Snuggled away in the northwestern corner of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang Valley is fringed with magnificent peaks, Buddhist gompas, wild streams, and verdant greenery. Patiently waiting at the end of a long spectacular route up from the Brahmaputra plains, getting to this virgin land is an adventure in itself. Photographed by Suman Kumar Raju Rudraraju
Getting there: Tawang does not offer air connectivity. The nearest air terminal is in neighbouring Tezpur (318 km) in Assam. Major airlines offer connecting flights from Delhi and Kolkata.
When To Visit: March to June; September and October
Must-See: Enroute Tawang, Sela Pass is worth exploring for the pristine landscape. Visit the Tawang Monastery, the largest gompa in India, or Nuranang Falls which cascades down from 6,000 feet. Gorichen Peak offers great trekking opportunities for seasoned climbers.