Sind River at Gugandair, below Sonamerg
Photographer: Burke, John
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a view looking up the River Sind towards the mountains at Gagangair, near Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John Burke in the 1860s, from the Edward Molyneux Collection: 'Album of Indian Photographs'. Sonamarg ('Path of Gold') is located near Srinagar in the north of Kashmir, near Ladakh. The Sind is a tributary of the River Jhelum, and runs through the Sind Valley. The source of the Sind is traditionally considered to be the sacred Lake Gangbal on Harmukh Mountain. The river flows for sixty miles and joins the Jhelum at Lake Anchar at Ganderbal entering through a swampy delta.