Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Spiti Valley, Himachal according to Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling has this to say about the Spiti Valley in Kim: 

"At last they entered a world - a valley of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the mere rubble and refuse from off the knees of the mountains... Surely the Gods live here. Beaten down by the silence and the appalling sweep of dispersal of the cloud-shadows after rain. This place is no place for men."

So True.