5 Attractions You Must Explore In Tawang
By: Pinki Sat, 30 May 2020 5:37:55
An extensive place filled with natural beauty, also has an essence of Buddhism in its air. Set at a height of 3,800 meters, Tawang has a scenic view which makes you think about how beautiful nature can be. Well, not to my amusement but Tawag has been a bollywood favourite and the first song that was shit here was from the film Koyla starring ShahRukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Interesting, right?
Well the place has been the top choice of tourists and I have no second thoughts about why this destination should not be in your must-see places while you plan a trip to Arunachal Pradesh. Read along to know what places you should explore while your stay in Tawang but before that first you should know about when to visit.
Best Time to Visit: Since Tawang is a hilly-region, therefore, it is not an all-season destination. But why are we even talking about that, so let me tell you the best season and months to visit Tawang.
* Sela Pass
Standing amidst the glorious Himalayans, Sela Pass has been successful in alluring tourists over the world. Elevated at 4170 metres this pass is known as the highest motorable pass around the world. A must-visit attraction of Arunachal Pradesh, this pass is an experience of heaven on earth itself. A scenic of clouds covering the gaps between the mountains is something one would relish for life. Interestingly, this pass is open all seasons and is closed only when some natural calamity takes place like landslides. Also, Sela Pass is near to Tezpur (257.6 km), Guwahati (340 km) and Tawang town (78 km).
* Chag Zam Bridge
Built by the disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Chag Zam Bridge depicts the excellence of Tangton Gyalpo. This bridge exists between Kipti and Mukto and has been there for around 600 years. This architectural brilliance is a simple example of how beautiful the other 100 bridges he built in the Himalayas.
* Shonga-tser Lake
A perfect example of how nature works, Shonga-tser lake is sight that has to be relished forever. The lake after an earthquake hit the region in 1971 making various boulders and trees fall in a certain region. This lake is also famous for the fact that the other name of this lake is after Madhuri Dixit. Yes! The lake is also known as Madhuri lake because it is that exact spot where she shot a song from the bollywood flick- Koyla. Apart from being a bollywood top choice, this lake is also a famous tourist attraction of Tawang.
* Pengateng Tso Lake
One of the most surreal lakes of India, Pengateng Tso Lake is an explorer’s dream come true. Located 17 km away from Tawang, this lake has been in a high demand of tourists. But this lake is not just about being a tourist destination rather it holds a religious importance too. Many a times, people try not to let tourists be near the lake just because of they are scared that they might pollute the lake. While you are planning a trip to Tawang, don’t forget to visit here.
* Bum La Pass
One of the riskiest adventure of your trip to Tawang will be Bum La Pass with a doubt! The road to reach this beautiful destination is, well let’s say, filled with risk but once you reach here, you would be overwhelmed. Why this place is a top tourist attraction is because this is the same path used by Dalai Lama to find aid in India from Tibet. Once you reach the desired location, you would witness the extreme beauty of nature.