Sunday, June 18, 2006

Safar Sikkim Ka : Changu Jheel, Nathu -La & Baba Mandir

Agli subah pata chala ki bhari barish aur chattanon (rocks) ke khisakne se Nathu-La ka rasta band ho gaya hai. Man hi man mayoos huye ki itne paas aakar bhi Sino-Indian border ko nahin dekh paye. Par baarish ne jahan Nathu-La jane mein badha utpannna kar di thi ( created hinderance) to wahin ye bhi sunishchit (assured) kar diya tha ki humein sikkim ki barfeeli wadiyon ke darshan ho hee jayenge. Isi khushi ko man mein sanjoye huye hum Changu or Tsomgo lake chal pade. Bhutiya mein Tsomgo ka matlan “Origin point of lake” hota hai. 3780m yani takreeban 12000 ft par isthit (located) Changu Lake, Gangtok se keval 40 km doori par hai.
Gangtok se nikalte hi Devdar ke hare bhare junglon (forest) ne humara zordaar swagat kiya. Kam doori ka ye matlab bhi tha ki raste bhar ki chadhai steep thi. 30 km ki doori tay karne ke baad raaste ke donon taraf barf ke dher dikhne lage. Maidanon mein rahne wale hum jaise logon ke liye barf ki chadar mein lipte in parvaton ko itne kareeb se dekh paana apne aap mein ek sukhad anubhooti thi. Par ye to abhi suruaat thi. Changu jheel ke paas humein aage ki barf ka muqabla karne ke liye ghutnon tak lambe jooton aur dastaanon ka suraksha kavach (protection gear) pahnana pada.

Darasal humein Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir yani Baba mandir tak jana tha jo ki Nathu-La aur Jelep –La ke beech isthit hai. Ye mandir 23rd Punjab Regiment ke ek jawan ki yaad mein banaya gaya hai. Baba Mandir ki bhi
ek alag rochak kahani hai jiski charcha haal-philhal mein humare media ne bhi ki thi.
Changu se 10 km door hum Nathu-La ke is pravesh dwar (entry gate) ki bagal se gujre. Humare guide ne bataya ki samne wale pahad ke theek peeche China ka ilaaqa shuru ho jata hai. Man hi man kalpana kee ki Red Army kaisi dekhti hogi. Waise bhi iske siwaay koyi chaaraa bhi to na tha.
Thodi hi der mein hum Baba Mandir ke paas the. Sailaaniyon ki zabardast bheed wahan pahle se maujood thi. Mandir ke charon taraf shwet (white) rang mein doobi barf hi barf thi. Uff kya rang bikhera tha prakriti (nature) ne---
Oopar aakaash ki adbhut neelima aur jameen par barf ki doodhiya chaadar----bas man apne aapko ismein vileen (absorb) kar dene ko chahta tha. In anmol lamhon ko qaid kar hum barf ke bilkul kareeb jaa pahunche.
Humne ghante bhar jee bhar ke barf mein uchal-kood machayi. Oonchayi tak slope ke against girte padte chadhe aur phir neeche ki oor phisle. Ab phisalne se barf bhi pighli. Kapdon ki kayi tahon ke andar hone ki wazah se hum is baat se anjaan bane rahe ki pighalti barf dheere dheere andar rasta bana rahi hai. Jaise hi is pighalti barf ne kapdon ki antim tah ko paaar kiya humein vastuisthiti (reality) ka gyan (knowledge) hua aur hum apni gadi ki taraf lapke. Kuch der tak humari kya haalat rahi wo aap samajh hi gaye honge. Khair wapasi mein bhojan ke liye punah (again) ruke. Yahan humne Sikkim ki special dish ki special dish MOMO ka swad chakha.
Bhojan kar ke bahar nikle to dekha ki ye susajjit (well dressed) Yaak apne sath tasweer lene ke liye palkein bichaye humari prakteeksha kar raha hai.:) Ab humein bhi is Yaak ka dil dukhana achcha nahin laga so khade ho gaye baju mein tek laga kar. Nateeja aapke saamne hai.:p
Agla din Gangtok mein bitaya humara aakhiri din tha. Kya ghata humare sath aakhiri din. Kaise vaapsi ki train miss hote hote rah gayi ye detail agle hisse mein…

देवनागरी में पढ़ने हेतु यहाँ क्लिक करें ।

7 comments:

Dawn....सेहर said...

Ye Momo kya hai..itna vistaar poorvak sab bata rahe ho to phir...ye bhi bataate chalte :P

Haan waise Yaak se saath acche lag rahe ho ;) kisi hero se kam nahi haan :P

The first pic is deadly...I liked it too!

Cheers

akhil said...

Safed saari me chhupi "mother nature" ka saadapan saaf chhalak rahaa hai. Aur aapne jab army ki baat ki to mujhe atalji ki "oonchai" yaad aa gayi. Kuchh aisa hi description kiya hai oonche pahaaron ka unhone bhi. :)

Manish said...

Are kuch prashna jaan boojh kar anuttarit chor diye jate hain ! Taki padhne wala pooch hi le :p

Momo Sikkim ki ek dish hai jo ab sare bharat mein popular ho rahi hai. Veg MOMO mein maide ko goonth lete hai aur uske khol mein bareek kati sabziyon ko steam cook karte hain. Generally ise kisi chatni ke sath serve kiya jata hai.

Shukriya tasweer pasand karne ke liye mujhe to laga tha tumhein YAAK jyada pasand aayeha :p

Manish said...

Akhil Atal ji ko to pahadon pe khas sukoon milta hai. Apne karya kaal mein bhi vo Manali ki khoobsurat wadiyon mein jana nahin bhoolte the.
Barf mein maza to bahut aaya par ek baat ye gaur kee ki barf se dhake pahad chahe kahin bhi dekho ek jaise hi dikhte hain. Wahi agar hariyali ho to kuch na kuch naya dekhne ko milta hi rahta hai :)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Lagta hai aisa hee momo yahan bhi khaya hai shayad naam alagh ho...! Haan Yaak ke saath hee to hero lag rahe ho samjha karo yaar :D
kiddin
Acche lag rahe ho...maintain it!
Cheers

illusion said...

Sikkim ka safar jaari hai...seems like a documentary shot and shown in parts....guide saab...ab kahaan le jayenge?

Manish said...

Tilism Ab wapas ghar le jayenge :) Chaliyega?