Shungatsher Lake

(Picture: Sange Tsering)

Shungatser lake is a testimony that nature is constantly transforming its geographical landscape at the expense of natural forests. But as for this lake, it was all for better good and worth praises that climate changes with Mother Earth do evolve to birth and gifted the beautification of nature at its best.

Nestled in the lap of four lofty mountains at 14,500 feet above sea level, about 42 Km from Tawang town, in Arunachal Pradesh. It was originally a grazing ground, but a violent earthquake of 1950 in the Himalayan region caused a massive landslide that transformed it into a large lake, submerging the entire forest.

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Surrounded by lush pine groves, with trunks of trees that were submerged in lake water and standing erect in the middle of the lake sum up another beautiful sight just like a painting from an artist’s canvas that has come alive.

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The Shungatser Lake is also a perfect landmark of this trait of nature. A walk around the lake would make the tourist feel a gush of emotions similar to the sudden attack of chilly winds blowing from the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding tall mountains.

Bollywood Connection:

It came into limelight after the famous song “Tanhai Tanhai” sequence from the superhit Bollywood film “Koyla” starring Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit was shot here in 1997.

During a visit to the Shungatser Lake, tourists can also pay a visit to the picturesque Tawang, Bomdila, Nurananag Falls and Sela Pass.

Shungatsher Lake
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