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Wallpaper of the Month - 2005

Each month 60kph will select an outstanding wallpaper; one that stands out in various aspects such as Photography, Location and Style. The wallpaper would be from the most recent rides done by the club members.

December 2005  
Twin Lakes
Location: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

These lakes fall between the route to Zemithang from Tawang. The whole region is dotted with several lakes formed by glacial melts from the snow capped mountains above. A three day trek from Lumpo can get one to a place from where 107 lakes can be seen.

Photographer: Vinod Panicker
Date: October 2005
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November 2005  
Living Root Bridge
Location: Laitkynsew, Meghalaya

Innovative engineering of the Khasi tribesmen at its best. The roots of a species of the Indian Rubber tree that naturally grow alongside rivers are trained over scores of years to form a bridge. The bridge grows stronger as time passes. The area is so remote, and gets so much rainfall that other means of construction would be extremely difficult.

Photographer: Vinod Panicker
Date: October 2005
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October 2005  
Apatani Tribals
Location: Hija Village, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Apatani women are considered to be the most beautiful in all of Arunachal Pradesh. To prevent other tribesmen from courting their womenfolk, a practice of face tattoing and wearing of circular nose plugs was begun. The practise has largely stopped since the 1970's though.

Photographer: Vinod Panicker
Date: October 2005
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September 2005  
Bramhaputra River
Location: Brahmaputra River, Assam

The Brahmaputra has many different faces. From a raging flow to a serene, almost motionless look, it winds its way down through Arunachal, where it is called Siang, into Assam. I managed to catch this moment of perfect symmetry when we were riding the ferry towards Dibrugarh from Pasighat.

Photographer: Vinod Panicker
Date: October 2005
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August 2005  
Drang-Drung Glacier
Location: Zanskar, Ladakh
Drang-Drung is said to be the largest glacier in Ladakh, outside the Siachen formation. One of the main tributaries of the Zanskar river, the Stod or Doda river, is created from this glacier.
Photographer: Dipesh Shah
Date: July 2005
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July 2005  
Athirappilly Waterfalls
Location: Thrissur district, Kerala
Athirappilly falls, enroute Munnar, offer an arresting sight. The fury and beauty of the waterfalls is best during the monsoon when it attains a phenomenal 400 meters width and falls 80 mtrs deep down on the rocks.
Photographer: Sanjeev Sharma
Date: July 2005
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June 2005  
Sunset at Nagin Lake
Location: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar's distinctive feature is the great body of water, the Dal Lake, which forms its focal point. Leading from the Dal is the smaller Nagin Lake. Here too, the waters are edged by trees of willow and poplar whose reflection is mirrored in the lake.
Photographer: Dipesh Shah
Date: July 2005
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May 2005  
Rangdum, Suru Valley
Location: Rangdum, Ladakh
Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other. It is the most isolated part of the Suru Valley. Situated 130 kms South-east of Kargil, it falls midway between Kargil and Padum. Due to its remoteness, the area's wild beauty is almost haunting, while its isolation is near perfect even as the unpaved Zanskar road traverses its length.
Photographer: Paraj Shukla
Date: October 2004
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April 2005  
Chitrakoot WaterFalls
Location: Bastar, Chhattisgarh
Chitrakote waterfalls lie in the midst of Kanger Valley National Park (Bastar district). This horse-shoe shaped fall is 40 km from Jagdalpur. It is the biggest in the country. Situated at the mid-point of the Indravati river, the drop of the Chitrakote waterfalls is about 100 ft, with the water flow reaching a staggering volume of over 1,845 cu metres per second during the monsoons. It constanty has a rainbow hovering over it. The falls are illuminated at night as well.
Photographer: Ajay Sharma
Date: March 2005
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March 2005  
Trekking on the Green Route
Location: Yedakumeri, Karnataka
Yedakumeri (also Edakumeri), a station on the railway track known as "Green Route" from Sakalesh Pura to the Subramanya Road station. This stretch of the track with length about 52+ kms has around 50+ tunnels and bridges with length upto 0.5 km and height upto few hundred meters, runs though dense green forest.
Photographer: Freya
Date: March 2005
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February 2005  
Little Rann Of Kutch
Location: Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Spanning 4,950 sq Kms. Little Rann of Kutch is flat, featureless and brown. It is one vast expanse of dry, cracking mud, which makes it a biker's paradise as one can ride just about anywhere.
Photographer: Gaurav Jani
Date: January 2005
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January 2005  
Hulivesha (Tiger dance)
Location: Mangalore, Karnataka
Hulivesha is a unique form of folk dance in Dakshina Kannada. Since the tiger is considered as the favoured carrier of Goddess Sharada, the deity in whose honour Dussehra is celebrated, this dance is performed during the Dussehra festival.
Photographer: Sanjeev Sharma
Date: October 2004
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