Northeast India continues to be a fascinating destination for many an offbeat traveler. It has caught the attention of travelers who like nature and getaways that do not fall on the usual tourist map. One of the most spectacular places to visit in northeast India is Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Located at an elevation of 3,048 metres, Tawang is a mesmerizing mountain town abundant in natural beauty as well as cultural heritage. On the one hand, it is home to the 17th century Tawang monastery that stands amidst scenic views of lush green mountains. On the other hand, it has the Tawang War Memorial which pays tribute to soldiers who died during the 1962 Sino-Indian war. Be it the waterfalls, the traditional houses, the monasteries, the lakes or the weather, this wonderful Buddhist destination is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. Here are some stunning photos to Tawang to give you a glimpse of its beauty and allure.

Misty, windy morning in Tawang

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Nuranang Falls, around 100 metres high, is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh

Nuarang Falls - Tawang

Nuarang Falls – Tawang

High mountains shrouded in clouds and deep valley gorges, rivers, and houses along the main road to Tawang near the town of Bomdila in western Arunachal Pradesh

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Mountain and pine woodland with alpine shrubs, waterfall and Buddhist prayer flags near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

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Flags fly to mark the deaths of Indian serviceman during the Indo-China war of 1962 at Tawang war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh

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Traditional stone house with maize (corn on the cob) drying in the front terrace in Sangti village, Tawang district, western Arunachal Pradesh, north east India

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Taktsang Monastery is a prominent Tibetan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located on the cliffside of the Tawang District in Arunachal Pradesh

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The main highway under construction and maintenance through the Himalayas connecting Assam with Tawang as seen near Dirang

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The Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh

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A waterfall pours into the Kameng river which flows through a deep gorge flanked by mountains and forested slopes near Tawang in western Arunachal Pradesh

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Gateway to Tawang – Sela Point – western Arunachal Pradesh: The main highway at Sela Point (14,000 feet above sea level) connecting Assam with western Arunachal Pradesh

Sela Pass in Tawang

Sela Pass in Tawang

We leave you with this view of Tawang monastery in Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery

So, for your next trip, give the cliched spots a break and head to Tawang!