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The Sutlej near Poari

The Sutlej near Poari

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 883/(3)

Item number: 8833

Genre: Photograph

View along the Sutlej River valley looking towards the mountains from the 'Album of Indian Views' taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864. The river Sutlej originates from the southern slopes of the Kailash mountains, near lake Mansarovar. After a long run, parallel to the Himalayas, it finally penetrates these at Shipki pass. Later it cuts through the Zanskar range, makes a diagonal thrust through the Himalayas and blasts a deep gorge at the base of the Kinner Kailash massif. Within Kinnaur district, the Sutlej runs parallel to the Hindustan-Tibet Road. At Karcham, in Kinnaur, it is joined by the crystal clear, blue river Baspa that drains the Sangla valley.

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