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Rupa

Rupa is a small hill station, which lies on the banks of the meandering Tenga River. A morning or evening drive around the Rupa border is breathtaking.  The natural beauty at the places not only touches our minds but our soul even. The town also provides a great opportunity to visit Shertukpen, the authentic tribal village in the valley.

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Chillipam Monastery

Located 15 kilometers from Rupa village in West Kameng District, Monastery is built on a promontory which offers spectacular 270 degree views of the surrounding Eastern Himalayan valleys. More commonly known as Chillipam Gompa, the secluded sanctuary is adorned with some of the region’s most magnificent Buddhist art.

Gyuto Monastery

This monastery belongs to the Geluk sect practicing the trantric Buddhism. In 1974, the Gyuto monks from Dalhousie moved to Kalaktang, Arunachal Pradesh, where a monastery and monk quarters were built to preserve and promote the Gyuto tantric traditions. Since the majority of the people of that area are Buddhists, the monastery used to provide to them religious and secular services. 

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Lhagyala Gompa

The Gompa is situated in the mountainside, overlooking the Morshing valley at Morshing. It is around 60 km from Rupa. It was constructed by Kachen Lama in the 7th century. It is a repository of immense treasure and antiquities of Buddhist Sectarians and plays an important role in the socio-political and religious life of the people of the entire area. The term ‘Lhagyala’ means repository of more than hundred large icons. It is next in position after the Tawang monastery.

Read blog post: A hidden paradise of Arunachal Pradesh


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