In the second week of December, 2011, we went out to explore the Western Region of Saiha which remains cut-off for most part of the year owing to incessant rains and consequent bad and muddy roads. Once, the monsoon season gets over, the repair season starts and thus after letting concerned agencies to repair the road we set on our tour to Phura, Palak, Lomasu, Lodaw, Lungpuk villages. We were still unsure about connectivity, but were assured by the people that to reach Lomasu, we have to walk a little bit which we seem was around 2-3 kms, not much for me but considering the company of my small daughter and SP Saiha, it seems to be little challenging, more so in darkness with stones spread over what we call road and that too on a steep slope. However, it was a good walking in the company of my daughter when she was singing her newly leanrt A B C D.... We reached Lomasu in complete dark with handheld kerosene lit mashals(torches).
|My Team Getting Ready for Sail|
It was next day when we set out for a mesmerizing boat ride in the river Beino (Kolodyne) from Lomasu to Lodaw and to Saphaw which has the Castle of River Beino.
|Entry to the Castle|
|The Main Gateway|
|The Imposing Personal Room with Tall Guards|
|Our Navigator taking us into Castle|
|A Large Army outside Castle|
|The magnificent one|
|See the Reflections|
The castle is simply superb. A geological creation and needs exploration. Its beauty cant be seen through these photos but can be felt only by going there. It is just 15 mins motor boat ride from Lodaw village. The road to Lodaw village is nearing its completion now, so it can be visited anytime during lean water season. It is said to be a cursed castle (??? cant verify).
See it, feel it and share it...