Defence minister inaugurates Link Road to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

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News:The Defence Minister has inaugurated the Link Road which connects the Dharchula to Lipulekh Pass (China Border) known as Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Route.

Facts:

  • Kailash Manasarovar Yatra(KMY): It is known for its religious value and cultural significance to Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva and also for the Jains and the Buddhists.
  • It is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs with the support of the state governments of Uttarakhand, Delhi and Sikkim and the cooperation of Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP). 
  • The Yatra passes through two different routes: Lipulekh Pass and Nathu La Pass.

Additional Facts:

  • Nathu la Pass:It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
  • Lipulekh Pass: It is located close to the tri junction of Uttarakhand (India), China and Nepal.