From September of this year, devotees will have the opportunity to visit Mount Kailash, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, from the Indian territory. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has already commenced the construction of a road, approximately six and a half kilometers long, stretching from KMVN Huts in Nabhidhang, Pithoragarh district, to the Lipulekh pass on the India-China border. The project is expected to be completed by September. Once the road is finished, a ‘Kailash View Point’ will be established along the route.
The responsibility of developing the ‘Kailash View Point’ has been entrusted to the Hirak Project by the Indian government. Vimal Goswami, Chief Engineer of BRO’s Diamond Project, reported that significant progress has been made in the road-cutting work, and with favorable weather conditions, it is anticipated to be completed as scheduled.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the Kailash-Mansarovar yatra through the Lipulekh Pass was postponed and has not yet resumed. In response to the prolonged delay, the Indian government has been diligently working to create an alternative pathway for the devotees to reach Mount Kailash.