Silk Road against the flow

Silk Road against the flow

The Silk Road against the flow When the Venetian merchants went to the Far East in the 13th century, they ended up in an unknown, mysterious world. They traveled for years on land, with caravans along the silk routes, the long dangerous routes over mountains and...
Amritsar

Amritsar

Amritsar Drawn by Michael Palin’s report on Amritsar in his series Himalaya, this was the first stopover on a journey through north-east India. As Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), it is the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh...
Jammu-Kashmir

Jammu-Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir is a very different part of India. Over 80% of the population is Muslim and this is a disputed area. Originally, after the independance of India from Great Britain, it should have become a part of Pakistan. (In fact, the...
Ladakh

Ladakh

LadakhLadakh is a region in the north-east of India. Sometimes referred to as Little Tibet because its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh is renowned for its beautifull, remote mountain landscape bespeckled with stupas and Buddhist...
Delhi

Delhi

Delhi More on India Amritsar Jammu-Kashmir Ladakh...