Beasts of burden

Steep mountain alleys

Donkeys plod the market lanes of Upper Dharamshala.

Not your typical Indian laboring animal, but they’re not unheard of in these parts either.

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Majestic views from Upper Dharamshala

Breathe free

With a soundtrack of chanting monks, a permanent Tibetan refugee population and backdrop of the Himalayas, Upper Dharamshala — known to tourists as McLeod Ganj — is enchanting. This view comes from the Dalai Lama’s monastery, the Namgyal Monastery.

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