Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

The image of happy, rose-cheeked Buddhist monk babies, coloured Buddhist flags flying across misty mountains, locals clamouring around quaint shops, and hypnotic chants in the air, captures Tawang in a nutshell. It boasts some impressive virtues as the second largest monastery in the world. It makes you wonder if the Buddhists are proponents of ‘Go big or go home’!