“Happy landings” – a great phrase used on the Indian airways as a sign off.
Our 9 hour flight today got us from the West coast of India to the East Coast, across Bangladesh, into the Darjeeling and finally into Myanmar – formally Burma. Despite being hazy flight – and needing to fly for a lot of the flight at 13 000 feet – to gain range – it was fairly clear – and so – we got to see a big part of this world.
Flying across India – I took photos along the way to show the terrain. One common feature – until Calcutta – the dry dry long river beds.
Another dry river bed – further east in India over a river bed
Another dry river bank and bridge further along In
Crops of India
Flying over Calcutta
Flying into Bangladesh and the Delta.
The Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is the world’s largest delta and empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the most fertile regions in the world – and so has the nickname the Green Delta. A large part of the nation of Bangladesh live on this delta and depend on it for their livelihood.
Flying over the Chin Hills of Myanmar
Flying into the farmland of Myanmar
Turning final into Mandalay, Myanmar
Being met by a very friendly and helpful group in Mandalay and fuelling up the plane.
We will be here until Monday.
And a good Easter weekend to you all.