Sela Pass - Tourist Places of Arunachal Pradesh

About Sela Pass

Sela Pass picturesque location, it is ideal for tourists. A panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen from here. At 13,715 feet above sea level, this is the most visited places in the entire Arunachal Pradesh. The drive to the pass is scenic.

How to Reach

By Road: Hire a car or bus to Bomdila or Dirang. It is better to take a jeep from there to visit this high altitude. 
By Train: You can go there by Guwahati which is well connected to other cities via rail and Flights.

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  • When to visit
  • The ideal time to visit the picturesque Sela pass starts from March to October.

  • What to eat
  • Attractions
  • - Sela Lake which is often semi frozen
    - Madhuri Lake where Madhuri Dixit danced on a song in the film Koyla
    - Tawang war memorial, JaswantGarh 
    - Nuranang falls & RegyalingGompa

  • The Story of Sela Pass
  • Sela was a local girl who loved Jaswant, an Indian soldier against her father’s wishes. During the Indo-China war, Jaswant Singh fought the Chinese for three days by fooling them while Sela brought him ammunition and food from the camp.
    Jaswant single handedly fought with the chinese army, Jaswant positioned himself on a hill top in a long trench and placed rifles to give an impression that the entire army was behind him. Finally he was betrayed by Sela’s father and was captured and beheaded by the Chinese. Sela in agony committed suicide by jumping from a hillock. Sela Pass at 13,700 feet named after her.

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