Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sela Pass





Sela Pass is the second higest motorable road in the world. It's named after Sela, who apparently was the girlfriend of an Indian army soldier Jaswant Singh. In the 1962 war Jaswant was killed at this place. Story goes, Sela used to bring him supplies and help him. She killed herself after Jaswant's death.

Another version( from the web): The hill in the background is called Sela Top in memory of Sela who (during the 1962 War) took Chinese soldiers to its top on the pretext of showing Jaswant Singh ( Indian Army Jawan); and from there she pushed the Chinese soldiers down killing all of them; she also committed suicide before being shot by others. Jaswant was the soldier who stood his fort alone against the Chinese. Finally he was caught but he shot himself before the Chinese soldiers could take him. Jaswant Ghat is the place in his memory.



7 comments:

shonedeep said...

Very nice, as always. How about some images of Tawang monastery (minus the Bongs please)

randomrandom said...

thanks. yes they were there in hordes...moving with utensils and LPG gas cylinders above tata sumos...the horror! the horror!

Penelope Gan said...

not bad ... but definitely need classes from me!
:p

randomrandom said...

sure ..then you can pass on the skills :) ....and all the tips from those dollar workshops you do with those obscenly huge cameras

Beq said...

Tis a beautiful beautiful place. Lovely pics

randomrandom said...

thanks beq...it is a lovely place..just the roads are almost non-existent

Ratika said...

Beautiful story of Sela (Version 1).
'Many rough terrains have seen such stories prosper and die. Who can reveal them more beautifully except the breathing soul of the mighty earth.' hmm (Sorry, got carried away) :) V nice pics...