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Tawang Travel Guide

The district of Tawang, in Arunachal Pradesh is the land of the Monpa tribe and is a rather unusual hill station that packs in adventure options for the outdoor buff. It is a major centre for the Mahayana Buddhist sect. Tawang is located at a height of 12,000 ft. above the sea level and shares its border with Tibet and Bhutan. There are a number of high altitude lakes in Tawang but not all of them are accessible.

The army has a strong presence in Tawang and it restricts movements in certain areas but that is because the district shares a highly sensitive border with China. The Himalayas tower over this picturesque hills station, puncturing the impossibly blue sky with their snowy hills and peaks. Tourism in Tawang is best suited for people looking for adventure as it has interesting trekking trails for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Travel to Tawang is a little tiring, but nature, displaying its splendor in all its glory, will make you realize that it is worth all the trouble getting to Tawang. Many times over!

Polygamy prevails in Tawang and marriage between cousins is an accepted practice.

The Monpa tribe of Tawang district is simple people who brew their own alcohol and believe in enjoying life to the hilt and when spirits are high they often break into song and dance.

Though Monpas are non-violent by nature they have no qualms at animal sacrifice or animal consumption.

The Monpas also have their own secret customs that they follow and not much is known about these.

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