A few kilometers ahead of the Pass you will see the Baba ka Mandir, a venerated shrine of Major Harbhajan Singh. Singh was a soldier who in 1962 drowned in a glacier during the Indo-Chinese war. As per the army legend, Major Singh popularly known as Baba to the faujis, appeared in a fellow soldier’s dream and asked him to build a Samadhi in his name after his death. And right up to this day the army continues to send his personal belongings home every year to drop Baba home during the vacations. (A soldier from the army carries a picture of Major Singh and visits Singh’s native village of Kapurthala)
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Small although beautiful, Sikkim in the eastern Himalayas offers perfect views of the snow-capped mountain peaks, verdant valleys, rich culture, delightful cuisines and luxuriant flora & fauna. Sikkim state is landlocked borders with Nepal in west, Bhutan in the east and Tibet in the north.
We read about it in our geography books and looked at its photographs very many times; but it’s a different story altogether when you get to visit it in real. That’s Mount Kanchenjunga; the crowning glory of Sikkim. The third highest mountain in the world is a spectacle and promises to offer its splendor in grace and style.