Tawang|An enigmatic territory and the hidden jewel of Arunachal

Tawang is a magical place in the world dictionary which is administered,governed and claimed by two countries namely India and China.It falls under the McMahon line which acts as a boundary between North East India and Tibet.Located at an altitude of nearly 9000 ft above sea level it can be reached easily from cities like Guwahati,Tezpur and
Itanagar. Inhabitants of the region are mainly Tibetians and people from Buddhist communities who depends on agriculture and tourism for a living.Tawang is definitely an enigmatic territory and the hidden jewel of Arunachal with so much to offer tourists and travelers.

The Madhuri lake
Madhuri lake
Route to Sela Pass
Sela Pass

Areas of interest around the region are Chakzam bridge,Jong Nga Tser lake,a few monastries namely the Tawang Monastery,Taktsang Gompa,Khinmey Gompa,sporadic waterfalls like Jang and BTK and the the high altitude Sela Pass located at a distance of around 80 kms from Tawang town.The pass is normally covered with snow and descendants living in the adjoining areas depends on scarce vegetation and agriculture around the region.There are few lakes around the pass which are considered to be very pious and venerable.

The Tawang monastery
Tawang Monastery
Snow in enigmatic territory
Tawang snow

It would be a wise and viable option to visit this enigmatic territory with a local travel group and that is what I did by choosing the right trekking and tour operators namely Trekkers and Trotters whose amiability and affability was in their signature and all the groups welcomed and praised their hospitality and other services planned during the journey.Exploration is the reason why we live,the reason for our existence and there should be some knowledge grasping initiatives in any field undertaken by the individual for living a blissful life of adventures,excitement,knowledge and freedom.There should be less drama in our lives to make it meaningful and having a solid purpose else everything becomes deviated and directionless.Due to the political turmoil between Tibet and China,the region remains a bit disrupted but the natural glory and the opulence that it has to offer makes it exemplary and one of the fascinating and hidden jewel and gems of North East India.

The War memorial
War Memorial
Sela pass covered with snow
Sela Pass

 

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