India 1973 - Golden Temple, MacCloud Ganj, Dharamsala and Taj Mahal - Alan Dodds Photography

India 1973 - Amritsar, MacCloud Ganj, Dharamsala and Taj Mahal

This is a pictorial story of a trip to India in 1973. For anyone who has been to India in the 21st century, these images show a marked contrast to present day India

We first travel north to Amritsar to find it is Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. We anticipated a quite walk around the lake with the Golden Temple in its centre and instead find it really crowded and full of worshipers. Amazing

In MacCloud Ganj we stay at the Tibetan Library and have an audience with His Holiness the Dali Lama. After three months we travel along the Himalaya's and down to the Taj Mahal and on to Nepal.

Click on an image to enlarge