Tawang, the North Eastern part of India has been always a mesmerizing place to visit with breath-taking views. There are many attractions in this part of the country and most of it is yet to be discovered. Now there is a lake which has been frozen and attracting travellers towards it. Yes, located approximately around 40 kms from the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, on the way to Bum la pass there lies a lake called as Sangetsar Lake.
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”.
There’s an army cafeteria known as Shungatser Cafe near the lake that serves some really delicious and hot food to travellers at a nominal rate. There’s also a waterfall falling onto the lake, which is a little seasonal and is active during the monsoons. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to spot yaks and golden ducks here.
Both the Buddhists of India as well as the Buddhists of Tibet, consider the waters of this lake extremely pure and come here on pre-defined days of the year to offer their prayers.
The formation of Lake:
This Lake was formed after an earthquake that took place in the year 1952. The location is off-the-beaten track, and is meant to be explored by those who love roaming in the wilderness. It is a fantastic place for a picnic if you are travelling out of Tawang for a day trip.
The location is off-the-beaten track, and is meant to be explored by those who love roaming in the wilderness. It is a fantastic place for a picnic if you are travelling out of Tawang for a day trip. However, it’s not easily accessible to everybody; travellers need to get a permit from the Indian Army. That’s because the track is quite dangerous; only SUVs can be taken there and that too only on clear weather days with no snowfall or rainfall.