Sela Pass

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    Location: 790105

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours.

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    Sela Pass has located 78 km from Tawang and 340 km from Guwahati in Assam. It is unique and special, as it crosses a sub-range of the Himalayas and acts as a connecting point, between Tawang and the rest of India. Because of the extreme climate, the vegetation is scanty at Sela Pass. During winters, the Sela Lake freezes and is a sight to behold. It is believed to flow into the Nuranang waterfall that finally meets the Tawang River.


    The breathtaking place in Arunachal Pradesh is a high-altitude mountain pass Se-La, with La denoting Pass being a must-visit attraction.  you can experience a slice of heaven on earth here. Its cool environs and adrenaline height are simply spellbinding and This popular tourist attraction is seldom jam-packed with fluffy snow lovers, undoubtedly in Sela Pass. You can notice a pool of clouds covering the gaps between mountains. Its snow-clad mountains and shimmering pine trees covered in sprinkle flakes will give you a goal to keep traveling amidst the best destinations of Mother Nature. It is one of the top attractions of the town.


    Sela Pass landscape image.

    There is an interesting story behind the name of the Sela Pass. ‘Se La’ itself translates to Se Pass because La means Pass. According to legend, a brave and valiant Indian Army sepoy called Jaswant Singh Rawat single-handedly protected the open borders against a planned Chinese invasion Had it not been for the indiscrete courage shown by Sepoy Rawat, India would have been annexed by the Chinese forces in the battle of 1962 when China attacked India through the unmanned borders of Arunachal Pradesh. A tribal woman from a nearby village named Sela would religiously keep Sepoy Rarwat stocked with food and water while he kept enemy forces at bay. One morning when she arrived at her usual meeting point, she was shell shocked to see the lifeless body of the gallant soldier who had died protecting his country and immediately committed suicide It is after her that the pass has been named Sela Pass.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Biker wearing safety gears at mountain top with bright blue sky at day image is taken at sela pass.

    The whole view of This place is amazing. People from different places come to visit this place. You can experience a piece of heaven here. Being a popular destination to visit, you can visit the Sela Lake and experience a breathtaking view of the snow-clad mountains and also You can also experience the famous silk route on your way to the is also called Paradise Lake because of its appeal and beauty. It is worth visiting.

    Opening Hours

    Everyday at 8am.

    Entry & Others Fees

    Free for all.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Bagdogra International Airport is the nearest airport from This place So after reach there you can take rickshaw or taxi to reach the place.

    By Rail: Katihar Junction is the nearest railway from this place. So after reach there you can take any transport to reach there.

    By Road: It is the easiest way ever. If you are neighborhood this place then you take a rickshaw or walk tp reach the place.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag Where you carry all the essential things of your.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes,  it is allowed.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit this place? 

    Ans: November to February is considered the best time to visit Sela Pass.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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