All the wanderlusts out there say… YAY! Are you as intrigued by the fanciful Ladakh, only to realise that by the time you get your holidays sorted to visit the place, it’s time for the highway to shut down during the Winter months? No sweat! Here is some fantastic piece of news for all you adrenaline junkies who have had Ladakh as your next trip goal for the longest time. Now all you need to do is, book your tickets… Or be that junkie you always wanted to be and drive to Ladakh, time no bar!
The cold desert region will now be accessible by a double-lane motorable road, which is completely weather-proof, from Manali in Himachal Pradesh via Zanskar in Kargil district.…. all through the 12 months! This will be the third road to Ladakh region after Srinagar-Leh and Manali via Leh routes!
Earlier, the Srinagar- Leh highway used to shut down in the winter due to heavy snow. Due to this, the area became inaccessible for a number of months. But with the double-lane road in place, you will be saved from procrastinating…. just pack off! This is touted to make things better, not just for the tourists, but also for the security of the country.
- It will most definitely hand out a strategic advantage in the Kargil region which has witnessed infiltration from the neighbouring country in 1999.
- The new route will also enhance inter-state connectivity and bring socio-economic justice for the region.
- A high point for tourism as well
An applaudable development for the region, BRO’s project Vijayak has been successful in cutting this road network by carving through the tough mountains and building this motorable road. The Lahaul Valley had been widened and turned into a motorable road by the persistent efforts of BRO men using high-end machinery.
According to a little birdie, the Darcha-Padum link will also be widened by the coming next summer when the road work will resume. So, guys now you have the access to book your tickets to Ladakh at any time of the year.
In the midst of all the questionable directives, statues, statements et al, this one is probably one of the moves that deserve a clear and standing ovation!
Ab Ladakh bhi door nahi! Plan your Winter vacations!