Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh has been named the cleanest district in the North-East region by the Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs. So, its time for you to book your tickets to Tawang. Also, here are the 8 best things that you can do while you explore the cleanest district of India. 

1. If you want some peace of mind, head to Taktsang Gompa that is situated atop a hillock at an altitude of 12,500 to 13,000 feet.

This monastery located high up in the north-western corner of Arunachal Pradesh and it slightly extends into Bhutan. To be more precise, it is perched near Sangetsar Lake and border of China. It is surrounded by a dense forest and giant mountains so the view from this place is surely going to mesmerize you. You can come here to meditate and to find your inner peace. The ambiance and the atmosphere here will calm and soothe your senses. You surely wouldn’t want to leave this place anytime soon. 



2. If you love adventure, pack your bags and hike to Gorichen Peak (the highest mountain peak in Arunachal Pradesh) that is perched at an altitude of 22,500 feet.

Gorichen Peak has a challenging trekking track and it offers a 360-degree view of the beautiful surroundings that will leave you in awe. So, if you are in the mood, go hiking on this magnificent mountain and make the most of your trip.



3. Head to Sela Pass for an awe-inspiring experience.

Situated at an elevation of 13,700 feet, Sela Pass, is the only road that connects Tawang with parts of India. This is one of the highest motorable passes in the world which makes this destination popular amongst tourists. 



4. Witnessing the Nuranang Waterfalls will make you feel like you are in a dream. Visit this place to observe nature at its best.

Nuranang Waterfalls, also known as Bong Bong Waterfalls, is located 40 kilometres from Tawang town and it rests at an elevation of 6000 feet. It is known as one of the most stunning waterfalls in Arunchal Pradesh. 



5. Shonga-Tser Lake is surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and it is a sight worth experiencing once-in-a-lifetime.

This alluring lake lies in an open valley 17 kilometers away from that main town of Tawang. You come here to chill, relax, see the calm waters of the lake and to see colourful birds on the banks. 



6. Visit Madhuri Lake to explore the scenic surroundings with your loved ones.

This lake is surrounded by lush, green valleys and snow-capped mountains. It is maintained and managed by the Indian Army and there is a small cafeteria near the lake that you can go to to sip on a cup of hot coffee. 



7. Head to Bumla Pass for some sightseeing and to witness snow-capped mountains.

This pass lies at an elevation of 15,200 feet on Indo-China border. You can stroll around, click pictures and have a blast with your family and friends. However, you’ll need a special permit to visit this area so plan in advance. 



8. Shop till you drop at the Tibetan Settlement Market which is also known as Vihara market.

This market is famous for its local eateries, small shops, traditional items, Chinese crockery items and much more. Visit this market and bring home gifts for your loved ones. 



Here’s to a spectacular travel experience in North East India’s cleanest district.