The Indus River has embedded itself in the History of the Sub Continent of India.

In fact the name of a country, India is derived from the River Indus.

frozen river
First Glimpse of the River Indus near Leh, Ladakh

I had goosebumps as I viewed the River Indus for the first time ,through a wall of Rocks and Willows.

The Ancient Indus Valley Civilization ( 3500-5000 Bc) developed on the banks of this Magnificent and Powerful River.

through the rocks
Picture taken from the window of our Car

Buddhist Prayer Flags flutter revealing the River Indus which originates from the Tibetan Plateau near the Holy Lake Mansarover or the mythological abode of Lord Shiva.

indus and buddhist flags
Originating from Glaciers in the Himalayas

The River Zanskar merges with  the River Indus in  Ladakh before it  flows into the state of Sindh in Pakistan.

Incidentally the River Indus is called “Sindhu” in Hindi and that is from where the name of the state of Sind in Pakistan is derived.

mountain river
The River Indus has been witness to the History of this Ancient Land

The River Indus or Sindhu River is the Cradle  for a region which is perhaps the one of the Oldest Civilizations of the World.

Rivers are Enchanting as they reveal the History of Man  going back to thousands of years.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

49 thoughts on “ORIGIN OF INDIA”

  1. So beautiful… The weather seems so clear and bright… River is great and I know how meaningful for your country and also for Himalaya… The colours of the mountains, with the sky so beautiful dear Mukul, Thank you, you almost make me to travel through your photographs. Snow doesn’t seem so much, even it is not we used to see… Is it normal during this time of year? And dear, yes, the oldest Civilizations of the World. How exciting. Thank you again, Love, nia

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  2. I read this beautiful book some time ago. I think you may like it. Lovely photos.
    Review: Empires of the Indus by Alice Albinia | Books | The …
    http://www.theguardian.com › Arts › Books › Guardian first book award 2008
    Jul 25, 2008 – Review: Empires of the Indus by Alice Albinia Kevin Rushby finds beauty and hope among the horrors along the banks of the Indus.

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  3. Okay, so in a nutshell… if I stay on your blogs, admiring all you have here… I won’t be doing any work! 😉 Awesome… and okay, so the above is not just reciprocal for stopping by. What spectacular photos and info you have here. Thank you for bringing this beautiful world at my fingertips.

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