When the intensity of India’s summer in the northern plains pushes people to cooler regions, the Far North beckons. Offering stunning mountain views, refreshing climates and sanctuaries where the faithful pay homage to their gods and live according to ancient custom.
Our photographer Nikhil Gawde takes you there.
This photo essay first appeared in The Unbound Way, an independent travel magazine produced by India Unbound. All images and content are copyright.