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Rakchham is at an altitude of 2900 meters approx 10,000 ft above sea level. It is a relatively unknown place, located midway between Sangla and Chitkul – the last Indian village before the Tibet Border. The beauty of this small village with a population of 800 is heavenly.
At first glance Rakchham will seem to be a place out from the past – no newspapers, no post office, no internet, no police station, no wine shop, no market – just a couple of shop selling very basic necessities. The place however is blessed with crops, abundant water, and natural beauty. The place is absolutely free of any form of crime. It got the Preseidential Medal in 2008 for the most picturesque and well maintained village in India for that year. If left to me it would have got that award every year :-)
The people of Rakchham are mostly nomadic and known as 'Kinnauris'. The men normally tend to the herd of cows and sheep while the women do the farming as also house work. The people of Rakchham migrate every six months during winter to lower levels and again return during April to sow seeds and tend to crops

The picture does not show the village, but the view the inhabitants get to enjoy every morning.
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  • Copyright: Subho Banerjee (Subhogen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 411 W: 14 N: 908] (4065)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-15
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/12.5, 1/400 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 0:30
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