The Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra, which is one of the most important pilgrimages in India, could soon see pilgrims arriving to the holy spot in cars. According to latest reports, the border road from Gatiabagar to Lipulekh is all ready to get upgraded into a metal one, a project that is going to cost INR 60 crore. This was announced by Minster Ajay Bhatt.
The pilgrimage is open every year between June to September, and pilgrims have the option to choose between two routes. One that goes through Uttarakhand’s Lipulekh Pass, while the other goes through Sikkim’s Nathu La Pass. Mount Kailash holds special significance for Hindus as it is the abode of Lord Shiva.
The announcement for this new road was made by Bhatt at a religious festival in Pithoragarh district’s Gunji village. The metalled road will not only be helpful for tourists, but will also help defence personnel reach border outposts much quicker.
The Minister spoke at the festival, and said, “In the coming days, this area…