This Circuit starts from Tezpur in the plains of Assam and takes you all the way up to the seventeenth century Tawang Monastery. Nuranang en route offers you a splendid opportunity for snow and rainbow trout fishing. The Sela pass on the way runs through a high altitude lake of shimmering crystal blue clear water. Flocked on both sides by rhododendrons of various hues, the Lake is a brilliant portrait of bliss by nature. Tipi is another important station along the route. A botanical station housing 500 varieties of orchids, which grow abundantly in different parts of Arunachal Pradesh is a must see for all visitors.
An Orchidarium at Tipi (5 km from Bhalukpong) is the Botanical paradise of the state. About 300 species of the orchids can be seen in the flora-glass house. Some of the orchids here are rare and endangered.
Located 24 kms from Tipi, on the way to Bomdila is an Orchid Sanctuary at Sessa. The sanctuary is home for over 2600 orchids of 80 different species, nurtured and cultured in their natural environment. Scenic beauty, exotic water falls and the evergreen forests along the banks of river Kameng is dream come true for the Nature enthusiast. The meandering Kameng river provides excellent opportunity for white water rafting. It’s also been the Anglers’ paradise for long.
Buddhist’s Monasteries, the Nuranang Water falls at Jung, the Hot Springs of Dirang with medicinal properties for curing skin ailments.
The Apple and Kiwi Orchards, the National Yak Research and Breeding Centre, at Nigmadung are also interesting spots to visit. Sheep Breeding Farm at Sangti valley, where the Siberian Black Necked Storks visit during winter (nine kms. from Dirang) is the place to go for vivid bird enthusiast.
The Trout Hatchery farm at Nuranang is also an interesting place to visit.
Nestling in the lap of Himalayas at 11,500 feet above sea level lies Tawang – the beautiful land of the Monpas. A picturesque canvas of mesmerizing natural grandeur, it fills one’s mind with spiritual bliss. With its cascading waterfalls, and glistening snow-white peaks, Tawang brings you closer to Mother Nature.