Travel and Tourism
Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India. It was founded near the small town of the same name in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh state of India by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama.
In the west of Chitrachal Hill the temple of nine planet of Hindu mythology exist. It recalls the days when Guwahati happens to be the center for N.E astronomical and astrological learning hub. In fact the ancient name Pragjyotishpur (which means center of astronomy) is supposed to have evolved from this temple.
The river island of Umananda has a famous Shiva temple. Lord Shiva is one of the most prominent deities of Hinduism. A huge number of visitors and devotees come to Umanada to pay their homage at this temple. As it is located in the middle of the Brahmaputra river, people have to take ferry services available from the Umanada Ghat to reach the temple.