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Tawang, a remote hill station in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, is a destination brimming over with natural beauty, cultural heritage and military history. Sharing its border with Tibet to the north and Bhutan to the west, Tawang is dotted with majestic mountains, breathtaking gorges, passes and water bodies that bring in a hypnotic charm to this place. The natural beauty aside, this hill town is home to one of the highest motorable passes and the second largest Buddhist monastery in the world, the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, the epicentre of the Indo-China war and continues to be a disputed territory between the two countries. This rich history contributes to the vibrancy and legacy of Tawang, making it a desirable destination for anyone with a penchant for travelling. However, given the remote location of this place, coupled with unpredictable weather and poor road conditions, travelling to Tawang…

A trip to Tawang is like an escape into paradise. As you cross the Sela Pass and enter the Tawang district, you feel you as if you have been transported to fairy land. The eastern Himalayas with their hypnotic beauty and charm, the innumerable mountain ranges with clouds floating atop, different hues of vegetation all around make this hill region a delight to behold. Our trip to Tawang began at the Sela Pass at 13,700 ft above sea above sea level, with icy cold winds blowing throughout the year. The Sela Lake here was the first breathtaking sight we were greeted by. The lake remains frozen for nearly four to five months a year and feeds the Nurangang River. Some of the highlights from our trip to Tawang include: Jaswant Garh The road follows the Nurangang River to Jaswant Garh, where there is a War Memorial named after the Subedar…