Enchanting Tawang is an informative and comprehensive guide to the fascinating and beautiful district of Tawang, the land of the Monpas, also referred to as the ‘hidden paradise’ and the 'last Shangri La'. Tawang is a small & remote, district blessed with breath-taking natural beauty, situated in the north-western extremity of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Not much is known about its extraordinary culture or unique heritage in mainland India. The book is an attempt to correct this omission and provide information on the place, how to get there, and what to expect once you’re there. Tawang is the cradle of Buddhism in the north-eastern part of the country, being the birthplace of His Holiness the Sixth Lama and home to the world famous Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, popularly known as the Tawang Monastery, the largest monastery of India and perhaps the second largest in Asia. Its other claim to fame is that when the present His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959, he chose Tawang as the place to enter into India. The Monpa, the inhabitants of the district, are an ancient tribe practising Buddhism that have a unique culture that has been influenced by the traditions and practices of the neighbouring areas of Tibet and Bhutan.