A traffic jam near Rohtang Pass, Manali, India
I passed through the Rohtang pass (a little more than 50 km from Manali) on my way to Leh. We had started at 2 am from Manali and when we reached the Rohtang Pass, an hour or two later, the place was bewitching. As far as the eye could see, there was snow and silence. A narrow road passed through it and I thought I would like to visit it on its own.
I passed through it again while coming back from Leh. This time it was 11.00 am in the morning and I could not recognize the place. As far as the eye could see there were vehicles parked all over the place and temporary tents selling food have sprung up everywhere. The Pass was crowded and as we Indians litter like maniacs, the place was beyond recognition. The views in the distance were still as beautiful but I am not sure that I will enjoy it much.
P.S. I have a new member in my family, a little niece who came on this earth on July 30, 2005. I will be catching up with the internet world as soon as possible.