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Intelligent birds. Bad human students.

A Rose Ringed Parakeet balances high on a tree for breakfast in the outskirts of Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh, India. Parakeets are claimed to have the highest voice clarity among all other species in the parrot family.

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

Independence day in the valley.

A parade ends.DHALPUR GROUNDS, KULLU VALLEY, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA. In clothes wet with Himalayan rain, a squad of uniforms sporting ceremonial head turbans and semi-automatic...