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North East to North West
North East to North West
Photos that show India's specatcular and varied terrain and peoples along and on both sides of the Himalaya- from the North East to the North West. Life and relics of the past are also shown. All photos by Romesh Bhattacharji. For suggestions, comments and enquiries e mail: rbhatto@yahoo.co.in
The Kangra railway line 
 
This fascinating narrow gauge railway line was built in the 1920s to carry machinery, by the British contractor, who was responsible for building the Hydro Electric Power Station in Jogindernagar a few kms to the right from where this photograph was taken. At that time it was to produce 2 MW which was considered enough to supply all of undivided Punjab- a part of which is now in Pakistan. It now produces 30 MW. A dramatic ride in an open trolley takes one to Barot from where the waters of the river Uhl are diverted through pipes and tunnels to produce electricity.