The Urinals of Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi is a town located in Northeastern India, near the border with the Tibet portion of China

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This picture was sent in by PA. He writes: "I found this urinal in Uttarkashi, India about 2 years back (Oct 2004). Could not stop myself from observing how small it is. Uttarkashi is a town situated on the pilgrimage route to 'Gangotri'."

Here is some background information on Gangotri: "Gangotri is a town and a nagar panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 10,100 ft. Gangotri, the source of the river Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga from Devprayag onwards where it meets Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, which is further 18 km trek along the Gangotri glacier."