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Tea Estates
Location: Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. The word "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams - Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala - join here.
Photographer: Biju Nair
Date: August 2003
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Heavy life for tribals
Location: Palakkad, Kerala
Besides timber, firewood and green manure, the forests around Palakkad produce honey, medicinal herbs, spices etc. which are collected by the tribals.
Photographer: Biju Nair
Date: June-July 2004
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Waterfall
Location: Munnar, Kerala
One of the numerous waterfalls enroute Munnar.
Photographer: Biju Nair
Date: August 2003
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Chang pa Nomads
Location: Phobrang

Living at an altitude of 14,000 to 16,000 feet in the inhospitable terrain and long winters of Changthang, Chang-pa graze sheep. The small wollen hair (Pashm) from these sheep serves as raw material for the famous Pashmina shawls.

Photographer: Gaurav Jani
Date: June-July 2004
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Hemis Fair
Location: Hemis Monastery, Leh
Monks performing "Cham" (Mask Dance). The costumes are made especially for the fair and are only worn only once in twelve years. Cham is a religious ritual, but to boost up tourism it is promoted as a festival where thousands come to see lamas dance.
Photographer: Gaurav Jani
Date: June-July 2004
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Thanka painting of Guru Padmasambhava
Location: Hemis Monastery, Leh
The Monkey year fair comes once in 12 years. One of the most sacred objects to see this year is the four-storey thanka painting of Guru Padmasambhava. The thanka is a patchwork of silk cloth of various colours. It was prepared in 1750 - 1760 by Rgyalsras Mipham Tsewang.
Photographer: Gaurav Jani
Date: June-July 2004
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