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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    Head Marala also known as Marala is a wildlife sanctuary not far from the Indian border in Sialkot District. Marala has by now attracted many rarities for Pakistan such as River Lapwing which was a national first. Tricoloured Munia is another first recorded there but the question of escape from...
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    Thanks. There is a reason why I do not have any bird images sadly though which will come about.
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    A trip to Islamabad which lay to the East to see my cousin was the next stop. Just before we entered the city, I looked at the terrain which was a western extension of the Potohar Plateau. Sandy broken hills and cliffs dissected by rivers and gorges tabled across the land scape. Agriculture...
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    Some more photos of Takht-i-Bahi
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    I hired a driver and a car again and headed to a place where I have long wanted to visit. Mardan Ditrict lay some 40-50km North West of my parents ancestral area and it was the home of Takht-I-Bahi, of the best preserved ancient Buddhist monasteries from the Gandhara period. In 1980 it was...
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    Some of scenes on the journey up to Srikot.
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    A solo trip exploring the surrounds of the Terbela Dam, one of the largest dams in the world was m y next trip. I hired a taxi with a driver for the day costing somewhere between £10-£20 at the most. The dam was 15-20km to the North of my ancestral area. We paid a visit to the dam first and...
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    30km to the south west and on the west of the Indus lay our next destination the following day - Manglot Wildlife Park. This nature reserve was situated on the eastern side of the Cherat Hills and the main vegetation primarily consisting of the olive trees, Acacia modesta, zizyphus nummelaria...
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    Pakistan December 2015 Trip

    Another family wedding and another visit to Pakistan. My ancestral is in the North West, a few miles East of the Indus and just south of the Himalayan foothills. It is one of the most agriculturally fertile areas in that region and the land was once marsh. It does not take me long to get out...
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