Shonga-tser Lake

Shonga-tser Lake

  • Tawang
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Shonga-tser Lake, Tawang Overview

Have you ever witnessed the natural beauty of a lake? We agree you have but your definition of the beautiful lake would change altogether if you visit Shonga-tser, Tawang, located at the land of Arunachal Pradesh. Well, well, well! That’s exactly what you read! Shonga-tser Lake in Tawang is counted amidst the most serene and outstandingly beautiful lakes on Earth, which is dotted with many small lakes on its way. Shonga-tser Lake is also known as Madhuri Lake for the fact that famous Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit shot for her song in the movie named, Koyla. After the shooting, the name of the lake also got famous as Madhuri Lake. 42 kms away from Tawang, Shonga-tser Lake is an ideal place for photoshoots or videography.

As far as the history of the Shonga-tser Lake goes by, it is believed that after an earthquake in 1971, the lake was formed, which was only a grassland before that. Adding to the charm of the lake, there are snow-capped mountains around Shonga-tser Lake, Tawang. In addition to this, it is worth mentioning that there is crystal clean water and the blue sky reflects in the lake, which is an amazing sight to behold. You may also witness a number of dead tree trunks in the lake which happens to be an amazing imagery to be captured by the photographers. There is no denying the fact that all nature lovers and peace lovers would find this place out of the box. You will enjoy to the core and that’s a bet for sure!

Things to Do:

There is a lot to do at Shonga-tser Lake, Tawang and one amongst the most fun thing is photography. In addition to this, Shonga-tser Lake, Tawang is dotted with many small lakes during the journey and one can enjoy those pleasures as well by tsopping by and having fun at every small lake.

Best Time to Visit:

Shonga-tser Lake, Tawang is open all round the year and one can visit this lovely lake anytime during the year. But to enjoy the scenic and serene beauty of the lake, one can plan a trip to Shonga-tser Lake, Tawang during the months of summers.

How to Reach:

It is 42 kilometers away from the region and can easily be reached by a cab in about 2 hours maximum.

Traveller Information:

Below we have mentioned some of the most significant information for all the travellers. Take a look:
Duration to visit Shonga-tser Lake: 3 hours
Facilities: Food Stalls
Allowed: Photography, videography and footwear are allowed inside the premises.
Best visited with: Friends and/or family

Nearby Attractions:

Below are a few nearby attractions of Shonga-tser Lake that one must not miss out visiting:
Tawang Monastery
Taktsang Gompa
Sela Pass
Nuranang Waterfall
Pankang Teng Tso Lake
Bumla Pass
Gorichen Peak
Jaswant Garh War Memorial
Bap Teng Kang Waterfall


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