One the way to Bumla Pass, the famous Sangestar Lake also Madhuri Lake, named after Madhuri Dixit, is located. This natural lake, formed from cloud burst, is best explored by a leisure walk through its picturesque surroundings.
Located at a height of 15,200 ft above sea level, the Sangetsar Lake was formed due to an earthquake. According to the locals, the lake was originally located a few kilometres away from its current spot.
Madhuri lake - Also called as Sangestar Tso Lake is close to China border in the Bumla pass road. The views en route to this lake (many frozen lakes along the way) are something one wouldn't have witnessed for sure. You literally drive above the snow-clad trees and the clouds to discover another world altogether.
This spectacular lake is located right on the Indo-China border at a height of 16,500 feet. It will take a 2 hour long journey to reach this little piece of heaven from Tawang. Cool breeze envelops the entire region all year round while the lake is nestled right in between the mountains filled with pine groves making it breathtakingly beautiful. During winter these mountains are filled with snow and the lake is almost frozen. Sangetsar Lake, more popularly known as Madhuri Lake in Arunachal Pradesh is also known as ‘Paradise Lake’. This lake was popularised by a Bollywood movie which was shot here named “Koyla”.
One of the soldiers told us about how the post operates and how the army has been safe guarding the place even in the most adverse conditions. His words gave us goose bumps. We then spent some time around and then rested for a while. After having spent nearly an hour, we trekked down to our car. We then headed for Sangetsar Lake. Sangetsar Lake was formed after an earthquake and is located at around 12,500 ft. The most amazing thing about this lake was the tree trunks that stood out of the water in the middle of it. The lake was semi-frozen and the view was very soothing. The driver asked us to not linger for too long as he wanted to avoid snow fall on the way back. We also stopped at the PT TSO Lake, one of the many other lakes which dotted Bum La. We came across some other tourists there, who were playing in snow and joined them. We then took some snaps and then finally headed back to Tawang.