While even the best of places on earth may not equal your sweet home, certain places on earth may hold your attention with such authority born out of their endless beauty that you may be unwilling to get out of the hold. Tawang holds you tight with its unparalleled beauty and your senses marvel at the gift of nature displayed in every inch of the land. Situated 10,000 feet high above Mean Sea Level and surrounded by lakes, Tawang's beauty reaches out to your eyes and moves towards your soul. The location of the land in itself is fascinating with Tibet to its northern side, Sela range of West Kameng to the east and Bhutan in the southwest direction. Breathtaking valleys, misty rivers and stunning waterfalls in this scenic district give you the ultimate experience. Sela Pass is the only high-altitude mountain pass in the world that is motorable. This is the only way to gain access to Tawang by road. The views from Sela Pass are spectacular. You will find Paradise Lake on your way to Sela Pass. Tawang Monastery is the second largest monastery in Asia and the largest in India. It is situated amidst picturesque landscape. Followers of Buddhism attach high importance to Tawang Monastery, as it is the centre where young Buddhist monks learn about the essence of Buddhist culture. The amazing collection of manuscripts, books and other artifacts in the monastery increases its value multifold. Taktsang Gompa is believed to have been honoured by Guru Padmasambhava's visit during the 8th century. The thick coniferous forest and lofty mountains surrounding the monastery, which is located on the ridge of a hill, render magic to the air. You are sure to be overwhelmed by the serene atmosphere that makes you feel one with nature. Gorichen Peak is the right place for the adventurer in you. Not only is Gorichen Peak the highest in Arunachal Pradesh with 22,500 feet height but it also poses a high challenge to trekkers. Shonga-tser Lake is famously called Madhuri Lake . An earthquake in this region resulted in the formation of Shonga-tser Lake in 1971, which until then was grassland that served the cattle of the locals here. The lake is an absolute delight for the photographers. Nuranang Waterfalls is located 40 kms away from Tawang and it is also called as Jang Falls since it is close to Jang, a town between Tawang and Bomdila. Originating from northern slopes of the famous Sela Pass, Nuranang river forms the waterfalls and then plunges into Tawang river. The Hydel power station nearby is open for visits. Pankang Teng Tso Lake , remains frozen during winter and the area around the lake supports skiing. Bumla Pass is situated 37 kms and the Indo-China border that lies at 16,000 ft altitude is the right place for you to assess your fitness level if you love adventure. Bap Teng Kang Waterfall is one of the most visited tourist spots in Tawang. Set amidst lush greenery, the waterfall offers spectacular sight to nature lovers. The crystal clear water encourages you to indulge in swimming. Jaswant Singh Rawat of the Indian army fought a lone battle against the invading Chinese troop during Indo-China war in 1962. He stood his position for 3 days at an altitude of 10,000 feet without giving up until his last breath. Located 21 kms from Sela Pass towards the direction of Tawang, the post held by him to fight Chinese army is named as Jaswant Garh in honour of his memory. Tourist places in Tawang seem never-ending. While each and every spot in Tawang is alluring, the entire district envelopes you into its fold making you want to be a part of the life there.