|Tenga river side|
We started the day at 0915 hours Odometer : 31952
|bridge on river|
1135 hours we were crossing Dirang, known for Hot water spring, which were not gonna use today :)
|An Army Camp along the way|
|At Chug Bridge, Jaya + Deepti|
|Ritu Connecting with her ancestor|
|power lines AGHHH|
|An Arunachal Village|
As we headed on rather as we josted along on the roads of Arunachal, The roads were slowly changing to unpaved roads
The last 5 years Entire Northeast has had a budget of RS 3 thousand crores for Roads, while kashmir every year gets 13 thousand crores for roads is what I gathered.
|Approching Sela pass|
at 1514 hours we are at Sela pass, 32076 km is Odometer, its is soooo cold,As we approached Sela Pass there was snow it was beginning to snow we were excited to be feeling the snow on us, the soft woolly feel of snow, is a feeling that one needs to experience on oneself
|Sela gate at the Pass|
|At Sela pass|
|The cafe at Sela to keep oneself warm|
We took out time there a good 30 minutes to soak in the site, as we prepared to start out for next phase
|The roads we travelled on|
Sela pass besides being the highest motor able road, is also the life line of Arunachal with India, The lakes are of importance to the Buddhist community I am told as Dalai Lama had come via this route.
We crossed many a froezen waterfall and icy roads
that had been cleared and were now more mush and dust as we neared jaswantgarh.
1640 hours , KM - 32095 we stopped at Jaswanthgarh for 27 minutes
Jaswant Singh Rawat ( 19 August 1941 - 17 November 1962) was an Indian rifleman soldier of
4 Garhwal Rifles, Uttarakhand who won the Maha Vir Chakra posthumously at the Battle of Nuranang
in the present day Arunachal Pradesh during the 1962 India-China war.
He was born on 19 August 1941 to Shri Guman Singh Rawat, at village Baryun, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.
The exemplary bravery shown by Jaswant Rawat was honored by building a memorial at the post where
he fought the Chinese army. The post which he held against the Chinese Army was named as Jaswant Garh. Another honor bestowed upon him is that he continues in the service even after death, he has been awarded promotions as if he is still serving the Nation
Local people around Tawang area believe that he has become a saint and his spirit protects the area.
The Indian army keeps at least half-a-dozen personnel here to take care of Rawat as if he were alive.
He is served bed tea at 4.30am, breakfast at 9 am, and dinner at 7pm.( according to Wikepedia)
Finally Tawang at 1849 hours , well past sundown.