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Madhuri Lake in Tawang

Madhuri Lake is a tranquil haven for nature lovers and those seeking serenity. A flood formed this serene lake after an earthquake in 1950, giving it a unique charm among the famous lakes in Arunachal Pradesh. Madhuri Lake in Tawang is surrounded by hills, lush valleys, and snow-capped peaks, attracting many shutterbugs who capture beautiful pictures of the surroundings. Initially called Sangestar Lake, the lake was renamed Madhuri Lake after the shooting of the Bollywood movie Koyla, starring Madhuri Dixit.

The Indian Army takes care of Madhuri Lake. Near the lake is a cafeteria where visitors can enjoy hot Maggie, momos, and a cup of tea or coffee. Restroom facilities are also available. A visit to Madhuri Lake is a complete form of relaxation, rejuvenation, and picnic time amidst the Himalayas. For the best travel experience, you can make your trip more comfortable by choosing our Tawang tour packages, including a tour of this lake and other famous attractions.

All you need to know about visiting Madhuri Lake in Tawang

Best Time to Visit Madhuri Lake

April to October are the best months to visit Madhuri Lake in Tawang. During these months, the climate is favorable for strolling near the lake. However, the lake remains frozen for the rest of the year.

How to Reach Madhuri Lake

Madhuri Lake, located approx. 36 km from Tawang, and it takes around 1.5 hours to reach. Also, you will need an Inner Line Permit from the District Commissioner's Office at Tawang to visit Madhuri Lake. You can hire a private car to reach Madhuri Lake.

The roads could be smoother, with 50-plus hairpin bends and narrow gravel roads unguarded by rails. However, the views of snow-clad peaks, glaciers, and water bodies make this road trip enchanting.

Places to Visit Near Madhuri Lake

The lake is located at a high altitude, allowing you to explore the nearby high passes of this town. Apart from that, some famous gems of Tawang can also be covered by covering a few kilometers. Check out the list below and add them to your bucket list.

  • Bumla Pass - 25 km
  • Sela Pass - 104 km
  • Tawang War Memorial - 36 km
  • Nuranang Falls (Jung Falls) - 62 km

Discover Madhuri Lake in Tawang with Indian Holiday

As a high-altitude attraction requiring permits, Madhuri Lake stands out in Tawang. However, you can reach this lake comfortably by choosing Tawang tour packages from Indian Holiday. We take care of every aspect of your visit, from the transfer to the permit, allowing you to focus on creating memories in Tawang. So, what's holding you back from planning your Tawang trip with us? Keep in touch with and plan your tour of Arunachal Pradesh.


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Q: What is Madhuri Lake?

Ans. Madhuri Lake is a serene, high-altitude lake in Tawang. Named after actress Madhuri Dixit, it features picturesque landscapes with snow-capped mountains and tranquil waters.

Q: What are the best times to plan a picnic at Madhuri Lake?

Ans. March to June and September to November are ideal times for picnics at Madhuri Lake. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the landscape is vibrant, enhancing the lake's natural beauty.

Q: Is there an entry fee for Madhuri Lake?

Ans. No, there is no entry fee to visit Madhuri Lake. You can enjoy the lake's natural beauty and peaceful surroundings at no cost.

Q: What activities can I do at Madhuri Lake?

Ans. You can enjoy several activities at Madhuri Lake, including nature walks, photography, and picnics. The tranquil setting, with its stunning alpine scenery, offers an ideal escape for relaxation and rejuvenation.