't have a lot of character as it was mostly cement houses (it is a government centre) though later we did find a small old town on the other side of the small tributary of the Spiti which flowed through town.. It had as it's backdrop a barren brown mounta ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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