Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Located in the North-Western part of Arunachal Pradesh and flanked by majestic mountains, Tawang is known for its unparalleled natural beauty. Famous as the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tawang holds a great religious significance for Tibetan Buddhists. One of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monasteries of the world, the ‘Tawang Monastery’ is also located at this serene location. Apart from Buddhist pilgrims, the place is also frequented by many travellers and holiday seekers who come here is search of mental peace and rejuvenation of their souls. Mystic rivers, serene glacial lakes, captivating waterfalls and salubrious weather, makes Tawang one of the most sought after peaceful holiday destinations in the Indian…show more content… Owing to its extreme remoteness, Chopta Valley remains unspoilt and retains its natural scenic charm. Dense forests of pine, deodars and rhododendrons lends this place an exquisite picturesque beauty. Still unexplored by travellers, this tiny village is mostly visited either by trekkers or pilgrims. The famous ‘Deoria Tal’ and ‘Chandrashila’ treks in Uttarakhand make their way through this beautiful Chopta Valley. Also, the ‘Tungnath Temple’, one of the ‘Panch Kedar’ temples is located at this lovely…show more content… Captivating views of ‘Shivling’, ‘Bhagirathi’ and ‘Kedar’ peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas seem to be welcoming you with open arms as you reach this lush meadow covered wild flowers. According to stories by many trekkers, you will find here few sages and saints meditating in pure serenity and solitude. Tourists and trekkers can spend a night here in camps. After the night stay at Tapovan, head back to the Gangotri village and spend your remaining holiday in one of the budget hotels or state run guest house in the village itself.
Home to the famous ‘Madhyamaheshwar Temple’, 4th of the ‘Panch Kedar Group of Temples’ where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of belly navel, the village of Madhyamaheshwar captivates your souls with its unparalleled scenic beauty. Views of ‘Chaukhamba’, ‘Kedar’ and ‘Neelkantha’ peaks of Garhwal Himalayas from this scenic village makes you spellbound. Being a small village, you will not find many options for long stays but you can always book hotels in the nearby areas of Auli and Rudraprayag.