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A weavers community at work.

Dimly lit by bulbs dangling at the end of insulated wires and sunlight illuminating wooden windows, a large hall echoes with a consistent tak, tak, tak song of looms at work as the skilled hands of Himachali weavers, go about their daily business of producing a crop of traditional Himachali garments.

Shoes for all.

Buying shoes take on a different dimension underneath a brightly illuminated tent in Kullu's Dhalpur Grounds during the festival of Dusshera.

Up and down goes the ferris wheel.

Cone shaped boxes equipped with metal chairs dangle from iron links as a Ferris wheel rests in the lower Dhaplur Grounds during the early hours of a new day.

Eating out on Dusshera.

Dinning and festive revelry walks hand in hand on the streets of Kullu during the festival of Dusshera.
Spangle Papilio Protenor

Touchdown in Autumn.

A female of the Spangle Papilio Protenor species poises with stretched wings like some sleek future age plane still to be built in the days to come.

A seasonal super market.

Gods aren't the only reason for folks to collect in numbers during the Kullu Dusshera. The festival is also a seasonal super market, both visitors and businesses, hate to miss.

The well of death.

The well of death, known as 'Maut ka Kuan', is a popular attraction during the Dusshera festival held in Kullu Town's Dhalpur grounds showcasing a series of death defying stunts by experts on motorcycles.

All in the divine scheme of things.

Dusshera in Kullu differs vastly from the traditional effigy burning ceremony of the demon king Ravanna observed in the rest of North India.

The gods come to town.

Held in the month of October each year, Dusshera is Himachal’s equivalent to the Christian Carnival and celebrated with equal pomp and show

Running on time most of the time.

The Manali Mail used to be a Volvo class passenger bus that shuttled between Delhi and Manali on a regular basis. The company is said to have suspended operations since October 2015.