Tawang War Memorial
Embedding the war torn history of this place, this memorial is dedicated to Jaswant Singh Rawat, the local hero. There are quite a few legends around how he fought and how he died. He is said to have singlehandedly fought the Chinese soldiers for 72 hours in the Indo-China war. Some say he hanged himself after the Chinese finally closed on him while some claim that the Chinese caught and killed him. Immaterial of what is true and what is not, he is revered and even worshiped in one sense by the Indian soldiers posted here as well as the locals. There is a bust of him that is garlanded and the memorial is filled with people paying their respect to Jaswant Singh's heroism. A journey to Tawang is incomplete without this piece of history.
Day 3 Hired a taxi - Innova for the entire trip from Shillong @ Rs.4000 per day. Travel to Nartiang Monoliths - 40kms from Shillong city - many people might skip this but because of my varied interests I found them interesting, these are MONOLITHS ( large pieces of stones) which were erected approximately during 1500 AD to commemorate the glorious events of the Jaintia Kingdom. Visit to nearby Nartiang Durga Temple And the best part of the day was the near by Tyrshi waterfalls - a must go! Back to Shillong city - visited the church - really beautiful Evening snack @ Shillong cafe - good and really famous Dinner @ Lamee restaurant becoz vegetarians are choosy and have less options!
Truly speaking nothing to see in Dimapur. One can find a list of places to see like Kacharia Ruins, the zoo, triple falls and the Rangapahar Reserve. Being a short distance from the airport we visited only the Kachari Ruins. There is no sign board, no information or any person to explain what this is. This stands as a neglected park. The story is obscure, but it goes like this, the Dimasa Kachari Kings played a game similar to that of chess and the ruins depict the game. The portions that remain identifiable looked like pawns in the game of chess. One will find two blocks of the game, one on the right and one on the left separated by some distance.