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East India (Kolkata, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Lachen)

Stock Images By Jackie Bourn

Photographs from 3 cities in East India (Kolkata, Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong)and surrounding area

New bridge over the Hoogley River
Barges on the Hoogley River
Boats on the Hoogley River
Workers on scaffolding cleaning Victoria Memorial,
Street store beside the Hoogley River
Woman at Flower Market
Flower Market in Kolkata
Flower Market in Kolkata
Darjeeling Tea plantation
Darjeeling Tea factory
Weighing tea at a tea plantation
Red panda in zoo cage
Road repairs north of Darjeeling on road to Lachen
Small settlement at check point going north from D
Small settlement at check point going north from D
Lachen village in Sikkim
Monestary and village of Lachen, Sikkim
Flags and wood store in Lachen village, Sikkim
Lachen village with monastery in background
Prayer flags on Iron bridge at Zema, Sikkim
Young child looking pensive at village above Zema
Tista River on drive down from Lachen
Fish shop, Darjeeling
Train light on Darjeeling toy train
Train at Ghoom station, Darjeeling
Train and traffic in Darjeeling
Women and prayer wheels
View from Kalimgpong
Orchids at Rumtek Monastery
Rumtek Monastery near Gangtok
Prayer wheels and monk at Tharpa Choling Gompa
A red rhododendron flower



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Photo Information for East India (Kolkata, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Lachen)

Photo 1. New bridge over the Hoogley River There are two bridges over the river in Kolkata, the new and the old, this is the new bridge over the Hoogley River (Ganges River mouth)(ref:B047_014)

Photo 2. Barges on the Hoogley River Barges tied to buoy on the Hoogley River (mouth of the Ganges) Kolkata India (ref:B047_011)

Photo 3. Boats on the Hoogley River Small local boats on the Hoogley River (mouth of the Ganges) Kolkata India (ref:B047_010)

Photo 4. Workers on scaffolding cleaning Victoria Memorial, Workers on scaffolding (quite often made of bamboo)cleaning high up on the Victoria Memorial, Kolkata (ref:B047_007)

Photo 5. Street store beside the Hoogley River The Banks of the Hoogly river (Ganges river mouth) in Kolkata is lined with street stall, this one was built into the tree (ref:B047_013)

Photo 6. Woman at Flower Market The flower market in Kolkata was crowded with buyers many of them women (ref:B047_016)

Photo 7. Flower Market in Kolkata The flower market in Kolkata is crowded with rows of traders with bags of flowers and petals (ref:B047_015a)

Photo 8. Flower Market in Kolkata The flower market in Kolkata is crowded with rows of traders with bags of flowers and petals (ref:B047_017)

Photo 9. Darjeeling Tea plantation Tea bushes (a relative of the azalea) are grown in tea plantations around the hill resort of Darjeeling (ref:B047_025)

Photo 10. Darjeeling Tea factory A tea factory in the outskirts of the hill resort town of Darjeeling(ref:B047_030_)

Photo 11. Weighing tea at a tea plantation Some tea plantations around Darjeeling are managed on a co-operative basis, workers who pick the tea are paid by how much they pick (ref:B047_047)

Photo 12. Red panda in zoo cage Red panda peering through wire of cage in Darjeeling zoo (ref:B047_040)

Photo 13. Road repairs north of Darjeeling on road to Lachen The roads north in the mountains from Darjeeling are often cut by landslides and are perpetually repaired by road teams(ref:B047_058)

Photo 14. Small settlement at check point going north from D A small settlement at the check point en route north from Darjeeling to to Lachen (ref:B047_061)

Photo 15. Small settlement at check point going north from D A small settlement at the check point en route north from Darjeeling to to Lachen(ref:B047_060)

Photo 16. Lachen village in Sikkim The small buddist village of Lachen, the toilets are constructed over small waterways running through the village (ref:B047_067)

Photo 17. Monestary and village of Lachen, Sikkim The small buddist village of Lachen has it's own buddist monestary which overlooks the village (ref:B047_068)

Photo 18. Flags and wood store in Lachen village, Sikkim Buddist prayer flags in the early morning light along side a stack of wood prepared for winter (ref:B047_069)

Photo 19. Lachen village with monastery in background Lachen village has may colourful houses, each stacked with woodpiles, in the background above all the houses in the monastery (ref:B047_071)

Photo 20. Prayer flags on Iron bridge at Zema, Sikkim One of the many Iron bridges with prayer flags fluttering in the wind in Sikkim (ref:B047_083)

Photo 21. Young child looking pensive at village above Zema A young child looking pensive while sitting on sacking outside the village home (ref:B047_091)

Photo 22. Tista River on drive down from Lachen Tista River on the steep drive down from Lachen to Kalimpong, Sikkim, India (ref:B049_447)

Photo 23. Fish shop, Darjeeling A fish shop in a small opening on the pavement at the side of the steet (ref:B049_466a)

Photo 24. Train light on Darjeeling toy train Train light on the toy train in Darjeeling, India (ref:B049_471)

Photo 25. Train at Ghoom station, Darjeeling Train at Ghoom station which is the highest station at 2222m on the toy train line (built between 1879 and 1881) Darjeeling, India(ref:B049_472)

Photo 26. Train and traffic in Darjeeling Train and traffic along the toy train line (built between 1879 and 1881)in Darjeeling, India (ref:B049_464)

Photo 27. Women and prayer wheels Women and prayer wheels at the Tharpa Choling Gompa of the Gelukpa order ( which is led by the Dalai Lama), Kalimpong, West Bengal Hills, Northern India(ref:B049_460a)

Photo 28. View from Kalimgpong Looking down the misty valley early in the morning Kalimpong, West BengalIndia (ref:B049_456)

Photo 29. Orchids at Rumtek Monastery Orchids growing in the yard of the Rumtek Monastery near Gangtok, Sikkim India (ref:B049_452)

Photo 30. Rumtek Monastery near Gangtok Rumtek Monastery near Gangtok, Sikkim India (ref:B049_451)

Photo 31. Prayer wheels and monk at Tharpa Choling Gompa Prayer wheels and monk at Tharpa Choling Gompa of the Gelukpa order ( which is led by the Dalai Lama), Kalimpong, West Bengal Hills, Northern India (ref:B054_459)

Photo 32. A red rhododendron flower A red rhododendron flower in the rhododendron forest on the Green Lake trek to Kangchenjunga base camp, Sikkim India (ref:B049_433)