Tracing Marco Polo’s Journey: the Silk Route

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Author: Major HPS Ahluwalia
Publisher: Niyogi Books
(Pp 236, ISBN 978-81-89-738-846)

Tracing Marco Polo’s Journey: the Silk Route“One day I will explore this region,” decided Major HPS Ahluwalia, as he stood on the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1965. It was a dream project for Ahluwalia to explore the Tibetan plateau and the mysterious land of Central Asia – the Silk Route, which he accomplished in 1994.

The book takes the readers on the fascinating and adventurous two-month trip through cities as exotic as Bukhara, Samarkand, Andhijan, Xian, Yarkand, Kashgar and Lhasa. It also takes us through grand deserts, ancient monuments and mosques, and finally the monasteries in the magnificent Himalayas. The book is alive with interesting and mesmerising pictures of their journey. The author Major HPS Ahluwalia is a famous mountaineer and an expert on the Himalayan region.

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