Once upon a planet, there were, approximately, two kinds of folk. The first cannot be separated from home and hearth for all the goodies in the world, and the second could not be kept off the road, for whatever reason. (Yes, some there were – like me – who oscillated like pendulums between these two ends – but that is another story!)
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)
Budget travel in Kerala – Kumily / Periyar
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