Through Tall mountains and frozen lakes of Arunachal, the present His Holiness, The Dalai Lama made his way to his eventual Destination, Dharamshala while evading the Chinese forces way back in 1959.
Tucked away in the north eastern tip of India, Arunachal Pradesh is a large state with dense forest and simple inhabitants. It is home to scenic mountains, unexplored passes, tranquil lakes, famous monasteries and an ideal destination for adventure lovers.
The Monastery of Tawang, is a 400 year old fortress and an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism. This world famous monastery of the Gelukpa was founded during the 17th century.
The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang chu River and Tawang valley are very captivating
Urgyelling Monastery is another attraction of Tawang which is believed to be sacred as it is the birth place of the sixth Dalai Lama. Located here are also some well known nunneries with the Ani Gompa being one of the oldest in the country.
There are beautiful lakes like Sangetsar Lake and Tso Lake preserving picturesque surroundings as well as rare species like snow pigeon.
While in Tawang, one can catch a glimpse of the War Memorial, Craft Centre and the local markets which are some of the distinctive attractions of this area.
For some pumping adrenaline, one can join in for various adventure sports like trekking, rafting, boating and angling. Explore the numerous trekking routes in the mountains of Arunachal. The Bomdila-Tawang area offers a vast scope for trekkers. The area around Tawang Chu is both interesting and challenging. There are various trekking routes that are popular because of Masheer angling opportunities.
Arunachal Pradesh is also known for its Orchidarium which is one of the largest in Asia. Every district of Arunachal Pradesh has its own exclusive and rare variety of orchids.
Discover some of the fascinating traditions of ancient lifestyles of 26 different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. With its vibrant and colourful festivals, Arunachal offers an experience like no other.