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Jun 30, 2014

View of the Bunderpunch Peak in Yamunotri - Himalayas 1860's

View of the Bunderpunch Peak in Yamunotri - Himalayas 1860's

Bunderpoonch peak was named after the legend that Hanuman, the Monkey God, after setting the city of Lanka on fire with his burning tail, extinguished the flame on his tail here, hence the name Bunderpunch (monkey tail). Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna river which emerges from a frozen lake of ice and glaciers on the Kalinda Parvat at an altitude of 4421 meters.

Source: British Library
Photographer: Samuel Bourne