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Madhuri Lake in Tawang

Madhuri Lake is one of the popular tourist attractions in Tawang. And if you are a nature lover and want to spend time in peace, this is a must-visit place for you. Madhuri Lake in Tawang is enveloped by hills, lush valleys, and snow-capped peaks and invites many shutterbugs to capture beautiful pictures of the surroundings. There is no doubt that this lake has a unique charm among the famous lakes in Arunachal Pradesh.

This serene lake was formed by a flood that arose from an earthquake in 1950. Initially called Sangestar Tso, the lake was renamed Madhuri Lake after the shooting for the Bollywood movie Koyla starring Madhuri Dixit. The lake is a major crowd puller, especially those who love Bollywood movies and admire Madhuri Dixit’s beauty.

The Indian Army takes care of the Madhuri Lake. There is also a cafeteria near the lake where you can enjoy hot Maggi, momos, and a cup of tea or coffee. 

Here is everything you must know before visiting Madhuri Lake in Tawang

Best Time to Visit Madhuri Lake

The months from April to October are the best time to visit Madhuri Lake in Tawang. This is because the lake remains frozen during 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 need a special permit from the District Commissioner’s Office at Tawang to visit Madhuri Lake. No foreigners are allowed to visit the lake. 

You can hire a private car to reach Madhuri lake. The roads are not so smooth and have 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.

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