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Silk Road from Leh towards Kargil and Gyal

Meditation caves at Gyal Monastery

The Silk Road from Leh towards Kargil and Gyal Tomorrow we’ll drive on one of the Silk Road routes from Leh towards Kargil stopping at the roadhead by the village of Gyal where we’ll begin our trek. Today it’s preparation

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The Silk Road: Pangong Tso and Changtang

Pangong Tso

The Silk Road: Pangong Tso and the Changtang 21st August 2017 An early start for our drive from Leh to Pangong Tso, the lake that straddles the India/Tibet China border in the region known as Changtang, which the Silk Road

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Images from the Silk Road | Leh, Ladakh

Monks on market street, Leh,Ladakh

Images from the Silk Road town of Leh, Ladakh August 2017. Ladakh’s only real town is Leh. Leh, at an altitude of 3500 metres, is an old trading town on the Silk Road that linked India with the Chang Tang and

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The Silk Road – 12th Century Buddhist Art

12th Century Buddhist Cave Paintings at Saspol, Ladakh

The Silk Road – 12th Century Buddhist Art in Ladakh Ladakh – Little Tibet! Good to be back in Leh with its friendly greeting of “Jullay!”.  Or even Jullay, jullay, jullay. As many jullays as you like, a delightful word

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The Silk Road – Return to Ladakh

Leh shop signs, More Junk Upstairs

The Silk Road – Return to Ladakh Inauspicious starts to our trip to Ladakh: Chinese and Indian troops had a stone throwing altercation on the shores of Pangong Tso, the lake that is partly in India and partly in disputed

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Return to the Silk Road

Old Town, Leh, seen from the Royal Palace

Return to the Silk Road August 2017, we’re heading off to the old Silk Road town of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. The Silk Road had numerous off shoots and Leh was a major Himalayan town on the Central Asian caravan routes

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Indian Miniature Paintings

Indian Miniature Painting of two Dancers

Indian Miniature Paintings We’ve just come back from a short trip around Rajasthan looking at a couple of towns we’ve not seen before and I’ve come to appreciate an art form I’ve never taken much interest in. Indian Miniature Paintings. When

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Silk Road Gallery

Krishna Embroidery | Silk Road Gallery

Silk Road Gallery News for April 2017 – we’ve opened a new showroom for our collection called the Silk Road Gallery and we’d be delighted to see you there. The Gallery is in a converted stable block in Sheffield’s popular

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Indian Miniatures,Textiles & Stepwells

Stepwell at Neemrana

Indian Miniatures, Stepwells and Vintage Textiles We’re just back from a whirlwind tour of small towns in Rajasthan, Indian’s colourful desert state of ancient forts. We’ve been in search of Indian miniature paintings and beautiful textiles and also something that’s fascinated

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Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

Trekking in Zanskar

Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar We’ve just returned from the wonderful landscape and culture of Ladakh and Zanskar, a Buddhist region in northern India sandwiched between Kashmir and Tibet. It’s an ancient culture often called Little Tibet, a high altitude desert

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