After Jaswant Garh, the condition of the roadways continues to be abysmal till Jung, where the construction of new roads was in progress during my visit. The road conditions improved drastically from Lhou village to Tawang. The view of the crescent shaped town of Tawang at a height of 11,000 ft, visible from 50 Km away gave me goose bumps. The town is well developed, in light of its importance from political, religious & tourism aspect.
To my misfortune, I reached Tawang on a Monday when the main market remains closed for its weekly off. I dropped off my backpack in the Government run tourist lodge and walked down to the main market craving for some food. Hotel Brahmaputra was serving freshly made hot Aloo chops to my luck.
I decided to search for some local delicacies. I found Dawa Restaurant further down the road, which served Thukpa & momos in their traditional taste & form. After satiating my hunger, I returned to my room to call it a day. It had been a long and tiring journey and my body longed for some rest. The entire state faces major power problems and enjoys the luxury of electricity only from 7 pm in the evening till 8-9 am in the morning.
The next day I woke up to the view of beautiful snow clad peaks from my balcony. I just stood in the sun soaking in the warmth for a few hours, before I decided to go out. After a stroll around the main market, I settled at a small restaurant in the basement, Lungta Restaurant for breakfast.