Tawang

Tawang Valley: Arunachal Pradesh

Located very close to the internation borders to Bhutan and China, Tawang, the beautiful land of Monpas, dotted with colorful Tibetan-Buddhist monastery villages, often addressed with sobriquets "Land of dawn-lit-Mountains" or "the Hidden paradise". Sit in the lap of snow-speckled mountains, twang is the land of quaint little villages, prayer wheels fringed sleepy villages, exotic wetlands and elusive fauna. By far magical Tawang monastery, largest in India, is the prime tourist attraction of the valley which looks like a grand citadel in the backdrop of snow-clad mountains.

Dirang Valley: Arunachal Pradesh

In between Bomdila and Tawang lies the picturesque valley of Dirang which welcomes tourists with a usual hot water spring. Mahayaba is the main tribe of the region and traditions are similar to Western Bhutan. Dirang is rich with Apple and Kiwi orchards. Dirang is a popular base for the trekkers and bird watchers to Mandla (Mandla Phudong), situated 28 km from Dirang. Dirang is a paradise for naturalists. Unique flora includes many medicinal plants. Built in 1831, Dirang fort is a historical site of the town.

Tezpur-Bhalukpong-Bombdila-Tawang Circuit of Arunachal Pradesh