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Tawang: The Mystic Beauty of Arunachal Pradesh

Written By: Akshatha

In recent times, Tawang tourism is slowly getting popularity. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is a district which was carved out of West Kameng.

There is also a town called Tawang which houses the famous Tawang Monastery. It is claimed by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, as it was originally a Tibetan territory.

Tawang tourism is little difficult because of the mountainous roads and its little risky to travel. However, slowly people have started visiting this place for its charm and beauty.

The main attraction is the Tawang Monastery; the largest Buddhist Monastery in India. This is a holy place for Tibetan Buddhist as it is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama.

Sela Pass, Jang Waterfall, Bomdila are some of the places in Tawang. Tourists should have a special 'Inner Line Permit' to visit Tawang, which is available in Kolkata, New Delhi, Tezpur and Guwahati.

There are many efforts to improve tourism and Tawang is slowly becoming a part of Arunachal Pradesh tourism.

Let us look at some picturesque locations of Tawang!

Tawang Monastery
  

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery is the second largest in the world, after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
Photo Courtesy: Vikramjit Kakati

Sakyamuni Buddha
  

Sakyamuni Buddha

The idol of Sakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Monastery. Sakyamuni Buddha was the earliest form of Buddha, worshipped in India.
Photo Courtesy: Doniv79

Sela Pass
  

Sela Pass

Sela Pass is a mountain pass in Tawang district. It is covered in snow almost throughout the year.
Photo Courtesy: Yathin S Krishnappa

Urgelling Monastry
  

Urgelling Monastry

It is the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. Hence, this place has a Buddhist religious significance.
Photo Courtesy: Giridhar Appaji Nag Y

Bong Bong Waterfall
  

Bong Bong Waterfall

Bong Bong Fall is also called as Jang Water Fall. It is a popular tourist place in Tawang district.
Photo Courtesy: Kunal Dalui

 Sangetsar Lake
  

Sangetsar Lake

Sangetsar Lake is also called as Madhuri Lake. Locals call it a mystery lake because it was formed by an earth quake in 1971.
Photo Courtesy: Vikramjit Kakati

 On the Way to Tawang
  

On the Way to Tawang

Fog filled mountains follow you through your journey to Tawang.
Photo Courtesy: Kunal Dalui

 Monpa People
  

Monpa People

Monpa people are the major ethnic group in Arunachal Pradesh. They are also one of the 56 recognized ethnic groups in China.
Photo Courtesy: Mr Tan

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