1. Nuranang Falls
Nuranang Falls, some 100 metres high, is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in this part of the country. It is a beautiful white sheet of water that descends from the height of about 100 meters. The best time to visit Nuranang Falls is from February till November. The hills are all lush green, the temperatures are pleasant yet cold and the region hustles and bustles with life and beauty during this period. The locals believe that this milky white waterfall has been named after Nura, a Monpa tribal girl who probably helped an Indian soldier by supplying arms and giving shelter to him during the Indo-China war. After visiting the falls, you can also visit the Hydel power station, which is placed nearby.
2. Tawang Buddhist Monastery
Tawang Monastery, located in Tawang city of Tawang district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the largest monastery in India. The Monastery is the second biggest and oldest in Asia and it is also known as the Tawang Ganden Namgyal Lhatse i.e., the celestial paradise of divine site chosen by the horse was founded by Merag Lodroe Gyamtso in the year 1680-81. The monastery is believed to be 400 years old and has control over 17 gompas in the region. Most importantly the giant statue of Lord Buddha sits peacefully in the middle of the northern side of the Monastery. One can stay in the monastery to learn more about their culture and mingle with the monks. The place is also famous with the legend of 7th Century A.D., King Kalawangpo and Khandro Drowa Zangmo, known as rTa nag mandal sgang. The best months to visit are March, April, May, June, September and October.
3. Sela Pass
The Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng districts in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It has an elevation of 4170 m and connects the Indian Buddhist town of Tawang to Dirang and Guwahati. This part of the Eastern Himalayan range is pretty special for the Buddhists, it is believed that about 101 lakes exist in and around Sela pass and each of these lakes has a huge religious significance for the Buddhist community. Very close to the Pass is the beautiful Sela Lake. The pass is open throughout the year. Even though Sela Pass is open throughout the year, the best months to visit are October, November, March, April and May as there are less chances of the route being snowed-in due to the snowfall.
4. Tawang War Memorial
Tawang war memorial is located in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The war memorial is a Buddhist shrine build to honor the Indian martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the Indo – China war in the year of 1962. The Tawang war memorial is a 40-foot high multi-hued memorial. It is also famous for its 400-year-old monastery. This monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries and is an important pilgrim center for the followers of Buddhism. Tawang is famous for its natural beauty, which attracts and enchants the traveler. The best months to visit are March, April, May, June, September and October.
5. Namdapha National Park
Namdapha National Park is a 1,985 km² large protected area in Arunachal Pradesh of Northeast India. The park was established in 1983. The area covered by the Namdapha Tiger Reserve was originally a reserve forest. It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary under the Assam Forest Regulation 1891 on 2nd Oct. ‘1972. It was later declared a National Park on 12th May 1983, under Wildlife (Protection) Act1972. The area is mostly steep mountainous terrain, with few gentle slopes crisscrossed by numerous rivers (Lai, Lati, Lang and Kamlang), rivulets and perennial streams. It is the only park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat namely the Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopard.
6. Bomdila Monastery
Bomdila Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Also known as Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Lling monastery. It was built in 1965 by the twelfth incarnation of the TsonaGontse Rinpoche. Then it was rebuilt by the thirteenth reincarnation, TsonaGontseRinponche renovated the monastery by building a larger prayer hall. Bomdila is a photographer’s delight, as the snow-capped mountain ranges of Himalayas offer spectacular views. Bomdila is famous for apple orchards.
7. Lower Gompa Bomdila
The Lower Gompa, Bomdila is in Arunachal Pradesh. The monastery is well known for its Tibetan architecture and a massive prayer hall. A popular belief says that spinning the prayer wheels of the monastery can fulfill one’s wishes. The infrastructure of the Lower Gompa, Bomdila is built based on Tibetan Architecture. The perfect time to visit the Lower Gompa, Bomdila is from October to April.
8. Madhuri Lake
The Sangestar Tso, formerly called Shonga-tser Lake and popularly known as the Madhuri Lake, is located on the way from Tawang to Bum La Pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, near Indo-China border above 3,708 metres above sea level. The lake was made popular due to its appearance in the Bollywood movie Koyla and is also known as Madhuri Lake named after the lead actress in the movie. The lake has been surrounded by wonderfully lush valleys and snow-capped mountains. For Buddhists, it holds a very special place in the hearts of Buddhists of both India and nearby Tibet who come here every year to pray. Madhuri Lake is a gratuity of nature which amazes you and refreshes your soul.
9. Ganga Lake
Ganga Lake or Geker Sinying is a lake in Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the most popular places in Itanagar. The lake was founded by Tai Bida when he went to search for his lost mithuns. Mithuns is well known as a state animal of Arunachal Pradesh it is also known as Gayal. The Ganga Lake is surrounded by greenery, mountains and its scenic environment. Many visitors and tourists from different places visit Ganga Lake or Gyakar Sinyi to refresh their minds and for recreational activities and Ganga Lake is a perfect place for picnics. The clear water body amidst primeval vegetation, forest trees, and orchids spellbind the travelers. The photographers will love this place because of the mesmerizing atmosphere.
10. Chillipam Monastery
The Chillipam Monastery is situated 15 kilometers away from the Rupa village in the West Kameng District. The Monastery has been built on a promontory that offers a spectacular 270-degree view of its surrounding Himalayan valleys. The monastery is also known as the “Chillipam Gompa”. This holy sanctuary is glorified by the presence of some of the most magnificent Buddhist art. It is built on a hillock near the town of Rupa. The picturesque hillock turns extravagantly beautiful at dusk, as the sunset prices to be a treat for eyes. The best time to visit this place is during summers.