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Near to the town of Mulbekh along the Srinagar-Leh Highway, a.k.a. National Highway 1D, is the famous Chamba Statue, a striking enormous figure carved into the rock face. It pictures a standing Maitreya Buddha or 'Buddha-to-come' carved in the 1st century...*Pre-season Jeep road trip from Delhi to Amritsar, Srinagar, Kargil, Lamayuru, Leh, Khardung La, Tso Moriri and back to Delhi in May 2010. Photo by Suzanne Lee